Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, division has opened a new Security Test Lab to test and examine the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices for service providers and manufacturers. The new facility is based in Groningen, Netherlands (and operated by Qbit).
Eurofins’ IoT Security Test Lab performs testing and research into the security of Internet-connected Consumer Premise Equipment, and consumer devices in the smart home ecosystem, including set-top boxes, connected TVs, PCs, tablets, mobile devices, and other IoT devices. This involves the infrastructure, methods and techniques with which the security of devices can be tested for software and hardware vulnerabilities. Onsite test environments enable intrusive and non-intrusive testing.
The lab also supports virtual and distributed testing, whereby IoT devices can be remotely connected to the lab and automated tests can be carried out without requiring devices to be sent to the lab. In addition to the media and entertainment industry, the lab can be used by other organizations in industries such as banking, insurance, utilities and service sectors, and more.
“With the proliferation of devices in the Internet of Things comes an inherent need for better security, interoperability, and reliability,” said Johan Craeybeckx, Business Line Director, Eurofins Digital Testing International. “Eurofins’ new IoT Security Test Lab helps ensure quality and security improvements for smart devices by providing rigorous and consistent automated tests that can be carried out in our realistic physical test lab environment or virtually—thereby reducing costs and risks associated with the development and testing of IoT devices across the media and entertainment industry, as well as other industries investing in IoT applications.”