IoT Compliance

Introduction

Certifications and compliance schemes are essential in guaranteeing the security, interoperability, and adherence of IoT devices to pertinent regulations. At Cryptera, our IoT Security Solutions are meticulously crafted to uphold the highest standards, facilitating seamless alignment with your unique device compliance and regulatory requirements.

Certifications and compliance schemes for IoT devices

Below, you’ll find a selection of the most relevant certifications and compliance schemes for IoT devices:

  • IEC 62443-4-1 and IEC 62443-4-2
    Relevance: Highly relevant for industrial IoT (IIoT) devices.
    Description: These are part of the IEC 62443 series, which focuses on cybersecurity standards for industrial automation and control systems. IEC 62443-4-1 deals with the network and system architecture, while IEC 62443-4-2 focuses on technical security requirements for components.

  • ETSI EN 303 645
    Relevance: Relevant for consumer IoT devices.
    Description: ETSI EN 303 645 is a European standard that specifies security requirements for consumer IoT devices. It addresses issues such as password security, secure software updates, and protection against unauthorized access.

  • EU Cybersecurity Act (CRA)
    Relevance: Relevant for IoT devices sold in the European Union.
    Description: The EU Cybersecurity Act establishes a framework for certifying the cybersecurity of various ICT products, including IoT devices. Certification under this act indicates compliance with EU cybersecurity standards.

  • ISO 27001
    Relevance: Relevant for IoT devices with a focus on information security.
    Description: ISO 27001 is an international standard for information security management systems (ISMS). While it’s not specific to IoT, organizations can use it to ensure the security of their IoT deployments by implementing rigorous security practices and controls.

  • NIS2 (Network and Information Systems Directive 2)
    Relevance: Relevant for critical infrastructure IoT deployments.
    Description: NIS2 is an EU directive that aims to enhance the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, including IoT systems. It requires organizations to implement security measures and report significant incidents.

  • OT Security (Operational Technology Security)
    Relevance: Relevant for IoT devices used in industrial and critical infrastructure settings.
    Description: OT security encompasses various standards and best practices specific to industrial IoT. These may include IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82, and others, which focus on securing operational technology systems.

  • FCC Certification (United States)
    Relevance: Relevant for IoT devices sold in the United States.
    Description: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification ensures that IoT devices comply with electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiofrequency (RF) emissions regulations in the U.S.

  • CE Marking (Europe)
    Relevance: Relevant for IoT devices sold in Europe.
    Description: The CE marking indicates that an IoT device complies with European Union (EU) safety and environmental requirements. While it doesn’t specifically address cybersecurity, it’s a mandatory certification for IoT devices in the EU.

  • UL 2900 (Underwriters Laboratories)
    Relevance: Relevant for various IoT applications, including medical and healthcare devices.
    Description: UL 2900 is a standard that evaluates the cybersecurity of software and hardware components within various IoT applications. It assesses vulnerability management, security controls, and overall product security.

These certifications and compliance schemes play a crucial role in ensuring the security, quality, and regulatory compliance of IoT devices across different sectors and regions. Organizations developing and deploying IoT devices should carefully consider the relevant certifications based on their target markets and use cases. Please contact our security experts for a dialogue around your individual compliance needs and how we can support you.

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