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REGULATION ALONE WON’T SECURE IOT-ENABLED DEVICES
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a lot like the Wild West. Considerable disruption and innovation occur with little meaningful oversight to maintain order. There’s a new sheriff in town, though…by which I mean lawmakers imposing regulation on the IoT space. The tide of regulation began with California, who instituted a new law called SB-327 back in 2018 that requires manufacturers to equip IoT devices with “reasonable” security features. Now, all IoT devices sold in the state—and by extension, the rest of the US—must either come with a strong, unique password or force users to create one. No generic default passwords are allowed. Similar legislation is now in place in the UK as well, intending to make IoT devices “secure by design.” However, the question remains: can regulation on its own effectively secure IoT devices? MONICA EATON-CARDONE READ MORE