Tucker Arensberg, P.C.: House Passes Internet of Things Legislation

18/09/2020 - 20:42

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.This week, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act (HR 1668), which was first introduced in March 2019, passed the House vote. 

“Internet of Things” (or “IoT”) describes a network of physical devices embedded with sensors, software and other technology to connect and exchange date with other devices and systems through the internet.  While the benefit of IoT devices is substantial, data security related to these devices is challenging.  Weaknesses in one IoT device can result in vulnerabilities to the other devices on the network.