Spirent approved as test lab for CTIA IoT cybersecurity certification

Sprint Communications has been approved as an authorized test lab for CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification, a new testing program designed to confirm security designs and capabilities of cellular connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Sprint Security Labs collaborated with leading wireless operators, technology companies, security experts and other test labs throughout the development of the program’s test requirements and plans. The program is based on IoT security recommendations from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

“Threat actors have repeatedly demonstrated their skill at penetrating IoT devices in vehicles, hospitals, manufacturing plants, utilities and public infrastructure for nefarious purposes,” said Sameer Dixit, senior director, security consulting, Spirent Communications.

“We have developed keen expertise in holistically assessing the security and performance of connected IoT devices and offer comprehensive testing services to vendors, deploying organizations and service providers. With the additional benefit of CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification, clients can better manage and protect their networks and important—and often life-preserving—devices,” added Dixit.

The company will offer CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification in October 2018 once the program officially begins.