Global safety science leader UL is offering an Internet of Things (IoT) security starter kit designed to help improve internal cybersecurity capabilities for a secure development life cycle (SDL), which will help empower secure product development and life cycle management.

The IoT Security Starter Kit is based on SDL best practices and includes security-by-design training, an SDL gap analysis, a product security architecture review and penetration testing. Customers, including medical device product manufacturers, can customize these offerings based on their company’s specific security needs.

The IoT Security Starter Kit helps companies:

  • Advance in-house security knowledge and capabilities
  • Compare internal security processes and practices to industry frameworks and standards
  • Prioritize processes and practices that require improvements to meet industry frameworks and standards
  • Understand product, security architecture and design risks through testing for vulnerabilities and exploits

“With the complex nature of IoT and operational technology infrastructure, companies need to maintain the right level of security for products and systems. At UL, we can help spot potential security flaws early in the development process through a customized security design and architecture review. We can also identify potential product vulnerabilities and provide remediation advice by conducting penetration testing of a product,” says Olivier Laborie, business development director of the Identity Management and Security group at UL. “We work with companies to train their personnel on an SDL framework, as well as perform a gap analysis of security processes and documentation to ensure companies are equipped to prevent, identify and respond to potential cyberthreats.”

UL’s suite of advisory, testing, and certification services, including the IoT Security Starter Kit, is designed to help organizations manage their cybersecurity risks and validate their cybersecurity capabilities to the marketplace.