Enterprises have been aware and protect heir organizations from cyber attack via issues in applications, workflows, human behaviors and IT.  It’s time to address the risk within hardware – firmware within IoT, customer premise equipment and mundane network devices.

“In the letters, Sen. Warner also pointed to the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act, the bipartisan bill he introduced last year, aimed at improving the cybersecurity of IoT devices and ensuring that technology vendors maintain coordinated vulnerability programs.”

“Sen. Warner hits the nail precisely on the head – IoT manufacturers and wifi/telecom vendors need to make a much greater effort to ensure their devices and networks are secure,” Terry Dunlap, a former NSA offensive cyber operator and co-founder and chief strategy officer of ReFirm Labs, told SecurityWeek.