TIA to Host Policy Forum on Challenges and Policy Solutions to Securing the Internet of Things

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and executives from AT&T, Cisco, Intel, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to discuss government and industry security collaboration

Arlington, VA (June 14, 2019) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will host a policy forum on Tuesday, July 9th, highlighting security challenges for the Internet of Things (IoT) and opportunities for government and industry to work together for better outcomes.

Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA), who co-founded the Congressional Internet of Things Caucus, will deliver keynote remarks, followed by a panel discussion on “Securing the Internet of Things: Challenges and Policy Solutions.” Panelists will discuss what companies and agencies have done in the past two years to lay a foundation for secure IoT products, and what further steps must be taken by industry, Congress, and the Administration to improve IoT resiliency going forward. The program will bring together executives across the telecommunications industry with policymakers and the media, including:

  • Dr. Amit Elazari Bar On, Director, Global Cybersecurity Policy, Intel
  • Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Eric Wenger, Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy, Global Government Affairs, Cisco
  • Michael Fagan, Cybersecurity and Privacy Applications Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST)

Register online to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/securing-the-internet-of-things-challenges-and-policy-solutions-tickets-63008814059

WHATSecuring the Internet of Things: Challenges and Policy Solutions

WHENTuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

WHEREAT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy, 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join the conversation online using #TIATalksPolicy and follow along with @TIAOnline. This event is on the record and open to media.

This event, during which lunch will be available, has been designed to comply with the “widely attended event” exception in the House and Senate gift rules. Federal agency employees and Executive Branch appointees are encouraged to consult with their Designated Ethics Officer or Counsel as appropriate.


Ashley Simmons, 703-907-7704, asimmons@tiaonline.org

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs and standards development and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market.