An overview of current and upcoming regulation on cyber security of “smart” products:
Cybercrime and the daunting threat of an online attack is now very prevalent in everyday life. The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing in size regularly due to the influx of new devices that are connecting to the internet. It’s predicted there will be more than 50 billion devices connected as of 2025, with it being suggested that the average household has 11 connected devices, many of which could be deemed “smart” devices. Consumers often make assumptions when connecting their devices at home, one is that every device is equipped with the standard cyber security.
The majority of customers don’t consider the cyber security of their tech, nor are they aware of the danger it could cause or that some manufacturers don’t employ the suitable security that will decrease the possibility of cyber-attacks. Multiple governments around the world are aware of this and have started introducing legislations to make sure these devices are regulated and that devices placed on their domestic markets have at least some baseline security.
Part 1 – UK and European Cyber Regulations
Business Development Manager, TÜV SÜD
Joe has been in the compliance industry for over 25 years and has helped many hundreds of companies get their products onto the global market place. Originally an Electromagnetics Researcher at the University of Bradford, Joe moved into EMC consultancy and testing, helping manufacturers find and eliminate their EMC problems. In addition to this he has also gained expertise in the field of EMF Exposure of radio devices and fields.
For the past decade Joe has concentrated on having a more intimate customer facing role, particularly with manufacturers of connected products. This is includes companies from all walks of industry such as small consumer products to the more larger industrial machines. His primary role in TÜV SÜD is working closely with companies, assisting the project managers and designers in helping them to ensure that they are fully prepared and aware of all the information and requirements when putting a product on the global market, this includes all aspects of regulatory and compliance which includes, but not limited to, Radio, EMC, Safety, Global Country Requirements and Cyber Security.
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