The intent of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2020 is to ensure IoT technologies purchased and deployed by the U.S. Government meet well-understood security standards.
The legislation is based on recommendations developed by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) for safeguarding IoT devices against security breaches. NIST created six primary documents that outlined both technical and non-technical guidelines for IoT security implementation. Ultimately any device manufacturer that does not follow the guidelines will be shut out from U.S. government contracts.
Allegro Software’s Vice President of Marketing, Loren Shade, was a guest on The Private Equity Digital Transformation Show with Bruce Sinclair, where he discussed the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act. Loren and Bruce spoke about the impact of the regulation and the implications for IoT device manufacturers. Listen to the podcast here.
You can also view our IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act 2020 Resources where you will find details about the act and what it may mean for your businesses.
Allegro Software, headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of IoT edge security and connectivity software toolkits to manufacturers worldwide. Field-proven in over 250,000,000 devices, our solutions enable OEMs in the Energy, Healthcare, Medical, Military, Enterprise, and Consumer sectors to create connected, secure devices using TLS, SSH, FIPS 140-2 and more.
Since 1996, Allegro has been on the forefront of leading the evolution of embedded device management, security, and connectivity with its patented embedded web server and security toolkits.