National telecommunications advisory panel to meet in DC on May 21

Advisory panel in session
Advisory panel
in session

The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will meet in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, all day on May 21 — in a closed session in the morning and in an open session in the afternoon.

The panel will hear from representatives of the U.S., U.K. and Canadian governments on their respective approaches to protecting their nation’s communications infrastructure.

In addition, committee members will be briefed on the progress being made to develop a report on “The Internet of Things,” says a notice published in the Federal Register on May 2.

“The committee will examine the cybersecurity implications of the Internet of Things, within the context of national security and emergency preparedness,” said the notice.

In the afternoon, the panel will meet in closed session to hear a classified briefing on cybersecurity threats and to discuss future studies based on the government’s security priorities and perceived vulnerabilities.

Further information about the meeting on May 21 is available from Helen Jackson, of DHS, at 703-235-5321 or