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Is It Time To Regulate the IoT?

  • Danny Bradbury
  • SecTor
  • August 11, 2017

US Senators just introduced new legislation to regulate the purchase of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Why did they do it, and what chance is there of success?

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act would set minimum security requirements for federal procurements of connected devices. These include the ability to patch code, a lack of hard-coded passwords, and freedom from known security vulnerabilities.

Bruce Schneier, security author, CTO at IBM Resilient and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is one of the people endorsing the bill. He will talk about the dangers of the IoT in his …

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.