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Federal Internet of Things Security Rules Could Provide Blueprint for Private Sector

WSJ Pro Cybersecurity

30 Sep 2020

Alex Iftimie spoke to WSJ Pro Cybersecurity for an article covering how legislation to set minimum cybersecurity requirements for internet-connected devices used by the federal government could end up becoming a standard for the private sector.

According to Alex, with the cybersecurity legislation, the government in effect is using the power of its procurement budget to force manufacturers to improve their protections.

“I think [manufacturers] recognize that regulation is inevitable in this space, given the pervasive nature of IoT devices, and they would rather see one single national standard,” he said.

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