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Workplace health and safety in the age of coronavirus

Apr 3rd, 2020

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that typically cause mild colds. They are nothing new and are year-round ailments, although like most cold/cough viruses, they tend to make themselves known in the winter. COVID-19 is a novel, or new, strain of coronavirus. That means it’s something our immune systems have never been exposed to, so we are less able to recognize and fight off the infection.


Whitepaper – Addressing IoT security through ratings

Mar 18th, 2020

UL’s latest white paper addresses critical security aspects of connected products against common attack strategies and known IoT vulnerabilities to create a “security baseline.”


Pre-certification: Solving the payment testing and validation gap

Mar 11th, 2020

Testing and validation to acquirer protocols are often considered only at the end of developing a new product or service in the payments industry.


‘Securing Digital Payments’ – A word from the book’s author

Mar 9th, 2020

‘Securing Digital Payments’ is a free downloadable eBook by Andrew Jamieson, written to help those in payments and those getting into payments to better understand what it is and how it works.


mDL: The digital future of identity verification

Mar 4th, 2020

A digital Drivers License that fulfills the same functions as a standard issued DL is what UL is calling mDL (mobile Drivers License), which is stored and accessed on a mobile device in a mobile application.


EMV in transit: Painkillers for the PCI predicament

Mar 2nd, 2020

EMV in transit connects public transport to (global) payment schemes, providing great ease-of-use benefits to the commuter.


IoT Security – what does reasonable security look like?

Feb 26th, 2020

January 1, 2020 marks the official and unequivocal entry into the era of connected device cybersecurity regulation.

The states of California (Senate Bill No. 327) and Oregon (House Bill No. 2395) have passed laws that oblige connected device manufacturers to secure any device or physical object which is able to connect to the internet directly or indirectly with “reasonable security features.”


How to solve the top 4 compliance problems faced by payment application developers

Feb 24th, 2020

The payments ecosystem is a thriving industry.  In a 2017 global payments report, McKinsey & Company predicted payments would become a $2 trillion business by 2020.


UL to honor Rugby Excellence at HSBC Cape Town Sevens

Dec 10th, 2019

UL Mark of Excellence Award recognizes embodiment of World Rugby values.


UL and Underwriters Laboratories announce leadership succession

Sep 26th, 2019

UL and parent company Underwriters Laboratories today announced that, after 15 years of service, Keith Williams has decided to retire as president and CEO. Mr. Williams will continue to support each organization through an interim period to ensure a smooth transition.


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