launches a certification programme for IoT designers, the leading European certifier for connected object security, has announced the launch of the IoT Qualified as Secured (IQS) programme – the first certification programme for Internet of Things (IoT) designers who want to have the security of their IoT solutions checked by an independent third party.

Designed for users, this label can be used by IoT designers to check the security of systems that use connected objects. It serves as a reliable and independent indicator for future adopters or users, whether they are professionals or private individuals.

The IQS label can be awarded to companies in all economic sectors for a period of 2 years and is based on a reference framework made up of national and international security standards, good “security hygiene” practices and requirements derived from’s experience (between 25 and 30, depending on the certification level).

All of the components making up a candidate IoT solution are assessed against the reference framework: the connected objects, the communications protocols, the servers that can be accessed over the Internet and the applications made available to users.

The Certification Committee, made up of’s independent cybersecurity experts, compares the anonymised assessment report with the framework selected for awarding the certification.’s aim is to cover most security requirements in EU countries in an objective and measurable way. The time-honoured approach underpinning the certification enables it to evolve as new European standards and regulations are introduced. This way, all IoT stakeholders can adopt a long-term security policy.

“You cannot innovate successfully without managing risks,” says Jean-Claude Tapia, CEO of

“In a global market where the emphasis is more on time-to-market than carefully controlled development, we believed that it was essential to create the first label certifying the security of connected objects, revolutionising the way in which economic and social stakeholders interact with one another.

“Our aim in launching the IQS label – the first certification system for the IoT – is to come to the aid of all stakeholders and provide this digital revolution with long-term support,” he adds.

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