Inside Cybersecurity

October 23, 2021

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By Sara Friedman

A proposal from the Federal Communications Commission to leverage its equipment approval authorities to boost Internet of Things cybersecurity must be aligned with other federal IoT initiatives, according to several industry groups that have asked the FCC to avoid instituting a new cybersecurity regime.

By Charlie Mitchell

Former FCC security chief David Simpson is praising international aspects of the Biden administration’s ransomware strategy that included a White House-led 31-nation summit last week, while assessing prospects for progress on the similar goals spelled out by the White House and the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

By Charlie Mitchell

A House Homeland Security panel on Tuesday will examine recent moves and needs on transportation cybersecurity, with a hearing featuring info-sharing organizations and former senior cyber and transportation officials from DHS.

By Sara Friedman

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) and ranking member Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced legislation to bolster security of the federal government’s use of artificial intelligence services offered by government contractors.

By Charlie Mitchell

Palo Alto Networks’ annual survey and report on Internet of Things security finds an increase in “non-business IoT devices” connected to corporate networks amid the enduring shift to remote work, and recommends companies and government agencies enhance monitoring and move to a zero trust architecture.

By Sara Friedman

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants Congress to pass a new law for Internet of Things security to streamline “fragmented” cybersecurity approaches, while extending liability protection to promote industry adoption.

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