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October 30, 2018

CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program Begins Accepting Devices for Testing .

Washington D.C. – CTIA, the wireless industry association, today officially began accepting Internet of Things devices into the CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program. The program protects consumers and wireless infrastructure, while also creating a more secure foundation for smart cities, connected cars, mHealth and other IoT applications.

“The CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program raises the bar for the security of Internet of Things devices, protecting our consumers and wireless networks and creating a more secure foundation for the innovations of tomorrow,” said Tom Sawanobori, CTIA Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “This is an important step for security as we head toward an increasingly connected future where everything from cars to watches to appliances to street lamps will be wirelessly enabled.”

Announced in August, the program accepts all IoT devices that connect to a cellular network and validates whether they meet a set of security features. Device manufacturers may seek one of three types of certification, depending on the sophistication of the device and the security characteristics desired or needed for its use.

More information on the CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program, the latest offering built from CTIA’s 25 years of certification experience, is available here.

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CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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