As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to become more prevalent in our everyday lives – both at home and in the workplace – security of connected devices remains an ongoing priority of Open Connectivity Foundation specifications (OCF). OCF technology is at the forefront of IoT security and OCF members regularly monitor industry cybersecurity guidelines to remain abreast of new trends, guidelines and regulations. This is made evident by OCF’s alignment with five key industry security baselines.
One such regulation OCF is closely following this year is the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act. Passed in late 2020 with bipartisan support, the law requires device manufacturers or OEMs selling to US government agencies to demonstrate compliance with cybersecurity guidelines. Although the act currently only applies to federal government agencies, the regulations are expected to trickle down to the private sector.