Wearables Security Tests Being Developed by UL

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the US safety business best known for certifying electrical products, is working on a framework for assessing the cybersecurity of wearable technology. Anura Fernando, UL’s principal engineer for medical software and systems interoperability, told eWeek that the framework was due by the end of 2015. He also said the framework…

…could range from informative test reports which are less formal, to a more traditional UL certification program which is more about product testing, lab results and a certification.

There are signs that the US government likes the approach being followed by UL. When interviewed about safety and security certification for IoT devices, Michael Daniel, a special assistant to the US President, said:

A nonprofit consortium that would rate products… I find that model very intriguing…

The eWeek article about UL and wearables security can be found here.

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