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Inside the New UK Law to Improve IoT Cybersecurity

Inside the New UK Law to Improve IoT Cybersecurity
UK Cybersecurity Law introduces stricter standards for IoT and smart home devices like stronger passwords and easier to access information.

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The UK has made history by implementing stricter security standards for consumer IoT and smart devices, becoming the first country in the world to do so. The new law, part of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure (PSTI) regime, aims to enhance cybersecurity defenses and give consumers greater control over their smart devices. Manufacturers will now be legally obligated to implement more secure defaults and prompt users to create strong passwords during device setup. This move is in response to past cyberattacks that exploited weak security features. The UK government hopes these regulations will instill greater confidence in consumers and stimulate economic growth. The U.S. government is also taking steps to improve cybersecurity for consumer IoT products, but the new UK measures are enforceable laws, setting a precedent for international cybersecurity practices.