FCC's Wheeler details Internet of Things security strategy, role of interagency forum

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler has laid out a new strategy to address cybersecurity threats to the Internet of Things, calling upon an interagency cybersecurity forum to coordinate regulatory approaches around IoT cyber risk.

In a letter to Congress dated Dec. 2, Wheeler outlines a multifaceted strategy leveraging voluntary stakeholder engagement, interagency partnerships, and regulatory activities to manage cyber threats posed by the Internet of Things.

“This program includes collaborative efforts with key Internet stakeholder groups; increased interagency…

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President Trump could redefine roles and lines of responsibility between businesses and the federal government.

The incoming Trump administration is being urged to “take stock” of the entire range of Obama initiatives on cybersecurity, with implications for government-industry partnerships, regulations, liability in cyberspace, the military’s role and more. How President Trump translates his emphasis on deterrence and securing critical infrastructure into policy will have broad impacts on industry’s cyber efforts and be closely followed in Congress.