On Friday, December 4, 2020, President Trump signed the bipartisan Internet of Things (“IoT”) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 into law. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act empowers the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) to create cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices purchased and used by federal agencies. For more information on the law, please see our blog post here.
After the President signed the bill, one of the sponsors of the bill, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), commented on Twitter that: “After years of bipartisan work, tonight, my bill, The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act, is now the law of the land. As the number of IoT devices in use continues to grow, we must ensure safeguards are in place to defend these devices from cyber threats.”