Thank you California. Gov. Brown has signed into the law that requires manufacturers to give Internet-connected devices unique passwords and not weak passowords like "admin" by default.
Under the newly minted law NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act, NIST will have a year to release guidance and resources to help small businesses improve their security posture.
A group of lawmakers from both parties have introduced a new bill in the House of Representatives that would stop states and local governments from passing laws governing encryption. This will prevent states from passing their own laws before the federal government figures out what to do.
A new bill would prevent government agencies from mandating backdoors in encrypted hardware or software products.
The bill in Georgia that would have legalized active defense measures and outlawed some security research was vetoed by the state's governor.