IoT Cybersecurity Act Places Security Onus on Device Makers

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The IoT Cybersecurity Act is a good start for IoT pros to implement more security features on devices. However, securing assets through proactive measures, including vulnerability assessments and disclosure programs are options that could back the wider builder community in the fight against bad actors. Signed into law in December 2020, the bipartisan legislation forces any Internet of Things (IoT) device purchased with government money to meet minimum security standards. While the law means governments can expect more secure IoT devices, the onus is on builders and device makers to bolster device security.

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