JUL 02, 2020 | US
Industry Group Suggests Government IoT Security Policy
Politico, July 2, 2020
By Tim Starks
BSA | The Software Alliance today offered its advice for government policies on internet of things security, based in part on building on existing consensus-based industry practices. It calls for distinguishing between consumer and industrial IoT, offering incentives for integrating security throughout device development, harmonizing national and international policies and establishing regularly updated baseline security requirements when necessary. “We need flexible policy approaches that are based on an understanding of how the entire IoT ecosystem works, seamlessly integrating security capabilities across devices, cloud services, and networks,” said Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of the group.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.