Date/Time: Tuesday, December 7, 12:15 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Presented by the Ad Hoc Cybersecurity Committee

This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.


12:15 – 12:20 p.m.     Welcome and Introduction

Savannah Schaefer, Associate, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

12:20 – 12:35 p.m.     Keynote: TBD

12:35 – 1:25 p.m.       Incident Reporting and Information Sharing

In the wake of major cyber attacks, including those on SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and Colonial Pipeline, U.S. policymakers are calling for enhanced information sharing and incident reporting commitments from information and communications technology companies – particularly those that support national critical functions. The Biden Administration released Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity in May 2021, which directs (among numerous workstreams) federal agencies and service providers to report cyber incidents. Members in both the House and the Senate have introduced their own contributions aimed at raising the bar for transparency and coordination. This panel will provide an overview of new obligations under EO 14028 and discuss key proposals gaining traction in Congress.


Matt Diaz, Legal Counsel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Kathryn Condello, Senior Director National Security and Emergency Preparedness, Lumen

Robert Mayer, SVP Cybersecurity, USTelecom – The Broadband Association

Daniel Alvarez, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Megan Doscher, Program Manager, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA

1:25 – 2:15 p.m.         Securing the IoT Ecosystem

5th generation network infrastructure, with its ability to manage more network traffic in more efficient ways than ever before, promises a massive expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT).  As stakeholders across the globe anticipate exciting new use cases and grapple with the expanding threat surface of increasing connectivity, U.S. policymakers face renewed pressure to enhance IoT device security in a way that delivers accountability and transparency for users.  This panel will discuss ongoing efforts to enhance Internet of Things security and policy considerations going forward.


Jennifer A. Manner, SVP Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar/Hughes


Katerina Megas, Program Manager for Cybersecurity for IoT Program, NIST

Melanie Tiano, AVP Cybersecurity and Privacy, CTIA

Mike Bergman, VP Technology & Standards, CTA

Harold Feld, SVP, Public Knowledge

Eric Tamarkin, Director and Senior Public Policy Counsel, Samsung Electronics America Inc.


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COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

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