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After years of work, Congress passes ‘internet of things’ cybersecurity bill — and it’s kind of a big deal

after years of work, congress passes ‘internet of things’ cybersecurity bill — and it’s kind of a big deal

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Written by Tim Starks Nov 23, 2020 | CYBERSCOOP

Congress last week did something that it rarely does: It passed a meaningful cybersecurity bill.
The legislation is aimed at enhancing the safeguards of internet-connected devices — also known as the internet of things (IoT) — such as smart sensors that monitor water quality or control ships in waterway locks.
The bill is also a major step toward the federal government encouraging vulnerability disclosure policies that implement programs for organizations to work with security researchers to fix software flaws.
“It is arguably the most significant U.S. IoT-specific cybersecurity law to date, as well as the most significant law promoting coordinated vulnerability disclosure in the private sector to date,” said Harley Geiger, director of public policy at Rapid7, a cybersecurity company.
All it took to get across the finish line was more than three years of bipartisan work, encroaching state and foreign government IoT rules, a ticking legislative clock, goodwill toward a departing senator and convincing business groups not to hate the bill. Now, all it might take to convince the president to let it become law is the memory of the gift of popcorn.
The popcorn part goes back to when then-Rep. Mark Meadows, now …

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Arm unleashes ‘Project Triffid’ to help deliver internet of things

arm unleashes ‘project triffid’ to help deliver internet of things

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The carnivorous triffid plant first entered the public imagination in John Wyndham’s science fiction novel in 1951. Almost 70 years later, the botanical predators have re-emerged as the inspiration behind battery-less sensors capable of delivering the internet of things (IoT). “Project Triffid” was centre stage at Arm Holdings’ virtual developer conference in October as the UK-based chip designer discussed how its technology could be used beyond the low-power requirements of smartphone semiconductors in the virtually no-power world of IoT. The inspiration came from radio-frequency identification (Rfid) tags — the billions of passive tags embedded in credit cards, supermarket shelves and pet collars that only wake up when passed over by a sensor that can read them. Arm’s notion was that it could create a computational version of Rfid that could not only store data but use it. Power could be harnessed whenever a reader passed over the tag. That would have a big impact on the logistics industry, in particular in food production and transport. James Myers, engineer at Arm, said “Triffid Tags” would allow light or temperature sensors to monitor if perishable foods had been stored correctly. The tags could also be used in retail food packaging to warn if …

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Senate Passes IoT Security Legislation to Protect Feds’ Device Procurement

senate passes iot security legislation to protect feds’ device procurement

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by DH Kass • Nov 23, 2020
The Senate has unanimously passed bipartisan legislation intended to ensure the security of internet-facing devices purchased by the federal government. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for signature.
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 will require all computers, mobile devices and other systems connected to the internet to adhere to minimum security guidelines issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Under the measure, device makers in the federal government’s procurement supply chain must inform agencies of any known vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit. Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Steve Daines (R-MT) sponsored the legislation.

Here’s what the law does:

Requires the NIST to publish standards and guidelines on the use and management of IoT devices by the federal government, including minimum information security requirements for managing cybersecurity risks associated with IoT devices.
Directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review federal government information security policies and make any necessary change to ensure they are consistent with NIST’s recommendations.
Requires NIST and OMB to update IoT security standards, guidelines and policies at least every five years.
Prohibits the …

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#IoTPlugAndPlay is now fully integrated in @Azure #IoTCentral. Check out how this simplifies devices integration into IoT Solutions with @obloch and Sandeep Pujar on the #IoTShow

#iotplugandplay is now fully integrated in @azure #iotcentral. check out how this simplifies devices integration into iot solutions with @obloch and sandeep pujar on the #iotshow

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Azure IoT Plug and Play is now natively supported in IoT Central. Solution builders can develop end-to-end IoT solutions using IoT Central and PnP ready devices with zero code. This drastically reduces development and deployment costs and overall time to market. ISVs and partners building Line of Business (LOB) applications can rapidly accelerate development by using ready-to-use Plug and Play devices from a wide selection of devices from the Plug and Play certified catalog.

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Against The Odds, The US Congress Is Improving The Security Of The Internet Of Things…

against the odds, the us congress is improving the security of the internet of things…

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The US Congress, despite the damage the outgoing president’s refusal to accept defeat is causing, seems to have managed to finalize the processing of an apparently very complete law on the security of the Internet of Things (IoT), a nice baseline that will help consolidate a much-needed part of an environment that promises very high growth in the near future, as billions of devices of all kinds are progressively connected to the internet.
The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, the unanimous approval of which has been celebrated by most of the industry, was conceived with the advice of companies such as Symantec, Mozilla and BSA The Software Alliance, is based on a list of considerations that IoT devices must cover: secure development, identity management, patching, and configuration management.
The law establishes a series of requirements that will allow a baseline to be established in the consideration of IoT-related products: consumer electronics companies will be able to choose not to comply with them, and therefore it will not be illegal to offer unsafe products on the market — which will predictably have lower prices — but for those who prefer to pay for a higher level of security, there will be at …

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Internet of Things help cities clean up their act

internet of things help cities clean up their act

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For the last decade, cities around the world have been rolling out “smart water” technologies for both environmental monitoring and resource management.Internet-connected devices making use of increasingly flexible and decentralised networks monitor the flow, consumption and chemical composition of water resources in real time.The city of Caldas da Rainha in Portugal lowered water management costs by 33 per cent with Cisco’s Internet of Things platform; the city of Chicago uses sensors along the eponymous river that runs through the city to raise the alarm if public recreation areas or drinking water supplies become dangerously polluted.Cities with this kind of smart water infrastructure already in place can adapt the same technology for the early detection of Covid-19 outbreaks in specific buildings or hotspots.

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Sielen Namdar, who leads Cisco’s smart water business, explains that innovations in sensor technology and data analysis have enabled city authorities to check levels of water contaminants almost instantaneously instead of waiting days for the results of lab-tested water samples.Adding Covid-19 sensors throughout the sewage route could enable authorities to pick up traces of the virus’ DNA in wastewater, without having to manually sample sewage before it enters treatment plants.“This is …

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IoT News – IoT still strong in difficult times

iot news – iot still strong in difficult times

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An exclusive article by Joseph Zulick, manager at MRO Electric and Supply.
There are many business areas that are struggling currently but, the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things are not included in this stress. If your concerns are around the risks of COVID 19 and the proximity of your co-workers then you needn’t worry about the benefits of IoT and IIoT.
The strength of IoT and IIoT is being able to obtain data at a distance. We now have an even greater way to connect our information over further distances. Under the current business trends, we are trying to be more creative. This means we take the systems we used to have and now try to make them fit into our rapidly changing need for information.
1 year ago, manufacturers were contemplating how they were going to weave IIoT in their fabric of information and their existing IT systems. Fast forward and we are now adapting to Zoom meetings, working from home and needing to have the answers we used to have by walking a plant floor or runn8ng a report in the office, now needs to be done to me from home.
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Internet of Things (IoT) Security Product Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020

internet of things (iot) security product market – growth, trends, and forecast (2020

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Internet of Things (IoT) Testing Market: Global Growth Manufacturers, Major Application Analysis & Forecast To 2025

internet of things (iot) testing market: global growth manufacturers, major application analysis & forecast to 2025

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The research report on Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market provides an all-inclusive analysis of this industry sphere, while propounding actionable insights, historical intelligence, and statistically validated forecasts. It examines the trends, drivers, opportunity windows, and restraints that will shape the market dynamics in the forthcoming years.
As per trusted projections, the Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market is anticipated to garner a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period 2020-2025.
The study bifurcates the Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market into several segments to offer a clear picture of this vertical at a granular level. Moreover, it expounds the geographical landscape and the key players across the regional markets. It further predicts the course of the Internet of Things (IoT) Testing market post the Covid-19 pandemic and aids stakeholders in making well-informed decisions.
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Regional outlook:

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Contribution of the major economies to the overall growth is gauged in the study.
Consumption growth rate forecast for each region is cited.

Product landscape overview:

The product gamut of the Internet of Things ( …

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Internet of Things (IoT) Security Market 2020; Region Wise Analysis of Top Players in Market and its Types and Application

internet of things (iot) security market 2020; region wise analysis of top players in market and its types and application

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The research report on Internet of Things (IoT) Security market provides an all-inclusive analysis of this industry sphere, while propounding actionable insights, historical intelligence, and statistically validated forecasts. It examines the trends, drivers, opportunity windows, and restraints that will shape the market dynamics in the forthcoming years.
As per trusted projections, the Internet of Things (IoT) Security market is anticipated to garner a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period 2020-2025.
The study bifurcates the Internet of Things (IoT) Security market into several segments to offer a clear picture of this vertical at a granular level. Moreover, it expounds the geographical landscape and the key players across the regional markets. It further predicts the course of the Internet of Things (IoT) Security market post the Covid-19 pandemic and aids stakeholders in making well-informed decisions.
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Regional outlook:

The Internet of Things (IoT) Security market is partitioned into Americas, APAC, Europe and Middle East & Africa.
Contribution of the major economies to the overall growth is gauged in the study.
Consumption growth rate forecast for each region is cited.

Product landscape overview:

The product gamut of the Internet of Things ( …

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