Fri September 13th, 2019
Sponsor: Sen. Mark Warner — D — VA
Requires the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop guidelines on the appropriate and secure use of Internet of things (IoT) devices by federal agencies and develop minimum information security requirements for agencies to manage security vulnerabilities for those devices. In addition, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would promulgate standards for federal IoT devices that are consistent with NIST’s standards and guidelines. NIST also would publish standards for federal agencies, contractors, and vendors to systematically report and resolve security vulnerabilities for IoT devices. Each agency’s chief information officer would be required to ensure compliance. OMB would establish federal standards for that coordinated reporting process that are consistent with NIST’s standards and guidelines.
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