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IoT bill advances as Sen. Johnson cautions against government certification programs for private sector

June 19, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee today approved legislation that would mandate standards for federal agencies’ use of connected devices, while Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) firmly expressed his opposition to expanding government standards for the “Internet of Things” to the private sector.

“It obviously recognizes the Internet of Things produces a great deal of security risk,” Johnson told Inside Cybersecurity following the committee's unanimous approval of the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 along with other...

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