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Katerina Megas: Agencies Must Recognize Cyber Risks in IoT Devices

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Katerina Megas, program manager for National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity for Internet of Things program, said in a recent summit that agencies must be aware of challenges that IoT brings in cybersecurity, FCW reported Thursday.

Megas leads a program seeking to establish cybersecurity standards that would guide federal agencies’ usage of IoT devices.

The agency opened the draft of these standards for comments and suggestions and will continue accepting responses through Oct. 24.

“We plan on starting to release iterative discussion documents to talk about if there were a baseline for IoT devices,” Megas told FCW at the Internet of Things Global Summit.

These discussion documents are intended for release before the final version of the IoT standards undergoes publishing, the report noted.

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