This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.
The IoT Cybersecurity Act, which aims to reduce the supply chain risk to the federal government arising from vulnerable IoT devices, was recently passed into law, and its effects are expected to carry over into private enterprise. Critics felt the law was long overdue: as found in the Nokia Threat Intelligence Report 2020, IoT devices are now responsible for 32.72% of all infections observed in mobile networks, representing an increase of 16.55% since 2019 alone. What threats can the rapid proliferation of IoT devices cause, and how is the new law dealing with them?
2020: A year of unprecedented cyber attacks
2020 has demonstrated the extent to which cyber criminals can quickly take advantage of major changes and crises taking place in the world. In a recent report, Fortinet warns that the introduction of edge devices will provide attackers with even more opportunity…