DAY 2: IoT 2020 Virtual National Institute

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    This session is Day 2 of the Internet of Things (IoT) 2020 Virtual National institute. This session will focus on IoT’s greatest risks that arise in the areas of national security, privacy, and cybersecurity

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    12:00-1:00 pm - Watch This Space: IoT and National Security Issues

    Opportunities and challenges for effective homeland and national security are accelerating with IoT. What are the risks to critical infrastructure and national security, how critical are public-private partnerships and information sharing, and what are the latest initiatives to safeguard domestic and national security? Join us for a kickoff keynote by Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, followed by a “fireside chat”  about an issue that affects all of us.

    Speakers: Michael Chertoff, Micaela R.H. McMurrough

    1:15-2:15 pm - Cybersecurity in IoT

    IoT devices and networks are being compromised to create botnet armies for distributed denial of service (DDoS), attack underlying systems, and create weaknesses that undermine the security of individuals, homes, businesses, and industrial control systems. Ransomware is threatening to shut down businesses of every kind. The technical and behavioral factors contributing to security issues are not well understood, but fears are driving calls for legislation and standards, even as the tech community continues to innovate and the number of new or unforeseen risks increases exponentially. This panel will discuss:

    • The security risks associated with IoT devices and initiatives by governments, standards setting groups, and industry.
    • The international scope of cybersecurity risks and the need for collaboration.

    Speakers: Lucy L. Thomson, Eric A. Hibbard, Jill D. Rhodes, Randy V. Sabett

    2:30-3:30 pm - IoT and Privacy: An Orwellian 1984 or Something More?

    With great power comes great responsibility. Smart meters, sensors, connected cars, connected health care, and continually emerging IoT devices…they all mean convenience but what happens to the data they collect? The reality is that companies might be gathering consumer and customer data via connected devices without even realizing they are doing so. It is an age of surveillance capitalism. Is IoT data collection creepy? Do we love Big Brother? The FTC is weighing in. Private and public researchers are shining a spotlight and uncovering undisclosed risks. The NIST Privacy Framework offers some helpful guidance. Join us as we explore all of this and discuss ways in which companies are grappling with compliance obligations under the EU General Data Protection Directive and the new California Consumer Privacy Act, among others.

    Speakers: Ruth Hill Bro, Jacqueline K. Connor, Paul Lanois, Kristin J. Madigan

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    Sep 09, 2020

    2020-09-09T12:00:00-04:00 2020-09-09T16:00:00-04:00 DAY 2: IoT 2020 Virtual National Institute

    This session is Day 2 of the Internet of Things (IoT) 2020 Virtual National institute. This session will focus on IoT’s greatest risks that arise in the areas of national security, privacy, and cybersecurity


    Section of Science & Technology Law


    Cybersecurity Legal Task Force

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    The ABA will seek 3.00 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 3.60 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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