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NIST IoT workshop launches debate over minimum security requirements

July 11, 2018 |
Mariam Baksh

GAITHERSBURG, MD. Participants at NIST’s workshop here today on managing the privacy and security of Internet of Things devices quickly dived into a spirited discussion over whether a focus on data security -- rather than system security -- could inadvertently leave organizations vulnerable to botnet attacks.

“One word: botnets,” Michael Fagan, a National Institute of Standards and Technology computer scientist who authored a document issued in advance of the workshop to help guide discussion, told Inside Cybersecurity in explaining the...

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