At this point, less than 10 organisations are accredited with Singapore’s cybersecurity label. It includes organisations such as GovTech and Signify. Koble is honoured to be sitting alongside these giants. Koble’s smart hub have gone through rigorous checks to be accredited with this pristine cybersecurity label.

In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the world. It is estimated that there will be some 50 billion IoT devices in use around the world by 2030. Amidst the growth in number of IoT products in the market, and in view of the short time-to-market and quick obsolescence, many consumer IoT products have been designed to optimise functionality and cost over security. As a result, many devices are being sold with poor cybersecurity provisions, with little to no security features built-in. This poses cybersecurity risks such as the compromise of consumers’ privacy and data as hackers generally look for the easiest systems to attack that will net the most damage and returns. Compromised IoT devices can also be used by threat actors to form a botnet to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks which could bring down Internet services. One example of this is the Mirai botnet attack in 2016 which were carried out via innocuous IoT devices, such as home routers and IP cameras. The attack left much of the internet inaccessible in the US East Coast. Currently, information on the amount of security that is built into these devices is not made readily available by the manufacturers. Thus, consumers are unable to make informed decisions towards purchasing more secure devices.

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme (CLS) for consumer smart devices, as part of efforts to improve Internet of Things (IoT) securityraise overall cyber hygiene levels and better secure Singapore's cyberspace. The CLS is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the scheme, smart devices will be rated according to their levels of cybersecurity provisions. This will enable consumers to identify products with better cybersecurity provisions and make informed decisions. Currently, consumer smart devices are often designed to optimise functionality and cost. They also have a short time-to-market cycle, where there is less scope for cybersecurity to be incorporated into product design from the beginning. The CLS was first introduced to cover Wi-Fi routers and smart home hubs. These products were prioritised because of their wider usage, as well as the impact that a compromise of the products could have on users. It has since been extended to include all categories of consumer IoT devices, such as IP cameras, smart door locks, smart lights and smart printers. 

This CLS certification entails the following; Our smart hub

  • Passwords are unique and defined by the user. (No factory default password)
  • Have a mechanism available which makes brute force attacks on authentication mechanisms via network interfaces impracticable.
  • Is continuously under monitor. We have the ability to identify and rectify security vulnerabilities.
  • Is securely updatable.
  • Has simple and clear instructions offered for updating the device.
  • Uses best practice cryptography to facilitate secure update mechanisms.
  • Security updates are timely.
  • Verifies the authenticity and integrity of each update via a trust relationship.


Koble CLS Certified Product List

Registration ID

Product Name & Model

Product Category 

CLS Level

Date of Issuance

Date of Expiry

CSA/180524/U0009

Smart Hub (Zigbee) 
KO-GW-ZIG

Smart Home Hub

1

19 May 2021

18 May 2024

CSA/180524/U0010

 

Pro Series Glass Touch Switch (Zigbee) 
KO-1G-TOUCZ-N W/B/G-ZIG

Smart Switch

1

19 May 2021

18 May 2024

CSA/180524/U0011

 

Pro Series Glass Touch Switch (Zigbee) 
KO-2G-TOUCZ-N W/B/G-ZIG

Smart Switch

1

19 May 2021

18 May 2024

CSA/180524/U0012

 

Pro Series Glass Touch Switch (Zigbee) 
KO-3G-TOUCZ-N W/B/G-ZIG

Smart Switch

1

19 May 2021

18 May 2024

 

For more information on CLS, please visit: here