Cybersecurity experts hail new IoT law

December 7, 2020

President Donald Trump signed the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act into law this month, codifying what many cybersecurity experts have long begged for—increased security protection for the billions of IoT devices flooding homes and businesses.  

In recent years, an array of items and household appliances have been turned into internet-connected devices, with some estimates predicting there will be 41.6 billion IoT devices in the field by 2025 and over $1 trillion spent on them by 2023.

This bill requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to "take specified steps to increase cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. 

 

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