UL 2900-1 Released – Cybersecurity for network-connected products

Security concerns with the Internet-of-Things has the standards community in high gear.  One of the most important new cybersecurity standards to be released is the UL 2900-1.  It’s titled Standard for Software Cybersecurity for Network-Connectable Products, Part 1: General Requirements.  This document and it’s companion publications will help manufacturers in a wide array of industries confirm the security of their products.

What does the 33-page UL 2900-1 cover?  It’s specifically for network-connectable products that need to be evaluated for vulnerabilities, weaknesses in any software included in the product, and for malware.  It covers risk management processes for these types of products.  It includes a test method process for evaluation.  And it contains requirements regarding risk controls in the design and architecture of the product.

Who should be using the UL 2900-1?  It’s for manufacturers and designers of any consumer product that includes networking capability.  Expect broad adoption within the medical device community as many new devices include an internet-based monitoring capability.  In fact, the FDA is expected to recognize this new standard which has already been adopted as an American National Standard.  Many other consumer technology products will also benefit from this publication.

What other standards are going to be released as part of the UL 2900 series?  There will be an additional 2 standards issued soon.  They are:

  • UL 2900-2-1: Particular requirements for network-connectable healthcare system components including medical devices and software
  • UL 2900-2-2: Particular requirements for industrial control systems

And a series of “Outlines” (Outlines of Investigation) have already been issued for the 3 titles.

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