UK Gov’t Publishes IoT Security Guidelines
The UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently launched new guidelines intended to improve poor security measures often found in most IoT devices.
The Secure by Design code of practice for the IoT is based on advice from from industry and security experts, academia, and consumer groups. The new rules from the government recommend that universal default passwords should be eliminated, and the implementation of a vulnerability disclosure policy.
It was also recommended that IoT devices be built in such a way that owners can maintain them without the risking security and delete stored personal data easily if they wish to.