Microsoft: Government Should Regulate IoT Security

As it wags its finger at the NSA for amassing a toolbox for breaking cybersecurity defenses in products built by technology companies, Microsoft at the same time is calling on the government to regulate privacy and security in the Internet of Things market, a huge growth area for the company’s cloud business. Government will have to get involved in IoT security, Sam George, the company’s director of engineering for Azure IoT, said Tuesday while sitting on a panel at IoT World, the IoT industry’s big annual conference taking place this week in Silicon Valley.

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