US experts ask for regulations on IoT security

In the light of recent cyber-attacks involving Internet of Things (IoT) devices, experts in the USA are asking for governmental intervention, in the form of regulations and public policy to improve IoT security. Such regulation would cover issues related to security standards, interoperability, and software updates requirements, among others. Supporters of governmental regulation argue that the tech companies are mostly concerned about commercial interests, and that they are not sufficiently motivated to appropriately address the problem. Others, however, draw attention to the fact that IoT is a wide concept, and any regulation in this area would have to be broad enough to cover the various sectors and products.

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