Singapore launches cybersecurity labeling scheme for IoTs

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore announced the launch of their Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS). According to the scheme, cybersecurity labels will be issued to Internet of things (IoT) devices and will indicate their security provisions. The classification of products will be based on a series of tests on whether the products meet basic security standards such as: (a) ensuring unique default passwords; (b) adherence to the principles of security-by-design; (c) absence of software vulnerabilities; (d) resistance to basic penetration testing. In this way, consumers will be able to choose products not only based on functionality and cost, but also on their security ratings. The CLS will be launched as a voluntary scheme to enable developers to understand how the scheme benefits them, and the agency will monitor the response to the scheme.