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National Cybersecurity Policy Forum

Report Showcases Industry Use of NIST Framework

March 19, 2015
10 a.m. - Noon EDT
In-person registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Executive Conference Center
607 14th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C.
Attend in-person or online

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The sixth in USTelecom’s series of National Cybersecurity Policy Forums will address analysis and findings from the final report, scheduled for release March 18, of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) Working Group 4. The report provides insight and guidance on how companies can use the National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework to enhance risk management capabilities. Keynote speaker Donna Dodson, chief cybersecurity advisor at NIST, will provide an overview of the impact and significance of the group’s efforts to advance the framework. Representatives from the broadcast, cable, satellite, wireless and wireline segments and other stakeholders, including Dodson, will then discuss the report’s key findings, conclusions and recommendations to improve cybersecurity critical infrastructure in two panel discussions.

Light refreshments will be available.

9:30- 10 a.m.   Registration (for in-person attendees)
10 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions
    Robert Mayer, Vice President, Industry & State Affairs, USTelecom
10:05-10:15 a.m.   Keynote
    Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
10:15-11a.m.   Panel One: Industry Reflections
Moderator:   Jimm Phillips, Assistant Editor, Communications Daily
Panelists:   Christopher Boyer, Assistant Vice President, Global Policy, AT&T
    Kathryn Condello, Director of National Security, CenturyLink
    Matt Tooley, Vice President of Broadband Technology, NCTA
    Jesse Ward, Industry & Policy Analysis Manager, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association
11-11:45 a.m.   Panel Two: Government Perspectives
Moderator:   Charlie Mitchell, Editor, Inside Cybersecurity
Panelists:   Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
    Jeff Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau, FCC
    Clete Johnson, Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC          
    Adam Sedgewick, Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor, NIST
11:45 a.m.-noon   Closing Remarks