Rob Wright: Bruce Schneier: It's time for internet-of-things regulation

Speaking at RSA Conference 2017, security expert Bruce Schneier called for the creation of a new government agency to oversee internet-of-things regulation.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Security expert Bruce Schneier called for the creation of a new government agency that focuses on internet-of-things regulation, arguing that "the risks are too great, and the stakes are too high" to do nothing.

During a wide-ranging talk on internet-of-things regulation and security at RSA Conference 2017, Schneier, CTO of IBM Resilient, made the case that government intervention is needed to address threats such as the Mirai botnet.

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