With the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act 2022 now being enacted into law, Secured by Design (SBD) member companies have been leading the way in providing their customers with the security assurance the legislation requires.
The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Act requires manufacturers, importers and distributors to ensure that certain security requirements are met in relation to consumer connectable products that are available to consumers. To date eight SBD member companies have had thirty-one of their IoT connected products achieve SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, which goes beyond the requirements of the Government’s legislation, not only demonstrate that they have achieved the appropriate certification, but importantly protecting their customers and the public.
Michelle Kradolfer, the Internet of Things (IoT) Technical Officer at Police CPI and the lead for Secured by Design’s Secure Connected Devices accreditation, said: “I am delighted that so many companies are seeking the benefits of achieving the Secure Connected Device accreditation, thus demonstrating that their products have undergone and achieved the appropriate IoT standards and certifications.
“With the rise in IoT and smart devices being sold in the UK market, it is essential for companies to play their part in ensuring IoT products are built securely to protect their consumers. Obtaining the Secure Connected Device accreditation builds confidence and trust in these products and we hope that other companies within the industry and beyond will take note of this achievement and follow in their footsteps in producing safe IoT products for the UK market.”
The products, which cover a range of categories such as Alarms, Bicycle Security, CCTV, Smart Home Security, Rural Crime, Crime Reporting, Property & Asset Registration and Locks & Hardware, are:
ERA Home Security
The Secured Connected Device accreditation
SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation for IoT products, developed in consultation with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), helps companies to get their products appropriately assessed against all 13 provisions of the ETSI EN 303 645 standard, a requirement that goes beyond the Government’s legislation so that companies can not only demonstrate their compliance with the legislation but protects them, their products and customers.
The SBD Secure Connected Device IoT Assessment identifies the level of risk associated with an IoT device and its ecosystem, providing recommendations on the appropriate certification routes with one of our SBD approved certification bodies. Once third-party testing and independent certification for a product has been achieved, the company can apply to become SBD members, with the product receiving the SBD’s Secure Connected Device accreditation, a unique and recognisable accreditation that will highlight products as having achieved the relevant IoT standards and certification.