The DTG (Digital TV Group) is working on a Government-backed cyber security certification scheme for smart TVs.
DTG Testing, in partnership with Connect Devices, has secured Government funding under the Grant Programme for Consumer IoT Assurance Schemes. The certification will support consumer-facing logos and will be awarded to products that meet the relevant security requirements.
“Smart TVs are commonplace in today’s homes and as such, they have to be upheld by the highest standards of cyber security,” said Alex Buchan, strategic technologist, DTG. “The DTG, in collaboration with industry, specify and test the requirements for every TV sold in the UK- the D-Book, and include these in our DTG TV Collection, which represents 95% of the free-to-air market.”
DTG has been working closely with TV manufacturers from its membership and DCMS to ensure that any legislation introduced considers the needs of the TV industry. Connect Devices has been working with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) since 2017 and has developed a consumer IoT security platform that automatically detects vulnerabilities in devices.
The certification scheme will support consumers by providing confidence that best-practice cyber security has been met for products displaying the certification logo. Additionally, it will provide a mechanism for IoT manufacturers to stay ahead of legislative.
Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman said: “We want everyone to have confidence that the internet-connected TVs they are buying have stronger security and assure retailers the products they are stocking meet key cyber security requirements.”
DTG Testing provides the product testing services used by manufacturers to demonstrate conformance to the Freeview, Freeview New Zealand, Freesat, HbbTV and Ghana Digital Thumb logos.