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22/12
2021

All you need to know about IoT devices and the new cybersecurity bill

All you need to know about IoT devices and the new cybersecurity bill

On the 24th of November 2021, the UK government introduced the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI), stating that the aim is that consumers will be better protected from cyberattacks on their devices as a result. In this article we will outline the ‘IoT’ or Internet of Things devices the bill aims to protect, why these devices require protecting and the measures that are being implemented.

What are IoT devices?

Broadly, IoT devices are pieces of hardware which connect to a larger, internet- connected device. This kind of device collects data and sends it to a data processing unit which can either use the data or forward the data to a remote device for processing. Some examples of such devices include sensors, cameras, microphones, RFID transmitters, and other gadgets and appliances wh...

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