The Government Accountability Office has issued a report that divides into four categories 26 long-range threats to U.S. national security identified by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and State. Those categories are dual-use technologies; weapons; events and demographic changes; and political and military advancements of adversaries, GAO said Thursday.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate will begin testing Internet-of-Things flood sensors, which will be installed in five communities across the U.S. in an effort to generate reliable water level information.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft report that provides recommendations on mitigating technical trust-related concerns that may affect the adoption of Internet-of-Things products and services.
NIST said Monday the document outlines 17 possible issues related to the performance and credibility of IoT systems, as well as offers additional research areas on IoT trust.