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Before Connecting an IoT Device, Check Out a New NIST Report for Cybersecurity Advice


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IoT security.

A new report from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to help Internet of Things users protect themselves, their data, and their networks.

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A new informational report from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is the first in a series of documents that aim to help Internet of Things (IoT) users protect themselves, their data, and their networks from security and privacy risks.

The report is geared toward federal agencies and other large organizations implementing IoT devices in their workplaces.

Said report co-author Mike Fagan, "An IoT device might even have no interface at all, or have no way to install security software. But it still might connect to your network and be visible electronically to an enemy looking for a potential way in. It's this kind of incongruency with expectations that we want to help an organization think through before they bring IoT devices onto their network."

The report recommends three high-level risk mitigation goals: protect device security, protect the security of data, and protect individuals' privacy.

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