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IoT Devices & Software | NIST Workshop + Call for Papers on Cybersecurity Labeling Programs for Consumers

NIST is seeking suggestions and feedback on challenges and practical approaches to initiating cybersecurity labeling efforts for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and consumer software. The information received will help NIST carry out one of its multiple assignments included in a May 12, 2021 Executive Order (EO) on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.

We need your help! You are invited to respond to a call for papers, comment on a forthcoming draft white paper, and participate in our workshop on September 14-15, 2021.

More about the call for papers:

NIST is now requesting one- to two-page submissions providing suggestions and feedback on the challenges and practical approaches to consumer software labeling. Papers will be reviewed for their diversity of information and suggestions in order to ensure that NIST considers a wide range of approaches for practically and effectively achieving the goal of the EO. Papers should be submitted to: labeling-eo [at] (labeling-eo[at]nist[dot]gov) no later than August 17, 2021. 

More about the workshop:

On September 14-15, 2021, NIST will host a virtual public workshop on Cybersecurity Labeling for IoT Devices and Consumer Software. The agenda for the workshop, which will take place from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT each day, will include facilitated panel discussions and presentations based on the consumer software labeling position papers submitted to NIST and on preliminary consumer IoT baseline security criteria building on NIST’s current guidance on Cybersecurity for IoT. NIST will share these criteria in August.

Advance registration for the no-fee workshop is required. Workshop attendees will be encouraged to submit questions online during the sessions and a recording of the workshop is expected to be available after the event. Register here.

Released July 28, 2021