Less than a year after hackers hijacked internet-of-things (IoT) consumer devices to launch an unprecedented distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) in the United States and Europe, four U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at securing future IoT devices used by the federal government.

Proposed by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Virginia, Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, and Steve Daines,R-Montana, “The Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017” sets baseline cybersecurity standards for IoT devices purchased by federal agencies.

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