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New US Congress Bill Targets Minimum IoT Security Guidelines

March 12, 2019 / Luana Pascu

Since the Mirai malware attacks in 2016, improving IoT security has been a top point of interest. They served as a major wake-up call for many organizations that had taken cybersecurity lightly until then. IoT devices are highly vulnerable, which is why they are hacked so often. Seems every day now we hear of strangers spying on families through baby monitors or messing with their thermostats. IoT devices are also popular with large companies and organizations, including government agencies. An IoT security law that passed in 2018 demands manufacturers build security into their devices, but two senators have been working on a new bill to regulate smart devices at the federal level by ensuring a national standard.