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FCC Approves Voluntary Cyber Trust Labels for Consumer IoT Products

March 14, 2024

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be rolling out a voluntary cybersecurity labeling program for Internet of Things (IoT) products for consumers

At its public meeting today, the Commission unanimously voted to approve the program, which will allow IoT manufacturers to slap US Cyber Trust Certification Marks onto products that meet certain minimum criteria defined by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

The marks — plus associated QR codes, linking to product registries with more detailed security information about compliant products — will enable customers to make more informed purchases, and companies to distinguish their products from the competition.

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