The U.S. Senate last week passed the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act (H.R. 1668), introduced by Congresswoman Robin Kelly. The bill now heads to the White House for approval.
The legislation establishes baseline standards for government-purchased Internet-connected devices.
“The bipartisan Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act will ensure that the US government purchases secure devices and closes existing vulnerabilities to protect our national security and the personal information of American families,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly, co-chair of the House Tech Accountability Caucus.
“Passing this vital cybersecurity legislation would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of my colleagues and partners: Rep. Will Hurd, Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Cory Gardner. Thank you!” added Congresswoman Kelly.
The legislation was unanimously approved by the U.S. House in September. It passed on the Senate by unanimous consent on the evening of November 17th, 2020.