IoT Security Bill Nears Passage as New Consortium Tackles Open 5G

NextGov: A bill that would require certain internet-connected devices purchased by the government to include basic security features is closer to becoming law, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said during the launch of a consortium that will be testing the open architecture for fifth-generation networking that U.S. policymakers are counting on to counter reliance on Chinese providers.

“I've got bipartisan legislation that I was hoping to be able to announce by today,” Warner said regarding the legislation, which he said would at least require the devices be patchable and avoid hard-coded passwords. “It’s passed the House. It’s close to passing the Senate, we're getting through a last run through.”

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