Infineon's OPTIGA Trust M First to get CLS-Ready Certification
OPTIGA Trust M from Infineon Technologies AG may be the first security platform to get the CLS-Ready certification from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). As the quantity of IoT devices increases, so does the number of cyberattacks worldwide. However, the security of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Thinking Things (IoTT) devices is extremely frequently overlooked until it's too late and attackers manage to compromise the devices. To deal with the increasing cybersecurity threats, the CSA launched the Cybersecurity Labeling Scheme (CLS) in 2022.
Based on four levels, CLS rates consumer IoT devices depending on their ability to resist cyberattacks. This labelling provides customers with a visible security rating and helps these to easily identify products with higher security without having to deal with security jargon and specifications.
The new CLS-Ready initiative makes it much simpler for smart product manufacturers – specifically for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and manufacturers of merchandise and systems not traditionally associated with security – to meet what's needed for the highest CLS Level 4 by simplifying the labelling process. Within the CLS-Ready initiative, smart product manufacturers can adopt hardware components, known as CLS-Ready platforms, which have passed the tests required for CLS Level 4 and integrate them to their commercial products. Therefore, any product built on the CLS-Ready platform can rely on the platform’s existing certification to satisfy CLS Level 4 requirements.
Being the very first security platform with CLS-Ready certification, Infineon's OPTIGA Trust M helps customers save costs and time for extensive testing and may reduce technical and economic risks. As the platform security functions are implemented by Infineon and tested by a certified independent security laboratory under the CLS scheme, the OPTIGA Trust M will provide a higher level of to safeguard smart product manufacturers when compared with designing everything themselves from scratch.
More and much more manufacturers worldwide will be able to benefit from the CLS-Ready certified OPTIGA Trust M, because the mutual recognition from the CLS by different countries further boosts the global acceptance from the label. Finland, for instance, launched its cybersecurity labelling scheme around November 2022. In 2022, both countries reached a contract on mutual recognition of the cybersecurity labels – a really positive sign for the wider adoption of CLS worldwide.
More information about OPTIGA Trust M can be obtained at www.infineon.com/OPTIGA-Trust-M.