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Ericsson Tests First Certified Device for CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Program

March 11, 2019 / Bevin Fletcher

An aftermarket connected car device is the first to be certified by CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program, which launched last August to help ensure the increasing number of cellular-connected devices have appropriate security capabilities. The device, the Harman Spark, is offered exclusively by AT&T and plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port to deliver connected capabilities. Testing was performed in Richardson, Texas at the Ericsson Device and Application Verification (EDAV) lab. AT&T and Ericsson in September announced the pair would team up on IoT cybersecurity, with Ericsson’s labs providing CTIA’s certification and AT&T making the certification available to businesses through its Professional Services IoT program. “The EDAV labs will play a critical role in the IoT ecosystem, as Ericsson predicts the number of IoT devices to rapidly expand in the coming years,” said Tomas Ageskog, head of digital services, market area North Ame...