Reply to post: Re: This won't stop the flow of cheap consumer Things

Don't be too shocked, but it looks as though these politicians have actually got their act together on IoT security

paulll Bronze badge

Re: This won't stop the flow of cheap consumer Things

Not just the eBay types. Once all the kickbacks have been negotiated and the industry figures out which one or two vendors have the government contracts sewn-up, all the other vendors-reputable or otherwise- will see that market sector as closed and will compete for the rest of the market on price the way they always have. They'll have no reason to seek certification and be no more motivated than they are now, to follow any security best practises. So the whole endeavour becomes a brief pitstop in the continuing race to the bottom.

Sadly; it's quite an impressive piece of work, as far as it goes.

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