Tag Archives: Internet of Things

U.S., EU to Coordinate on Critical Tech, Supply Chain Issues Via Trade and Technology Council

U.S.-EU Summit

The U.S. and the European Union on Tuesday formed a Trade and Technology Council (TTC) to build up global cooperation on digital issues, technology and supply chains, work on international standards development and support collaborative research efforts. A senior administration official said Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will co-chair the council.

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New National Cybersecurity CoE Project Focuses on Trusted IoT Device Onboarding Processes

NIST Cybersecurity

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a project that aims to present approaches to trusted network-layer onboarding processes and lifecycle management of internet of things (IoT) devices. The project is intended to deliver a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide.

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NIST Turns to Public for Feedback on IoT Security White Paper

Internet of Things

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) asks the public to comment on a white paper that tackles the confidence of people in the security of internet of things devices. NIST said Friday its document titled “Establishing Confidence in IoT Device Security: How do we get there” will explore the mechanisms of confidence regarding the security of available IoT devices.

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Perspecta Labs Receives $8.1M in Contracts to Develop 5G Smart Warehouse; Petros Mouchtaris Quoted

Petros Mouchtaris

The Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a pair of contracts with a ceiling value of $8.1 million over three years to Perspecta Labs to work on the U.S. Navy’s 5G Smart Warehouse reported on Wednesday. Perspecta Labs will create an end-to-end security solution for a 5G connection between devices and logistic servers.

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Adm. Michael Gilday: Navy Eyes Four Tests for Network Integration

Adm. Michael Gilday

Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said the U.S. Navy plans to conduct four tests to assess its network integration capabilities in 2021. Gilday said the tests will enable the service to merge more systems with new applications and combine siloed networks into the “network-of-networks” operation to provide internet of things (IoT)-like capability for the Navy. 

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Sen. Edward Markey, Rep.Ted Lieu Reintroduce Legislation on IoT Certification Procedures

Internet of Things

Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., are reintroducing legislation to establish a certification program to ensure that internet of things (IoT) devices meet cybersecurity standards. The Cyber Shield Act directs the creation of an advisory committee consisting of cybersecurity experts that will work to establish security metrics for IoT devices including mobile phones, laptops, baby monitors, smart locks and home assistants. 

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MetTel-Geotab Partnership to Deliver IoT Solutions for Government Vehicles

MetTel

MetTel has partnered with Geotab to deliver government vehicles access to a suite of managed services that provide critical intelligence. The suite will help streamline compliance and reporting; reduce total cost of ownership and improve citizen and employee safety; and minimize greenhouse gas emissions. Geotab will leverage its telematics and MetTel will provide its full service fleet management portal.

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NIST Seeks Comments on Four Draft Documents Offering Guidance on IoT Device Cybersecurity; Katerina Megas Quoted

NSA-CISA-FBI-UK NCSC

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released four draft documents that offer recommendations and guidance on how federal agencies and manufacturers can ensure cybersecurity for internet of things (IoT)-based devices. The NISTIR 8259 documents seek to guide IoT device makers on how to implement the special publication.

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Improve IoT Cybersecurity; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

The Senate has voted to pass legislation seeking to establish foundational standards for internet-connected technologies acquired by the U.S. government to help ensure the security of internet of things networks. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., received unanimous approval in the House and was also unanimously passed in the Senate this week. 

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Agency Officials on Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Federal officials discussed how their agencies could help support internet of things (IoT) through public-private partnerships. Daniel Morgan said agencies working to establish relationships with industry associations could enable such partnerships to support IoT. Emery Csulak said most discussions on 5G are about supply chain risk management, incident response and workforce. 

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