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CSE watching proposed U.S. IoT security bill

telecom | 08/03/2017 4:39 pm EDT

Four United States senators are proposing a bill that would require minimum cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices bought by federal agencies. The bipartisan Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 was introduced Tuesday by Democrats Mark Warner and Ron Wyden and Republicans Cory Gardner and Steve Daines. It mandates that those IoT devices purchased by the government be free of known security vulnerabilities or defects, be able to accept authentic updates from the vendor and require contractors to repair or patch devices against any future...