White House Begins Work on IoT Cybersecurity Labeling Program
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The White House announced plans for a consumer products cybersecurity labeling program intended to improve digital safeguards on internet-connected devices which will be discussed at an October 19 workshop for about 50 representatives from consumer product associations, manufacturing companies, and technology think tanks.
The administration plans to start by recommending three or four cybersecurity standards that manufacturers can use as the basis for labels that communicate the risks associated with using so-called internet of things devices. Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Tech Anne Neuberger is spearheading the initiative, modeled after Energy Star, a labeling program the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy operate to promote energy efficiency, the senior administration official said.
The White House plans to rely on NIST’s work in developing its labels, although there seems to be controversy over whether NIST’s recommendations go far …
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