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With a remit that covers smart TVs and set-top-boxes, Eurofins has opened new a security test lab offering research into the security of internet-connected
consumer premise equipment and consumer devices in the smart home ecosystem.

Eurofins Digital Testing LogoThe new facility based in Groningen, Netherlands is operated by Qbit and will offer to firms in the media and entertainment industry the ability to investigate age the infrastructure, methods and techniques with which the security of devices can be tested for software and hardware vulnerabilities.

Onsite test environments will enable intrusive and non-intrusive testing and the lab will also supports virtual and distributed testing, whereby IoT devices can be remotely connected to the lab and automated tests can be carried out without requiring devices to be sent to the lab.

The baseline for the security of IoT devices, developed by The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), serves as a guideline for testing, especially for testing hardware and using techniques such as fuzzing and reverse engineering, or in cases where specific equipment is purchased and/or developed for testing.

“With the proliferation of devices in the Internet of Things comes an inherent need for better security, interoperability, and reliability,” explained Johan Craeybeckx, business line director of Eurofins Digital Testing International.

“Eurofins’ new IoT Security Test Lab helps ensure quality and security improvements for smart devices by providing rigorous and consistent automated tests that can be carried out in our realistic physical test lab environment or virtually—thereby reducing costs and risks associated with the development and testing of IoT devices across the media and entertainment industry, as well as other industries investing in IoT applications.”