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NIST Publishes Guidance on IoT Device Cybersecurity

By Shiva Hamidinia

December 22, 2020

On December 4, 2020, The Internet of Things (“IoT”) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 was signed into law.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released four new publications last week providing recommendations for effective cybersecurity for IoT devices, including processes manufacturers should implement to support cybersecurity.

The new documents are:

NIST is accepting comments from the public on the four draft documents until Feb. 12, 2021. Comments can be submitted to


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Shiva helps high growth government contractors win, keep, and successfully perform projects.  Intimately familiar with the pitfalls of federal contract documents and jobsite realities, Shiva provides concise business-minded legal advice to help contractors mitigate risks and increase opportunities.


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