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Title California just became the first state with an Internet of Things cybersecurity law   hot icon  
Date 2018-10-12 Hit 7

Title: California just became the first state with an Internet of Things cybersecurity law
 

Author: Adi Robertson

 

Date: 28.09.18

 

Abstract: California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a cybersecurity law covering “smart” devices, making California the first state with such a law. The bill, SB-327, was introduced last year and passed the state senate in late August.

 

Starting on January 1st, 2020, any manufacturer of a device that connects “directly or indirectly” to the internet must equip it with “reasonable” security features, designed to prevent unauthorized access, modification, or information disclosure. If it can be accessed outside a local area network with a password, it needs to either come with a unique password for each device, or force users to set their own password the first time they connect. That means no more generic default credentials for a hacker to guess.

 

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/28/17874768/california-iot-smart-device-cybersecurity-bill-sb-327-signed-law



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