The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission will focus on internet-of-things security in 2017, AdExchanger reports. The agencies commitment to IoT security comes after the massive DDoS attack affecting large parts of the United States this past October. “As we see the rise of mobile and the internet of things, we’re seeing a multiplicity of actors in the ecosystem,” said Associate Director of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection Maneesha Mithal. “There’s going to be a lot of questions about the liability of these various actors.” FCC Enforcement Chief Travis LeBlanc said his agency in particular needs to continue working on IoT security given the likely exit of current FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
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