Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Lawmakers Propose Bill to Secure Device Usage

2019 Wash100 Award winner Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner R-Colo., with Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award winner, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., introduced a bipartisan bill to establish standards guiding the use of devices for the internet of things, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to recommend security requirements and other guidelines to help the federal government address cyber vulnerabilities in specified devices.

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GAO Lists 26 Biggest National Threats Based on Federal Polls

The Government Accountability Office identified the 26 biggest threats to the country based on input from the Departments of Defense, State and Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Interest reported Thursday. Among these threats are China, Russia, Iran, artificial intelligence, drones and the internet of things.

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House Lawmakers Boosting AI, Cyber Workforce in Gov’t, Industry in 2019

House lawmakers announced plans to improve the use of artificial intelligence and increase the government’s cyber workforce through new bills in 2019 that would provide funding and set standards in the public and private sectors, Federal News Network reported Monday. Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., said they want to increase coordination between the government and industry to explore and expand investments in AI technologies. 

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House Passes Bill for Internet-of-Things Industry Research

The House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring government research on the industry of internet-connected devices. The State of Modern Application, Research, and Trends Internet of Things or SMART IoT act would task the Secretary of Commerce to gather data on industry sectors that produce internet-connected devices, the House Commerce Committee said Thursday.

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Aspen Cybersecurity Group Sets New Principles to Secure IoT Devices

The Aspen Cybersecurity Group has issued seven principles to bolster the security of Internet-of-Things devices, calling on manufacturers to increase investment, accountability and transparency in their products’ security, to design devices with “updateable” security and to build a multi-layered IoT defense, The Washington Post reported

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Katerina Megas: Agencies Must Recognize Cyber Risks in IoT Devices

Katerina Megas, program manager for National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity for Internet of Things program, said in a recent summit that agencies must be aware of challenges that IoT brings in cybersecurity, FCW reported Thursday. Megas leads a program seeking to establish cybersecurity standards that would guide federal agencies' usage of IoT devices.

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NIST Seeks Comments on Current Draft for IoT Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sourcing for comments to formulate a publication that would inform agencies and organizations on the cybersecurity risks linked with Internet-of-Things devices. With "Considerations for Managing Internet of Things Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks," NIST intends to increase awareness on the effects of IoT devices on privacy and cybersecurity, the agency said Monday.

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