National Cybersecurity Policy Forum

The National Cybersecurity Policy Forum is having an event 6 December 2016 at the National Press Club.

Find registration information and agenda here.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will deliver the keynote address at the eighth USTelecom National Cybersecurity Policy Forum. Join us for a discussion of cyber policy initiatives that continue to enhance our

nation’s defenses against an array of adversaries. The Secretary will

commerce secritary penny pritzker
Secretary Penny Pritzker

discuss a report by the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Commissioned by the President and the Department of Commerce, the 2016 Cybersecurity Commission Policy Report sets the stage for consideration of national priorities in the cybersecurity policy arena. This event will feature industry and government officials talking about ongoing work opportunities ahead to defend against the growing speed and complexity of cyber attacks.

Keynote
Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Panel One: Cyber Readiness: Government Perspective
Moderator: Tim Starks, Politico Pro journalist and author of Morning Cybersecurity
Panelists: Clete Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor on Cybersecurity to Secretary of the U.S Department of Commerce
Cherilyn Pascoe, Professional Staff Member and Investigator, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Kiersten Todt, Executive Director, President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity

Panel Two: Industry Collaboration on Cyber Preparedness
Moderator: Joseph Marks, cybersecurity reporter, NextGov
Panelists: Scott Aaronson, Executive Managing Director, Electric Edison Institute
Christopher Boyer, Assistant Vice President, Global Policy, AT&T
Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance
Heather Hogsett, Vice President of Technology and Risk Strategy, Financial Services Roundtable/BITS
Ola Sage, CEO E-Management and Chair of the IT Sector Coordinating Council

 

Most Ambitious Work

Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews.  Characterized the telecommunication sector’s work on CSRIC WG4 recommendations as “the most ambitious real-world application of the Cybersecurity Framework developed thus far”.

Bruce Andrews Commerce Department
Bruce Andrews

We are happy to have the co-chair of this effort Robert Mayer on our Board of Advisors from the USTelecom Association.