IoT/Smart Lighting

Dekra awards first security certificate for IoT lighting

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The stamp of approval means Dekra believes Signify’s ‘Internet of Things’ smart lighting systems are as robust as possible in minimising the threat from hacking and fixing vulnerabilities quickly.

GERMAN standards and testing giant Dekra has awarded the first ever security certificate for internet-connected lighting to Signify.

The stamp of approval means Dekra believes Signify’s ‘Internet of Things’ smart lighting systems are as robust as possible in minimising the threat from hacking and fixing vulnerabilities quickly.

The award means Signify is the first lighting company worldwide that has been awarded the security certification for its connected lighting development process (IEC62443-4-1) by Dekra. T

Central elements of the IEC62443-4-1 certification are a threat analysis based on the use case scenario and a product development process which ensures that all identified security requirements are implemented, verified, tested, and documented with traceability. 

Signify has satisfied all requirements in this process. In addition, the company has demonstrated its ability to react fast and appropriately to newly discovered security vulnerabilities and publish security updates in a reliable manner.

International expert organisation Dekra evaluated Signify’s development process on the IEC 62443-4-1 fundamental security requirements.

 ‘We’re proud to award the IECEE CB and Dekra Seal certification to Signify,’ said Bram Holtus, managing director of Dekra.

‘As global partner for a safe and connected world, we know that security is key in today’s world. The IEC 62443 standards are the perfect tools to ensure safety and security at work, home and on the road.’

 Signify met all requirements set out in the standard by following its Signify Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in all internal and external development activities. 

Major components of the SDL are a security risk analysis and threat modeling, code analysis verification and validation testing, and continuous vulnerability management.

‘Connected lighting systems are core to our business and our future,’ Harsh Chitale, business group leader professional at Signify, told Lux.

‘This certification is testament to our commitment to provide our customers with the most secure connected lighting products, systems and services, all of which are built on a strong foundation of industry standards, governance, and procedures.

‘As a growing group of businesses and governments are implementing connected technologies, maintaining the highest standards of security are both crucial and invaluable to us.’