Darkreading.com reported “For the third time in as many years, lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require Internet of Things (IoT) products sold by federal contractors and vendors to abide by government guidelines to ensure a baseline of cybersecurity.”  The March 18, 2019 article entitled “New IoT Security Bill: Third Time’s the Charm?” included these comments about the proposed law called “Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019” that the “National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop security guidelines for IoT devices sold to the US government”:

…tasks NIST with creating requirements for federal agencies that consider the secure development, identity management, patching and configuration management of IoT devices. In addition, NIST is also tasked with developing recommendations on the management and use of IoT devices by March 31, 2020.

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