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Pending legislation seeks to secure Federal Government IoT

Overview

This briefing looks at the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which seeks to impose heightened security standards on all IoT devices procured by any federal agency.


If enacted, the expectations regarding the security of IoT devices as set forth in the legislation could be interpreted by courts as the minimal floor for any IoT product sold to the federal government and, potentially, sold commercially.

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