OEC Outreach Clips: Wheeler Floats FCC Cybersecurity Certification for IoT Devices, Source Morning Consult

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has laid out an unexpected roadmap through which the FCC could directly regulate the security of internet-connected devices.  In a letter to Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) dated Dec. 2 and released by Warner on Monday, Wheeler proposed an FCC-mandated cybersecurity certification process for “Internet of Things” devices. The proposal would also require consumer cybersecurity labels for IoT devices and associated services.  Wheeler is set to step down as chairman on Jan. 20, but the new framework could be used to support legislation enhancing the FCC’s ability to regulate IoT devices.

Wheeler Floats FCC Cybersecurity Certification for IoT Devices