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Monday, January 23 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Securing the Future of the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things — the connection of systems, devices, and services to information networks — is evolving exponentially. From vehicles to pacemakers, ordinary objects are empowered with extraordinary potential through embedded and interconnected sensors. There is enormous economic and societal benefits to be gained from the communication of vast quantities of data and the ability to remotely control and automate systems. Recent events, however, have shown the IoT ecosystem to contain serious vulnerabilities. October’s botnet attack directed thousands of insecure IoT devices to attack parts of the nervous system of the Internet’s infrastructure. Every day, more and more, we’re integrating IoT into every nook and cranny of our physical world. What are industry and policy leaders doing to address this new reality ? Do we need a national IoT plan? Do we need a global IoT plan? Please join our panel of experts for a discussion on the rewards and risks of IoT and a closer look at emerging best-practices being implemented today.

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Nanette Byrnes

Sr. Editor and Writer on Business, Innovation and Disruption, MIT Technology Review

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Daniel Caprio

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Providence Group
Dan Caprio, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and cybersecurity. He has served as the Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Commerce Department, a transatlantic subject matter expert for the European Commission’s... Read More →
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Dr. Nick Feamster

Professor of Computer Science and Acting Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
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Jason Livingood

Vice President - Technology Policy & Standards, Comcast
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Steve Olshansky

Trust & Identity Program Lead, The Internet Society
Steve Olshansky is Trust & Identity Program Lead at the Internet Society, based in Colorado, United States. Prior to joining the Internet Society in 2014, Steve was Director, Federated Technologies for Internet2. He was with Internet2 for 12 years, managing a variety of projects... Read More →
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Dr. Ron Ross

Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ron Ross is a Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current areas of specialization include information security and risk management. Dr. Ross leads the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project, which includes the... Read More →

Monday January 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.