The FCBA Internet of Things and Privacy and Data Security Committees will co-sponsor a CLE on Tuesday, October 29 from 2:00 – 4:15 p.m. entitled “Securing IoT Devices: Evaluating Varying Ways to Enhance Cybersecurity Protections.” This program will be held at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, 1500 K Street, NW.
Connected devices are proliferating in cars, homes and businesses. As these devices continue to gain in popularity and utility, concerns are growing over whether the devices are safe from hacking and malicious use. Protecting such devices involves a delicate mixture of voluntary, “carrot” approaches and mandatory, “stick” requirements. Manufacturers of devices, creators of software, vendors, and network providers, among others, must stay aware of ongoing developments. In this program, we will look at the different approaches being used, their roles and the potential future of IoT device security.
2:00 – 2:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
2:05 – 3:05 p.m. Voluntary Approaches to the Protection of IoT Devices
Industry and the Federal government are working on a number of voluntary initiatives to protect the security of IoT devices. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been adapting its “risk-based” guidance to cybersecurity for IoT, including draft guidance outlining cybersecurity considerations for manufacturers of securable IoT devices. Meanwhile, industry groups are also developing their own sets of best practices and, in some cases, certifications. Panelists will provide an update on developments in these areas.
Steve Augustino, Partner, Kelley Drye
3:05 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Shaping the Legal and Regulatory Landscape
The Administration’s cybersecurity policy calls for industry-led and developed cybersecurity processes and standards, but Federal legislation, state laws and discrete policy initiatives may backstop those standards with a variety of enforceable obligations. This panel will discuss pending Federal legislation, recent laws in California and Oregon, and other policy initiatives that will shape requirements to be followed by industry actors in the IoT space.
Dana Zelman, Associate, DLA Piper
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