UL Announces GE Appliances as First Household Appliance Brand to Test Connected Devices with New IoT Security Rating

UL’s IoT Security Rating also helps demonstrate security compliance for meeting the threshold of reasonable security features, as required of manufacturers in the first legally binding regulations for consumer IoT in the California and Oregon Cybersecurity Bills that went into effect January 1. 

“For more than a century, UL has provided safety services to GE Appliances,” said Todd Denison, UL’s vice president and general manager for Appliances, HVAC and Lighting. “With the IoT Security Rating engagement, we have extended our support to GE Appliances in cybersecurity while contributing to their goal to prioritize consumer security for their smart products in the marketplace.”

“At GE Appliances, we are committed to ensuring the security of our connected appliances and protecting consumers’ data. We incorporate sound security principles into our product development process, conduct security vulnerability testing and encourage security researchers to provide us with feedback,” said Shawn Stover, vice president, Smart Home Solutions, GE Appliances. “With the ever changing cybersecurity threat landscape, we believe the added third-party assurance and our commitment to UL’s IoT Security Rating throughout the product lifecycle, helps GE Appliances continue to put our customer’s peace of mind first while protecting against security threats.”

The IoT Security Rating joins a growing list of UL IoT security solutions, including the UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program, IEC 62443 certification and security training and advisory services, that address security needs across IoT industries and ecosystems. [5]

For a briefing on UL’s IoT Security Rating at CES, please visit UL’s booth #43537, located at the Sands Expo, or to learn more, please visit: ims.ul.com/IoT-security-rating.[6]

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