We have recently announced plans to launch a cyber security conformance scheme building on the UK Government’s Secure by Design programme. The aim of the Secure by Design (SBD) conformance scheme will be to provide reassurance that a product meets the cyber security guidelines laid out by Government. It also aims to offer consumers and retailers with the confidence that their connected devices are protected against cyber attacks.
Manufacturers will be able to display the SBD conformance mark on a product if it meets the minimum requirements and receives certification that it is adequately secure. The SBD conformance specifications will be developed based on the Government’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security, published in October 2018, and corresponding ETSI standard TS 103 645.
The first three guidelines in the Code of Practice, which will be the initial/primary focus of the scheme, are:
Our next steps are to work with the industry, with the support of Connect Devices Ltd. and other partners, to develop the SBD scheme and launch it for consumer electronics related to the TV industry initially. A full list of included product types will be confirmed later.
In conjunction with the scheme, we will be hosting a series of interactive workshop for DTG Members only that explore the scheme and what it signifies for the industry. Future workshops dates are yet to be confirmed, but if you’d like to get involved, please get in touch here.