House Panel Urged To Up Rules For The Internet Of Things
By Michael Macagnone (November 16, 2016, 6:17 PM EST) -- Cybersecurity experts urged a House panel Wednesday to take steps ranging from direct federal oversight to increased industry standards to help secure devices in the so-called internet of things, which has increasingly been used to facilitate cyberattacks.
The joint hearing of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees frequently emphasized the implications of the Distributed Denial of Service attack launched against domain name service provider Dyn last month, which used hacked devices such as refrigerators, smart thermostats and internet-enabled cameras to shut down sites including Netflix and Twitter. Dale Drew, the chief security officer of network company Level3 Communications, said that there...
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