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Key senator, senior officials point to private-sector entities for 'stamp of approval' in IoT security

November 1, 2019 |
Mariam Baksh

Trump administration officials and leading Republicans in Congress are pushing for a private sector third-party entity, rather than a government body, to provide a “stamp of approval” indicating devices connected to the internet meet security standards, in deliberations over how to mitigate the threat of botnet attacks.

At a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Thursday, Jessica Rosenworcel, the top Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, gave testimony recommending security be incorporated into a process the commission uses...


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