Spirent Approved as Authorized Test Lab for New CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification

Device security and performance experts Spirent named as one of first companies to perform testing for pioneering certification program for IoT devices

MWC AMERICAS, LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 12, 2018Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT), today announced that it has been approved as an Authorized Test Lab for CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification, a new testing program designed to confirm the security designs and capabilities of cellular-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Spirent SecurityLabs collaborated with leading wireless operators, technology companies, security experts and other test labs throughout the development of the program’s test requirements and plans.

The program is based on IoT security recommendations from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Spirent has extensive experience in the security and performance evaluation of cellular- and network-connected IoT devices, is a prominent member of the IoT Community, and a sponsor of the IoT Slam conference. Bill Mortimer, vice president of strategic marketing at Spirent, is the current Advisory Board Chairman for the IoT Community.

“Threat actors have repeatedly demonstrated their skill at penetrating IoT devices in vehicles, hospitals, manufacturing plants, utilities and public infrastructure for nefarious purposes,” said Sameer Dixit, senior director, security consulting, Spirent Communications. “We have developed keen expertise in holistically assessing the security and performance of connected IoT devices and offer comprehensive testing services to vendors, deploying organizations and service providers. With the additional benefit of CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification, clients can better manage and protect their networks and important—and often life-preserving—devices.”

Spirent SecurityLabs currently offers comprehensive IoT security and performance testing and will begin CTIA IoT Cybersecurity Certification in October 2018 once the program officially begins.

SecurityLabs consultants will be available to discuss Spirent’s cybersecurity certification services this week at Mobile World Congress Americas, Stand S.2456 located in Hall South.

More information and resources about Spirent IoT security and performance:

*Spirent IoT information center
*The State of IoT Security infographic
*“IoT Security for the Enterprise” white paper discusses the current state of IoT security, identifies potential threat vectors, and describes best practices for vulnerability assessment, testing, and DevOps
*“IoT Security Concerns within the Enterprise” webinar examines the unique security and performance challenges with IoT deployments, causes of IoT security breaches, best practices for IoT security & performance, how to assess vulnerabilities, and suggested remediation processes.

About Spirent
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE:SPT) offers test, measurement, analytics and assurance solutions for next-generation devices and networks. The company provides products, services and information for high-speed Ethernet, positioning and mobile network infrastructure markets, with expanding focus on service assurance, cybersecurity and 5G. Spirent is accelerating the transition of connected devices, network equipment and applications from development labs to the operational network, as it continues to innovate toward fully-automated testing and autonomous service assurance solutions.

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