Stacey Higginbotham: IoT news of the week for October 22, 2021

The ioXt Alliance certifies 60 new devices: The ioXt Alliance, which is a nascent security standard for connected devices including handsets and smart TVs, has certified 60 Android devices. The devices range from Pixel smartphones from Google to rugged handsets from Zebra Technologies. The ioXt Alliance standard tries to do away with both the “nutrition-style labels” used to indicate how secure a device is and the model favored by UL, which ranks connected device security on five different levels. The ioXt has guidelines for devices and apps, and keeps the security requirements specific to the type of device in an effort to make security a little more simple for the consumer. (The ioXt Alliance) — Stacey Higginbotham