House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

Internet of Things Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), the ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is looking to help improve the security and oversight of the emerging internet-of-things ecosystem. A discussion draft of Kelly’s Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2017 would tighten standards on connected devices purchased by the U.S. government. The bill tracks closely with a Senate bill of the same name introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). That bill focuses on eliminating the problem of hard-coded, unchangeable passwords on connected devices and looks for vendors […]