California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed cyber security legislation that requires manufacturers of internet connected devices (IoT) to equip these devices with reasonable security features. California broke new ground with the legislation, becoming the first state in the country to regulate Internet connected devices.
The bills are virtually identical and passage of both was required for either to become law. The legislation was prompted by what the sponsors said was a “lack of basic security features” on internet connected devices. Both require companies that make Internet-connected devices to equip them with “a reasonable security feature or features” that are designed to protect the device and any information that it contains from unauthorized access or use. Read more.