After DDOS attack, senator seeks industry-led security standards for IoT devices
Last week’s massive distributed denial-of-service attack
has prompted an urgent focus on the need for industry-led cybersecurity standards for internet of things devices.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, (D-Va.) said Thursday that he favors an industry-based approach before seeking some form of government regulation of IoT security.
“Last week’s attack does reveal a new level of vulnerability, and I’m trying to make it clear … that this is not a problem that the government ought to be the first actor in solving,” he said in a telephone interview.