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Trump signs cybersecurity exec-order as WannaCry ravages enterprise

Whatever your view of the US president, an executive order that demands reviews and improvements in national cybersecurity resilience is, on paper at least, good news for the Internet of Things. However, the order’s signing was somewhat serendipitous, as the WannaCry ransomware wreaked havoc across enterprises and governments this week. The order will require US federal agencies to follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) cybersecurity framework, as well as examine the security of critical infrastructure such as banking, healthcare, telecommunications, and utility grids. A third section of the order is targeted at online security, including DDoS and botnets, and aims to better protect the USA against attacks. Trump’s order doesn’t appear to include the more recent IoT…

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