Following the Government cyber security legislation proposal, DTG Testing in partnership with Connect Devices, has secured funding, under the Grant Programme for Consumer IoT Assurance Schemes, for the preparation and launch of a cyber security certification scheme for smart connected products.

The certification will support consumer-facing logos and will be awarded to products that meet the relevant security requirements.

The DTG has been working closely with TV manufacturers from its membership and DCMS to ensure that any legislation introduced considers the needs of the TV industry. Connect Devices has been working with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) since 2017 and has developed a consumer IoT security platform that automatically detects vulnerabilities in devices.

The certification scheme will support consumers by providing confidence that best-practice cyber security has been met for products displaying the certification logo. Additionally, it will  provide a mechanism for IoT manufacturers to stay ahead of legislative requirements in an affordable and accessible way.

This funding will help create a scheme to improve the security of smart devices and boost our burgeoning digital economy while protecting people online.
We want everyone to have confidence that the internet-connected TVs they are buying have stronger security and assure retailers the products they are stocking meet key cyber security requirements.

Matt Warman

Digital Infrastructure Minister, DCMS

Smart TVs are commonplace in today's homes and as such, they have to be upheld by the highest standards of cyber security. The DTG, in collaboration with industry, specify and test the requirements for every TV sold in the UK- the D-Book, and include these in our DTG TV Collection, which represents 95% of the free-to-air market. This expertise and experience of the Smart TV industry combined with the cyber security certification scheme will provide a building block to a culture of cyber security awareness benefiting consumers, retailers and manufacturers alike.

Alex Buchan

Strategic Technologist - Spectrum & Security