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An aftermarket connected car device is the first to be certified by CTIA’s IoT Cybersecurity Certification Program, which launched last August to help ensure the increasing number of cellular-connected devices have appropriate security capabilities.  

The device, the Harman Spark, is offered exclusively by AT&T and plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port to deliver connected capabilities.  

Testing was performed in Richardson, Texas at the Ericsson Device and Application Verification (EDAV) lab.

AT&T and Ericsson in September announced the pair would team up on IoT cybersecurity, with Ericsson’s labs providing CTIA’s certification and AT&T making the certification available to businesses through its Professional Services IoT program.