IoT Cybersecurity in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape

The rising use of IoT devices has transformed operations in the mobility and automotive ecosystem. However, this expansion has also escalated the risks associated with privacy breaches and cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

 

As a result, there is a growing regulatory framework being developed to safeguard consumers and enhance system security across geographies. These evolving regulations introduce new compliance challenges and potential liabilities for manufacturers and vendors.

 

Recent regulatory initiatives like the EU’s Cyber Resilience Act, the Network and Information Systems (NIS2) Directive, the UK’s Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) Bill, and the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Labeling Program are setting the stage for a more protected digital ecosystem but also require action from stakeholders in the industry.

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. NIS2 Directive is broadening its scope to include critical sectors such as energy and digital infrastructure, mandating stringent cybersecurity protocols.
  2. PSTI Bill introduces mandatory cyber hygiene practices such as the elimination of default passwords and regular security updates for IoT devices in the UK.
  3. The new SEC regulations require disclosure of cybersecurity incidents for public companies, emphasizing transparency and rapid reporting.

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