Government Steps Up Protection For Internet Connected Devices

Connected technology companies will be expected to integrate a string of tough security measures into their devices under new government plans unveiled today. After conducting a comprehensive review into Internet of Things (IoT) device security, the government has outlined a range of new security processes that tech manufacturers will need to consider when designing devices. Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline commented below.

Andy Norton, Director of Threat Intelligence at Lastline: 

“These new measures move the burden of security for IoT devices away from the user towards the vendors of the technology. The 13 guiding principles are very similar to existing best practices in managing cyber risk. These measures in combination with NIS Directive, Cyber Essentials and GDPR are driving cyber risk towards a technical solution rather than reliance on human or user activity.”

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