Crossword’s Rizikon Assurance platform selected to support IoT certification programme

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Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (LON:CCS) said its Rizikon Assurance platform has been selected by the IASME Consortium, the UK government’s national cybersecurity centre’s cyber essentials partner, as the core platform to support a new Internet of things (IoT) device security certification programme.

The AIM-listed firm said the certification programme is a new scheme designed to give confidence to consumers and businesses that IoT devices have attained a minimum accepted level of security, and protect users from potential cyber-attacks, data loss and privacy invasion.

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Crossword said the IASME consortium has identified the Rizikon platform as “the solution to deliver the new IoT certification at scale, supporting IASME’s certification bodies and device manufacturers, through its secure cloud-based platform”.

The company noted that bespoke adaptations to Rizikon will be completed this year to facilitate the launch of the new assessments.

“Crossword is pleased to have this formal engagement with IASME, and to be working with them on their new certifications. With the huge growth in IoT greatly increasing the cybersecurity threat surface, the confidence that devices and systems are protected, provided by an IASME IoT certification is invaluable”, Crossword chief executive Tom Ilube said in a statement.

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