Senators Demand Answers Regarding IoT Insecurity and Massive Dyn DDoS Attacks
Security Update : US Senator Mark Warner of Virginia has sent a letter to three US government agencies asking for answers for the recent security crisis affecting the Internet of Things market, which is indirectly putting other industry verticals at risk as well.
The Senator, who is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, has sent his letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
In his letter, available in full below, Senator Warner is asking the agencies nine questions in relation to the poor security practices employed by IoT manufacturers.
The Senator was alerted to these issues by the recent DDoS attacks on managed DNS provider Dyn, which brought down a large chunk of the Internet on October 21 and 22.
The letter specifically mentions the effects o… (read more)