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Senate Bill Would Establish Security Requirements for Internet-Connected Devices

Four senators have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal suppliers of internet-connected devices to ensure that their products are free of “hard-coded passwords” and cyber vulnerabilities, patchable and comply with industry standard protocols. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 calls for the Office of Management and Budget to …

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DHS’ Phyllis Schneck: New Multilateral Export Control Policy Conflicts with US Cyber Efforts

Some government and industry executives told a congressional hearing Tuesday they believe the U.S. government should review a multilateral arms control agreement’s policy that restricts cross-border sales of computer surveillance technology, FCW reported Wednesday. Aisha Chowdhry writes the Wassenaar Arrangement was amended in 2013 to include intrusion software and Internet network monitoring products to …

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SANS’ Tony Sager: Technologies, Workflow, Feedback Loop Key to Continuous Monitoring

A recent SANS Institute survey says that around 30 percent of federal agencies and contractors have not yet adopted the Department of Homeland Security‘s program for continuous diagnostics and mitigation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu reports that the results of the online poll from earlier this year also indicate that while those that …

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