A new CTA group is looking into robotics and what CTA can do to support that industry segment. One of the first issues it identified is security. Work is underway to create a new robotics working group under CTA’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Management Committee. Its first task will be to develop baseline cybersecurity requirements for private consumer robots. The robotics group, and perhaps a new cybersecurity robotics working group, will meet at the Forum.
On the cybersecurity front — CTA is defining baseline security capabilities and related organizational security capabilities for devices and systems. These address individual connected devices, endpoint devices, components, hardware modules, chips, software, sensors or other operating components. The goal is to help developers consider not only how security breaches might affect their devices or systems, but also how breaches might affect the broader infrastructure in which their products operate such as how their devices might be co-opted into a botnet. CTA’s cybersecurity groups will be meeting at the Forum to address these and other issues.
Several meetings will cover industry strategy for consumer health and fitness technology, and industry standards for products that help consumers live happier, healthier lives. CTA recently developed a standard regimen for people to follow so wearable stress monitoring devices can be tested for accuracy. The regimen involves relaxation, answering a set of written questions, speaking to a panel of judges, doing some arithmetic, and exercising — all with time constraints. There are expected results (stress or no stress) for each part of the test and they’re compared with actual readings of the device under test. If the device reports the expected results, it passes.
Another recent project is a framework for best practices and transparency when developing non-medical mobile health solutions. It aims to help stakeholders create and evaluate mobile health solutions around five key areas: accuracy, interoperability, privacy, quality practices and security.
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