Legislators have introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 in an effort to improve the cybersecurity of Internet-connected devices. The bill calls for government-purchased devices to meet specified security requirements, such as being patchable and free of known vulnerabilities. The legislation also encourages security research and provides legal protections for researchers. The bill has endorsements from various organizations, including the Berklett Cybersecurity Project at Harvard University.
Industrial control systems leader Johnson Controls is tackling a ransomware attack by hackers Dark Angels, who demand $51 million to release locked data. The attack