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August 14, 2022

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Consumer tech group urges NIST to provide clarity on ‘end user’ of proposed software labeling effort

By Sara Friedman / December 20, 2021

The Consumer Technology Association wants NIST to make a distinction on the intended audience of the agency’s cybersecurity labeling effort for consumer software, and consider the best way to communicate technical information to the end user.

“The baseline criteria for consumer software labels must reflect the real-world knowledge and familiarity of average software end users. To that end, NIST should clarify the distinction between ‘end user’ and consumer so that the criteria leads to a label that meets consumers where...


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