The National Institute of Standards and Technology released guidance to reduce the growing cybersecurity risk posed by connected devices such as smart refrigerators and thermostats.

NIST released a voluntary draft guide Aug. 1 with six cybersecurity features recommended for inclusion in devices capable of connecting to the internet, “whether designed for the home, the hospital or the factory floor,” according to an agency statement.

The Core Cybersecurity Feature Baseline for Securable IoT Devices is open for public comment until Sept. 30, 2019. It will also seek feedback at an Aug. 13 workshop. The agency didn’t specify a timeline for issuing...