Surviving the IoT Cyberattack Pandemic
Assess your risks, secure your firmware and comply with the ever-changing regulatory landscape.
The Federal Communications Commission
The most important questions for IoT device manufacturers and vendors include:
Endure and Thrive in the IoT Security Tsunami
Manufacturers are well-advised to understand and follow the FTC's guidelines. An experienced cybersecurity consultant can work with you to effectively implement these best practices in your company.
IoT suppliers should also remain aware and informed of the ever-changing IoT regulatory landscape. A good cybersecurity attorney can assist you with risk assessment and management, as well as ensuring compliance with the latest rules and policies.
IoT providers are strongly urged to participate in the current FCC comment proceeding. In addition to helping shape the rules, it is important to ensure that regulatory responsibility is fairly distributed. A lot of stakeholders with competing interests will be submitting comments, and they will naturally seek to ensure that compliance responsibility is shifted to others. Moreover, submitting comments will help you get your company's name recognized as an important player in the IoT industry
The IoT security tsunami is real. IoT providers must understand the specific risks to their companies and work diligently to mitigate them. IoT companies that ignore the cybersecurity threats do so at their extreme peril.
IoT attorney Ronald E. Quirk is the head of the Internet of Things & Connected Devices Practice Group at Marashlian & Donahue PLLC, The CommLaw Group, where he focuses his practice on the serving the comprehensive needs of the burgeoning and complex Internet of Things industry, including contracts and commercial law, privacy amd cybersecurity, spectrum access, equipment authorization, tax, regulatory compliance planning and more. His career has spanned more than 20 years, including several years at AMLAW 100 firms and the FCC. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 714-1305.
Terry Dunlap is the founder and CEO of Tactical Network Solutions (TNS), in Columbia, Maryland. Clients come to TNS to leverage the Centrifuge IoT security platform, which audits compiled embedded firmware images for vulnerabilities. They also seek "white hat" security training, firmware evaluations and consulting on IoT firmware exploitation, hardware hacking and exploiting real-time operating systems. The staff includes former National Security Agency experts skilled in the IoT, embedded firmware reverse-engineering and security. Formerly, Terry worked as a global network vulnerability analyst for the NSA. He can be reached at email@example.com or (443) 276-6990.
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