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NIST Guide A Security Blueprint For Connected-Device Makers

Law360, New York (November 17, 2016, 10:09 PM EST) -- The National Institute of Standards and Technology has offered connected-device makers fresh guidance on fortifying the growing "internet of things," advising companies to implement security safeguards from the get-go and constantly monitor those systems, an approach that could curtail crippling cyberattacks while helping manufacturers dodge regulatory and legal backlash.

Special Publication 800-160, which was published by NIST on Tuesday and spans 257 pages, presses those involved with developing internet-connected systems and devices to build security safeguards directly into their products and then consider security at every stage in their lifecycle.

"At its core, companies should be encouraged to build in security from the start,...

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