California Becomes First State To Pass Legislation In Regards To Smart Devices And The IoT. Law Aimed To Protect Consumers Against Cybersecurity Breaches.
Last month, California became the first state to pass cybersecurity- and IoT-related legislation mandating manufacturers of Internet-connected devices to equip their products with security features to prevent unauthorized access and unauthorized use or disclosure of information contained therein.
This law is aimed to safeguard the consumers against the security breaches of the thousands of unregulated smart devices that have taken to monitoring our everyday lives. This law requires the producers to add security features. If a device allows user authentication outside of a LAN, this law mandates the manufacturer to provide unique passwords for that device or force the user to change the password.
This law is applicable to all hardware manufacturer who produces devices to sell in California. It is not applicable to those devices which were not made with the intention of selling in California but were just resold there. This law will take effect from January 1, 2020. The manufacturers need to embed security protocols for their device which are appropriate for that device.
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