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IoT Law & Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy Monday, Everyone! Some cybersecurity news is coming out of California this week…

First IoT Cybersecurity Law Passed

California has just become the first state to pass a cybersecurity law that covers smart devices. Beginning on January 1st, 2020, all devices manufactured in California that connect to the internet must be equipped with reasonable security features that will “prevent the unlawful access, alteration, or information disclosure.”

With all of the recent IoT device hacks, this law is reasonable and needed. IoT devices are becoming increasingly common, and are beginning to play a role in a majority of our daily lives, It is now more important than ever to protect them.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

As many of you may know, the month of October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Each week of the month has a specific theme, this week’s being “Millions of Rewarding Jobs – Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity.” More specifically, this week’s focus is on “ways to motivate parents, teachers, and counselors to learn more about the field and how to best inspire students and others to seek highly fulfilling cybersecurity careers.” The theme was  inspired by the recent lack of professionals in the field to fill the many open positions within business’ security departments. Stay tuned for additional topics.

Educating Our Leaders and the Importance of Blockchain Security

There are a few important events happening this week. First, the 8th Annual (ISC)2 Security Congress is taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana from today, October 8th until the 10th. There will be over 100 educational sessions at the event, and the focus this year is on advancing our country’s security leaders to create a safer and more secure cyber world.

HoshoCon 2018 will be taking place in Las Vegas from October 9th to the 11th.  This is a Blockchain security conference, which will discuss the importance of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency security. Those who will be attending the event include Blockchain entrepreneurs, crypto traders, Blockchain developers, investors, Blockchain attorneys, and executives.

Well, that’s all I have for today! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the holiday. Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. As always, if anyone has any questions, feel free to email info@neqterlabs.com. Enjoy the rest of your week!

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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