The Cyber Shield Act was reintroduced in the US Senate and the House of Representatives

The Cyber Shield Act was reintroduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. This bicameral legislation aims to create a voluntary cybersecurity certification program for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. According to the bill, an advisory committee of cybersecurity experts from academia, industry, consumer advocates, government and the public will be created in order to define cybersecurity standards for various IoT devices – such as baby monitors, home assistants, and smart locks. IoT manufacturers whose product meets those standards could display this certification to the public with a “Cyber Shield” label that will help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing IoT devices. The act is currently endorsed by the following organizations: ISOC, Public Citizen, the Massachusetts Tech Leadership Council, Rapid7, Cybereason, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.