New IoT Legislation Means Advance Planning is Key


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As 2020 wound to a close, the year’s end marked a major milestone in strengthening the security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and systems. In December, the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was signed into law, raising the priority of cybersecurity across a variety of industries and use cases.

The new law is designed to better incentivize companies to secure the devices they build and sell, and requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a new set of standards. The law specifies that NIST should issue guidelines for development, patching, identity and configuration management for IoT devices.

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