A Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen Cybersecurity For The Internet Of Things

Intelligent indoor lighting that follows you where you go, smart refrigerators that send pictures of their contents to grocers, sentient thermostats that adjust the temperature based on activity, free and unhindered access to an unlimited library of information has transformed an entire generation. Read about the Internet of Things cyber security bill introduced in United […]

Delaware Amends Data Breach Statute

Delaware has joined the growing list of states that have recently amended their data breach laws. With passage of the first significant amendments to its data breach law since 2005, Delaware continues a state-law trend of creating new, widely applicable obligations to implement reasonable security measures; protect additional types of personal information; notify individuals, regulators, […]

A First Legislative Step in the IoT Security Battle

Read analyse the newly introduced Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvements Act of 2017 in United States on Lawfare : Despite appearances, there is some important bipartisan work afoot on Capitol Hill. On Aug. 1, Sens. Mark Warner, Cory Gardner, Ron Wyden and Steve Daines dropped the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvements Act of 2017. […]

The Yin-Yang of Cybersecurity Legislation – The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act

Read Phil Quade analyse the pros and cons of the newThe Internet of Things Cybersecurity Act 2017 on CSO Online : The dynamic of opposites permeates human culture: light and dark, push and pull, happy and sad, supply and demand, yin and yang. While we tend to prefer one over the other, the reality is […]

Can U.S. lawmakers fix IoT security for good?

Read  Majid Ahmed’s article about whether the  new IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2017 is enough to take care of Internet of Things cyber security on Network World : While the Internet of Things (IoT) has carved out a comfortable place for itself in today’s society and markets, many still fear that the interconnectivity-driven phenomenon is […]

Analyzing the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act

Read Ariel Rabkin analyse the newly introduced Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act on AEI Ideas : In the past year or two, there has been a great deal of enthusiasm around internet-connected devices — known by the buzzword Internet of Things — and vendors are racing to offer smart appliances, smart cars, home audio assistants (e.g., Alexa […]

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK’s data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users’ personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdraw consent their data to be processed; view what data is held on them for free; ask for their data to be deleted; and move […]

Tech firms could face huge fines under new data breach laws

Under measures in the Data Protection Bill companies could be fined £17m or 4% of their global turnover – whichever is higher – for breaches. The new proposals are designed to give citizens more control over their data with strict rules on how it can be held and used. Read more about the new data protect […]

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act: A Good Start on IoT Security

Read why Nicholas Weaver says that the newly proposed Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act is a good start to IoT security on Lawfare : Senators Warner, Gardner, Wyden, and Daines have submitted a proposed bill titled the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 (IoT-CIA), which is a good first step in securing […]

Senate Panels Advance Bills to Improve Cybersecurity Skills

Two Senate committees on Wednesday advanced bipartisan bills designed to incentivize students and encourage small businesses to boost their cyber skills, part of an effort to combat the growing threat from cyberattacks. Read about the news of two Senate committees which have initiated bills to improve cyber security skills on Morning Consult.