Proving a company is cybersecure has become a major concern for security companies. But how trustworthy are these certificates?
Earlier in 2018, a false Hikvision cybersecurity certification announcement caused controversy. And Genetec itself has cast aspersions against its Chinese rivals as being untrustworthy.
Now, Genetec has announced achieving UL's 2900-2-3 [link no longer available] Level 3 (L3) certification that Genetec claims "validates its resilience against cyber-attack."
However, does it really? What does it consist of? How much validation does it provide?
In this note, based on our discussions with Genetec, JCI, and UL we examine:
- UL Overview
- Cybersecurity certification process
- Process for Genetec
- Highest of 3 levels
- Testing performed
- UL's process
- Others certificated