Users of technology naturally assume that the gadgets they purchase and use are safe physically and governments go to great lengths to ensure that this is the case. In European countries the CE marking is required for many products. It:

  • shows that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements
  • is an indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation
  • allows the free movement of products within the European market

In the US, the The FCC Declaration of Conformity or the FCC label or mark is a certification mark employed on electronics products manufactured or sold in the United States which certifies that the electromagnetic interference from the device is under limits approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

But the certification marks do not currently address the risks related to cyber security. Is this something that should be included in the CE and FCC markings in future?