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NIST Seeks Comments on Four Draft Documents Offering Guidance on IoT Device Cybersecurity; Katerina Megas Quoted

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released four draft documents that offer recommendations and guidance on how federal agencies and manufacturers can ensure cybersecurity for internet of things (IoT)-based devices.

The NIST Special Publication 800-213 and Interagency Reports 8259B, 8259C and 8259D seek to help tackle the challenges raised in the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, NIST said Tuesday.

“The three NISTIRs offer a suggested starting point for manufacturers who are building IoT devices for the federal government market, while the SP provides guidance to federal agencies on what they should ask for when they acquire these devices,” said Katerina Megas, program manager for NIST’s Cybersecurity for IoT Program.

SP 800-213 includes recommendations to help federal agencies consider how an IoT device can integrate into a federal information platform and offers guidance on how to identify cybersecurity requirements for such devices. The NISTIR 8259 documents seek to guide IoT device makers on how to implement the special publication.

Public comments on the four documents are due Feb. 12th.