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Katerina Megas: NIST Will Have ‘Internet of Things’ Security Update Soon

The Commerce Department will soon issue a guidance on Internet-of-Things security issues, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.

Katerina Megas, program manager for IoT cybersecurity at the National Institute of Science and Technology, said the draft map for IoT security will probably come out in the "next couple weeks", and efforts for its arrival might be spearheaded by, aside from the DOC and NIST, the Federal Trade Commission and the private sector.

The IoT security roadmap initiative is a follow-up of the department's delivery early 2018 of a report on botnets calling for the coverage of IoT devices in security applications.

Megas added during a panel discussion at Symantec's 2018 government symposium that the guideline might contain updates regarding regulation of connected devices.

John Mills, principal director and partner at Cyber Asymetrics Associates and ex-director of cybersecurity policy, strategy and international affairs at the Defense Department, said a lack of IoT security is influenced by a deficiency in public infrastructure policies designed to operate digital certificates and handle public-key encryption.

 

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