Now FCC endorses IoT products with Cyber Trust Mark Logo

The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, is on the verge of introducing a cybersecurity labeling system for Internet of Things (IoT) products. This initiative aims to provide consumers with a clear indication of which smart devices meet basic cybersecurity standards.

In the coming weeks, a new Cyber Trust Logo will be unveiled, which will adorn consumer smart devices that adhere to these standards. Dubbed the US Cyber Trust Mark, this logo, likely to be in the form of a QR code, will provide information such as the product’s support period and availability of software patches for IoT devices.

The scope of this labeling initiative extends beyond just common smart devices like CCTV cameras, fitness trackers, and smart appliances to encompass management solutions as well.

The idea to introduce a cyber trust logo was first proposed by the Biden administration in July 2023, with the aim of ensuring that products are at least 60% resistant to cyber-attacks. Recognizing that no web-connected device is entirely immune to digital threats, the focus is on enhancing overall security measures.

With forecasts predicting over 29 billion IoT devices in existence by 2030, there’s a growing need for robust cybersecurity measures. This labeling system will not only benefit consumers by helping them make informed choices but will also streamline the process for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to market their solutions.

The FCC’s new security logo is poised to become a valuable tool in assessing and labeling production applications, empowering consumers to navigate the IoT landscape with confidence.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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