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DHS Unveils Set of IoT Security Principles

DHS - ExecutiveMosaicThe Department of Homeland Security has released a set of principles to detail new approaches and suggested practices on how to secure technologies associated with the Internet of Things.

DHS said Tuesday the principles were established to guide stakeholders on risk-based security decisions such as the design, manufacture and use of internet-connected devices and systems.

“Securing the Internet of Things has become a matter of homeland security,” said Jeh Johnson, secretary of homeland security.

“We increasingly rely on functional networks to advance life-sustaining activities, from self-driving cars to the control systems that deliver water and power to our homes.

DHS noted the principles focus on areas such as security at the design phase, security updates and vulnerability management, security practices, transparency across the IOT ecosystem and careful and deliberate connection.

The principles were also established to provide stakeholders with tools to help account for security as organizations develop, manufacture, implement or utilize network-connected devices.

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