U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to protect connected devices.
“IoT” should also stand for “Internet of Threats” until we put in place appropriate cybersecurity safeguards, said U.S. Sen Ed Markey.
The Hill reports that the Cyber Shield Act introduced by Sen. Markey and Rep. Ted Lieu would:
- Create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for internet-connected devices.
- Establish an advisory committee made up of cybersecurity experts in government, the private sector and academia to create security benchmarks for internet-connected devices. The benchmarks would enable the devices’ manufacturers to voluntarily label their products to show they have met these standards.