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UL Launches SafeCyber to Protect Connected Devices

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UL, a global leader in safety science, announced a new solution SafeCyber Digital Security, a suite of solutions aimed at democratising IoT security and equipping key businesses like device manufacturers, suppliers, and systems integrators to take control of their networked infrastructure. UL’s SafeCyber Digital Security Platform working to mitigate the growing amount of cyberthreats faced by these enterprises, from smart home gadgets and complex medical equipment to advanced automotive and Industry 4.0 technology.

“The proliferation of connected devices has unlocked immense new economic potential, but it has also introduced a flurry of cybersecurity risks that can materially impact businesses. SafeCyber helps organizations holistically understand and assess risk, allowing both new and existing assets to be designed and maintained to conform with the latest cybersecurity legislation and best practices,” said Jukka Makinen, managing director of the Identity Management and Security division at UL.

UL also unveiled its Maturity Path capability as part of the launch, a solution that gives device manufacturers, suppliers, and system integrators with a maturity assessment for linked device security in order to develop long-term product security governance and processes.

In SafeCyber platform, UL also introduced Firmware Check and Field Monitoring features. Firmware Check will provide stakeholders with a security check on firmware implementations that are presently in development, whereas Field Monitoring will allow those companies to run large-scale security checks on firmware that is already in the market.

“For more than 125 years, UL has been a trusted partner helping organizations ensure the safety and compliance of their products and solutions. Today’s launch of SafeCyber marks an important milestone in our long-term vision to develop a best-in-class capability that helps organizations move beyond a compliance mindset, and toward a proactive stance that enables them to actively manage their security posture in what is becoming an increasingly connected, ever-evolving threat landscape,” added Makinen.

SafeCyber’s clients will get immediate access to UL’s Maturity Path, Firmware Check and Field Monitoring. Any connected device stakeholder can begin a free Maturity Path self-assessment as part of UL’s efforts to make best quality product security practises better accessible. 

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