"Cyber Security After the White House Executive Order: Will Congress Make the Next Move?"
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Program begins promptly at 12:00 pm, check-in starts at 11:30 am. (Box lunch will be served)
Location: Rayburn House Office Building - Room B-339
Twitter: @NetCaucusAC #cybersecurity
- Kathryn Condello, Director, National Security/Preparedness - CenturyLink [Bio]
- Michael Hermann, National Security Legislative Assistant - Office of Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) [Bio]
- Franck Journoud, Senior Director, Cybersecurity & Technology Policy - Oracle [Bio]
- Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel - Center for Democracy & Technology [Bio]
- Sam Ramer, Senior Counsel - House Judiciary Committee [Bio]
- Tony Romm, Technology Reporter - Politico [Bio] (Moderator)
At the 2013 State of the Net Conference in January, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee facilitated a dynamic discussion on Cybersecurity between stakeholders by hosting a focused panel discussion ("Cyber Security Legislation, Regulation and Executive Order: Government Officials Discuss"). Given the release of the Cybersecurity Executive Order by The White House, we convened a diverse panel of government officials, industry and public interest stakeholders to discuss the Order's effect and what legislative actions lie on the horizon.
The Executive Order directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to lead the development of a framework of cybersecurity practices to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure. The order addresses vulnerabilities of the nation's 'critical infrastructure' networks through increased sharing of information. Specifically, the Executive Order authorizes the government to provide companies running critical infrastructure networks with "cyber threat information." (CTI) The Order also calls for the government to draft and issue recommendations for ways in which critical infrastructure providers can protect themselves from cyber attacks. Companies would not, however, be required to abide by these recommendations. The order will also clarify which government agencies will take part in cybersecurity efforts. Additionally, the Order requires Federal agencies to produce unclassified reports of threats to U.S. companies in a timely manner.
This widely attended educational briefing is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Congressional staff and members of the press welcome. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and corporations. More information on the ICAC is available at www.netcaucus.org.