Legislation that establishes baseline cybersecurity standards for government-purchased internet-connected devices is now law. The bill’s chief co-sponsor was Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., who represents the 2nd District, including Homewood and Flossmoor.
The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act (HR1668) was signed into law Dec. 4. It covers the Internet of Things (IoT), a term used to describe the growing network of internet-connected devices and sensors. Many IoT devices are often shipped with factory-set, hardcoded passwords that are often can't be updated or patched, Kelly said.
These devices . . .