DMP Updates Firmware to Adhere to New Cybersecurity Regulations

DMP control panels now have random installer codes for compliance of California and Oregon’s new cybersecurity laws.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — California and Oregon recently passed bills that require manufactures to incorporate “reasonable security” measures in devices that connect to the Internet to protect the user of the product and the user’s data from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.

In order to comply with these new cybersecurity laws, DMP announces it has released new firmware updates for its family of control panels.

With its latest control panel firmware release, DMP is providing a new means of authentication as an added security feature. Panels ship with a unique four- to five-digit pre-programmed installer code printed on the serial number label in parentheses just to the right of the serial number. The code will allow the installer access to the panel, just like the standard Default User Code has previously.

This change ensures California and Oregon customers that DMP is in full compliance with the new laws. Both laws require that all connected devices sold in those states — no matter where they’re made — incorporate cyber safety measures.

Both laws also specify that single hard-coded passwords are not allowed, and each device must either have a unique passcode or require the user to generate a new passcode before using the device for the first time.

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