ReFirm Labs Joins IoXt Alliance to Further Advance IoT Security

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Membership bolsters cross-industry collaboration initiative to advance global IoT security and consumer privacy

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The stakes are incredibly high, and that’s why participation from companies like Refirm Labs that are rooted in firmware security analysis and are proponents of security standards is so important for us.

ReFirm Labs, a provider of the industry’s first proactive IoT and firmware security solutions, today announced it has become a member of the ioXt Alliance, the Global Standard for IoT Security. IoT firmware is the next big attack vector and a national security issue. Refirm Lab’s membership with the ioXt Alliance aligns with the company’s vision to see firmware security analysis become a requirement for all connected devices.

Built by former NSA offensive operators, ReFirm Labs’ Centrifuge is a cloud-based, highly scalable platform that vets, validates, and continuously monitors the security of firmware to protect against emerging cyber threats while enabling automated compliance reporting. Centrifuge has been proven to increase productivity for security teams while reducing the number of breaches on internet-connected devices.

“Organizations are struggling to address the largely unknown and unprotected attack surface introduced by firmware that controls IoT devices connected to their network,” said Derick Naef, CEO of ReFirm Labs. “We are looking forward to working with the ioXT Alliance and joining our voice with other industry leaders as we collaborate on best practices, standards, and guidance to raise the level of discourse amongst the community and prepare to overcome future threats in IoT security.”

“IoT products must be secure,” said Brad Ree, CTO of the ioXt Alliance. “The stakes are incredibly high, and that’s why participation from companies like Refirm Labs that are rooted in firmware security analysis and are proponents of security standards is so important for us. We’re excited to have Refirm Labs on board and are confident that their ongoing participation will continue to advance IoT device security.”

The ioXt Alliance is a group of more than 300 leading OEMs, wireless carriers, standards groups, device manufacturers, compliance labs, and government organizations dedicated to harmonizing best security practices and establishing testable standards that give manufacturers, retailers and consumers product confidence in a highly connected world. Products that are certified through the ioXt Certification Program are evaluated against eight core pledge principles that define product security, product upgradability and consumer transparency. Devices in the smart home, smart building and connected cellular and automobile sectors undergo lab or self-attestation testing and if they meet or exceed the requirements in their assigned product category, will receive the ioXt SmartCert label.

About ReFirm Labs
ReFirm Labs provides the industry’s first IoT and firmware security solutions that proactively vet, validate and continuously monitor IoT devices from hidden threats. The company’s flagship product, Centrifuge Platform®, detects and reports potential zero-day vulnerabilities, hidden crypto keys, backdoor passwords and known vulnerabilities in IoT devices without needing access to source code. ReFirm Labs’ technology has been proven to provide the insight and intelligence needed for users to proactively defend connected devices and maintain compliance and the integrity of supply chain security. Founded by a team of former NSA offensive cyber operators, ReFirm Labs is trusted by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies that operate in a wide variety of industries, including: telecommunications, cloud infrastructure and data centers, automotive, health care, utilities, and manufacturing. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @ReFirmLabs.

About the ioXt Alliance
The ioXt Alliance is the Global Standard for IoT Security. Backed by the biggest names in technology and device manufacturing, including Google, Amazon, T-Mobile, Comcast and more, the ioXt Alliance is the only industry-led, global IoT device security and certification program in the world. Devices with the ioXt SmartCert gives consumers and retailers greater confidence in a highly connected world.

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