California governor signs ‘internet of things’ cybersecurity bill | State Scoop

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill regulating the cybersecurity standards of internet-connected devices, setting up the state to have the country’s toughest standards for the so-called “internet of things.”

The bill, SB 327, will require a level of “reasonable security” on IoT devices, which are defined as anything capable of connecting to the internet with a Bluetooth connection or internet protocol. Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, those devices will be required to come preloaded with unique pre-programmed passwords or newly generated passwords before they can be accessed for the first time.

Source: California governor signs ‘internet of things’ cybersecurity bill | State Scoop

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