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Thursday, July 21 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
IoT: The Glue of Critical Infrastructure, Or Is It?

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Billions of Internet of Things (IoT) devices may be embedded in systems or elements of critical services – including, for example, power, information and communications technology, and emergency response. Sectors such as these share dependencies that are meaningful to public safety and national security.

As the war in Ukraine creates an abrupt rise in cyber risks, and global events trend toward uncertainty, IoT security – as an element of critical infrastructure security – has never been more important. At the same time, profit-driven criminals may target IoT in critical infrastructure, with public safety implications.

Our panel of experts will discuss how industry and governments across the globe can cooperate on standards and initiatives to push back against the tide of malicious cyber activity and safeguard critical infrastructure against IoT-based vulnerabilities.

Moderators
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Paul Eisler

Senior Director, Cybersecurity, USTelecom
Paul Eisler is Senior Director of Cybersecurity at USTelecom – the Broadband Association, Cybersecurity Co-chair of the U.S. Communications Sector Coordinating Council, and Secretariat Member of the Council to Secure the Digital Economy (CSDE). As an attorney licensed in D.C. a... Read More →

Speakers
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Wayne Jacobs

Special Agent in Charge, FBI
Mr. Jacobs joined the FBI as a special agent in 2003 and was assigned to the New York FieldOffice to work government and financial fraud and, later, violent crimes and gangs. He waspromoted to supervisory special agent in 2014 and transferred to the Criminal InvestigativeDivision... Read More →
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Elaine Newton

Senior Director, Oracle
Elaine Newton is a Senior Director at Oracle and leads the Global Standards Policy and Compliance team. Previously, Elaine worked for more than 11 years for the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) where she was most recently served as the Standards Lead for Applied... Read More →
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Scott Aaronson

SVP of Security and Preparedness, Edison Electric Institute
Scott I. Aaronson is Vice President, Security and Preparedness for EEI.  Scott joined EEI in 2009 in the government relations department focusing on security and technology issues, and most recently served as executive director of security and business continuity. He leads the EEI... Read More →
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Chris Boyer

VP of Global Security & Technology Policy, AT&T
Chris Boyer is Vice President of Global Security and Technology Policy at AT&T Services, Inc., where he is responsible for developing and advancing the company's global policy positions related to cybersecurity, national security and technology policy.  Mr. Boyer works closely with... Read More →


Thursday July 21, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
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