The current administration has made indications that cyber security is crucial to an Internet of Things (IoT) world. This came in the roll out of the 5G wireless broadband and the warnings about overregulation. This interesting topic came to us from Broadcasting Cable in their article, “NTIA’s Redl: Government Shouldn’t Rush to Regulate IoT ‘Bugs.”

At the recent Internet of Things Global Summit in Washington, David Redl, administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said, “Without nationwide 5G, the Internet of Things won’t come close to reaching its full potential. If we want to realize the innovation and growth promised by IoT, we must ensure that Americans can trust the devices that they’re using.”

Many feel the security challenge is different from simply securing smart phones or home computers. It means taking measures to secure items like light bulbs, cars, thermostats and appliances. This is an entirely new ball game.

Melody K. Smith

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