A defining characteristic of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices are capable of communicating with each other and the world at large.  As these “always connected” devices are more broadly deployed and handle more complex tasks, protecting the security of these devices becomes more difficult.  Moreover, security is not the responsibility of any single entity in the ecosystem alone, requiring a layered approach to cybersecurity. 

In this program, speakers will discuss what is being done by the industry and the federal government to improve cybersecurity in IoT.  We will discuss ways to establish transparency, traceability and trustworthiness in IoT ecosystems and the role the federal government plays in IoT security through the IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020 and NIST’s Cybersecurity for IoT program, among others.