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US wants secure IoT for Government, chastises Equifax over lapses

The US Government seems to have suddenly decided to take note of the dangers of the IoT – a new bipartisan Cybersecurity grouping wants to place new minimum security requirements on any government IoT contracts – while at the same time a Senate hearing has beaten up a number of private operations for letting hackers steal their data – in particular Equifax. The new bill was introduced by Senators Warner, Cory Gardner, Maggie Hassan and Steve Daines with Republican Robin Kelly and Will Hurd introducing it to the House. Like many bills of this type, once US government contracts rely on a particular approach to IoT security, it would be all too easy for US enterprises to adopt this as…

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