A new certification program launched by the United States Department of Energy to help developers of IoT devices protect against hackers and cybercriminals has been announced by the Energy Department.
The program, known as the National IoT Security Certification and Certification-Driven Environment (NISTSPEDE), is an initiative that aims to make it easier for IoT developers to build IoT-friendly apps for IoT devices.
“We are taking the first step towards a brighter future for consumers and businesses by providing a certification program for the development of secure IoT apps,” said Thomas Schmidhuber, director of the National Infrastructure for IoT Applications (NIHI) program at the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which is the agency that oversees the NISTSPedE certification program.
The NISTSTEDE certification is aimed at developers of smart home devices, like thermostats, that are designed to provide an internet of things experience without having to rely on physical hardware.
“It will be easier for developers to focus on IoT-specific security risks, while keeping IoT users protected against malware,” Schmidhusber said.
“Developers who want to take the next step will be able to use the NISSEPEDE Certification Builder, which includes a checklist of the most common security risks and guidelines that developers can use to secure IoT-enabled applications,” he added.
The U.S. Energy Department has been developing a national certification program, and the DOE has been working with NIHI to help build it.
NIHI, a DOE-supported program that builds and certifies new and existing smart home and home automation products, will develop and issue NISTSSEDE certificates for developers, allowing them to quickly and easily build and deploy IoT applications.
The National IoT Certification and Security Environment (NIHSCE) program is part of the DOE’s Smart Home Energy Efficiency (SME Energie) initiative, which aims to reduce energy consumption and energy costs by providing energy-efficient smart home systems, energy-saving appliances, and energy-conserving technologies.
The DOE also recently released a new toolkit for smart home developers, which is called SmartHome Energies, which allows them to build smart home applications that can be deployed on any smart home.
This toolkit also includes instructions on how to build a smart home security app for your smart home or home automation device.
The toolkit includes two pieces of code that can help developers develop smart home apps, as well as two modules that can contain information on what smart home products developers can install on their devices.
The first module will contain information about the smart home device, such as its specifications, how to configure the smart devices, and how to set up the device.
The second module will give the developer access to data on how smart devices are connected to the internet.
The tools are currently available for developers in the NIHI smart home development and certification tools, as part of an ongoing effort to make smart home tools more accessible.
The EIA has already released guidance to help smart home owners and developers understand the basics of the certification process and how they can get started.
The guidance includes a step-by-step guide on how developers can begin to build applications for smart devices that can easily be used by consumers and business.