Joe Warminsky: Internet of Things cybersecurity bill is back with bipartisan support

Legislation to ensure that the government’s Internet of Things hardware meets minimum cybersecurity standards has returned for the 116th Congress, as the public and the government grow more aware of the dangers of poorly designed and configured IoT sensors.

The bipartisan Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, introduced Monday on both sides of the Capitol, follows a similar bill that stalled in the previous Congress. As before, the goal is to ensure that all government agencies are operating under the same set of security guidelines when they buy IoT devices, which have a wide range of civilian and military uses.

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