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Cyber firm challenges government's voluntary approach, calls on Congress to pass data security legislation

By Mariam Baksh / May 1, 2019

Policy makers should not accept the premise that government's only role is as a convener of voluntary, public-private partnerships in defending against threats associated with the Internet of Things, according to the representative of a cybersecurity firm who sketched out ways Congress can get beyond the current framework for debate.

“For the most part, basic IoT security precautions are already widely recognized,” Harley Geiger, director of public policy for Rapid7, said Tuesday before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on security. “The...

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