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LG achieves new consumer IoT certification

June 30, 2022

LG has become the first company to pass SafeShark and BSI’s newly launched Consumer IoT Verification Scheme.

SafeShark testing and BSI certification provide assurance that connected products and devices have appropriate cyber security controls in place for their intended use, in accordance with international best practice.

The scheme has been developed through Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) funding and industry collaboration with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), as well as international standards body ETSI. SafeShark tests products against cyber standard ETSI EN 303 645 using an automated testing platform called Intercept. Certification is provided by BSI based on a test report provided by SafeShark.

Once certified, products are continually monitored by the Intercept platform to ensure compliance is maintained over the whole life-cycle of the product, as firmware is updated, and as cyber threats and standards evolve.

LGEUK President, B.S. Lee, commented: “We are pleased to announce that LG Electronics has become the first company to pass the test specification with its Smart TV platforms, demonstrating the high quality of the LG solution and its commitment to cyber security best practice. LG’s product development and leading innovation platform seeks to ensure that all its technological advancements are future-ready and have consumer safety and security as a core priority. The SafeShark and BSI certification is a critical first step, to ensure we are prepared for future UK and EU legislation, which mandates that manufacturers must prove they have met cyber security performance requirements before being able to sell their products.”

SafeShark Director, Alex Buchan, added: “SafeShark is delighted that LG has leveraged first mover advantage to demonstrate best practice, before legislation mandates manufacturers take action. The cybersecurity threat around connected devices is a critical issue and this scheme offers proactive manufacturers like LG the opportunity to parlay compliance into a point of differentiation, positioning themselves and their products as the most trusted on the market and giving consumers confidence at the point of purchase.”

BSI Sales and Operations Manager – Digital & Connected Product Certification, Tolga Sakar, said: “Huge congratulations to LG for being the first organisation to achieve certification to the new Consumer IoT Verification. This achievement proves that LG’s products adhere to the security protocols outlined in the emerging legislation, which will give consumers confidence that an LG connected device or appliance is secure. The LG team should be very proud of this success.”

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