If Underwriters Laboratories (UL) fills a security certification gap, will anyone care? This is often the problem for a product or service that has been well-established. If it branches out into a new area people either won’t notice, or they just won’t believe this is something the entity is capable of doing. It doesn’t have anything to do with facts, it has to do with perceptions. We have a strong idea of what UL does, and it isn’t security.
However, UL has actually put together a pretty decent validation program, which is the only program that even attempts to wrap around what could be an Internet of Things (IoT) nightmare for IT.
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