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ISPAB Meeting Highlights U.S. Government Information Security Efforts

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB or the Board) convened on November 1 for a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C.  The open meeting featured updates on cybersecurity and privacy efforts across the federal government, including at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Draft IoT Legislation Increases Obligations on Contractors and Promotes Vulnerability Disclosure

The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, introduced August 1, 2017, by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), seeks to improve the security of ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices by establishing requirements for IoT devices procured by the federal government. Several third parties contributed to it, including think tanks and security vendors. It does not appear that the private-sector suppliers of IoT devices or network operators were involved in the drafting.