The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for Internet of Things (IoT) security based in Newport Beach, Calif., recently announced that the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has added ioXt security certification to its Networked Lighting Control System Requirements Version 5 (NLC5). Along with ioXt, NLC5 offers a full breakdown of DLC-recognized cybersecurity certification options that are specifically designed for interior and exterior NLC systems associated with commercial and industrial buildings, roadways, and exterior environment.
Adding ioXt as an option to the DLC’s Cybersecurity Standards list allows commercial lighting manufacturers to provide proof of cybersecurity standard compliance via an ioXt certificate or letter from one if its accredited testing organizations.
“As buildings continue to evolve to become more connected, the commercial lighting industry is playing a big role in that transformation, including large-scale networked systems,” says Brad Ree, chief technology officer of the ioXt Alliance. “While this has opened incredible opportunity across the globe, it has also created the immediate need for stronger security measures and industry-led standards practices that ensure all manufacturers and end users are protected from increased cyber harm. By including ioXt on the NLC5 list, the DLC and the Alliance are bringing 300-plus companies together to define security specifications for smart home and buildings and taking further steps that ensure greater transparency and reasonable security worldwide to achieve this.”