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Daniel Pepper Discusses Potential for New Standard of IoT Cybersecurity

News / January 13, 2021

Partner Daniel Pepper is quoted in an article published Jan. 11, 2021, by Legaltech News. In the article, “Manufacturers May Soon Have a ‘Reasonable’ Standard for IoT Cybersecurity,” discussed the recently passed IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, which applies to Internet of Things (IoT) devices purchased by the federal government, and its potential to become a de fact IoT cybersecurity baseline for the private sector.

Pepper told the publication, “Frankly, there hasn’t been a lot of guidance to date on what IoT manufacturers should be doing in terms of cybersecurity. Right now you have certain state laws that require ‘reasonable security’ be put in place for devices that transmit personal information, but no one really knew what that meant. Now with the new NIST standards, they have guidelines.”

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