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Bipartisan IoT procurement bill aims to reinforce NIST's work under Trump-ordered botnet report

March 12, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh
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A bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation meant to improve the cybersecurity of Internet of Things devices the federal government procures, by among other things setting a specific date and instructions for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to complete work it was assigned by the Trump administration for mitigating the threat of botnet attacks.

“While I’m excited about their life-changing potential, I’m also concerned that many IoT devices are being sold without appropriate safeguards and...

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