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Legislators Consider Cybersecurity Initiative For Retail Sector

Law360, New York (June 21, 2016, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Legislators are considering a directive for the Department of Commerce to team up with experts to create a cybersecurity initiative specific to the retail sector, according to a recent bill report, while also encouraging the department to address internet of things-related security concerns.

The House Committee on Appropriations recently passed a bill for spending by the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Industries suggesting that the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology pursue means of strengthening the cybersecurity of the retail sector.

“The committee is aware that the nation’s retail sector is vulnerable to and targeted by...

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