Government proposes IoT security enforcement body

This is good news. I’ll be giving my views (link here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposals-for-regulating-consumer-smart-product-cyber-security-call-for-views ], you should too…:

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are unveiling details of proposed legislation that will mandate cyber security requirements for smart devices into UK law.

The legislation, which has been some time in the planning, is designed to raise the security standard for all smart products and internet of things (IoT) devices sold to UK consumers.

DCMS and the NCSC are now seeking views on the scope of the rules, what the industry will need to do to comply with them, and an overview of industry guidance, alongside what powers could be granted to a designated enforcement body.

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