On November 17, 2020, the Senate passed by unanimous consent H.R. 1668, the Internet of Things (“IoT”) Cybersecurity Improvement Act (the “IoT Bill”). The House previously passed the IoT Bill in September after negotiations with the Senate to resolve differences in their respective bills. The IoT Bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature.
Though the IoT Bill would apply only to the practices of the federal government and federally-procured IoT devices, NIST’s guidelines are anticipated to eventually set the standard for the private sector as well.
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