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Watch: Unsure and insecure in the Internet of Things

Join the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative and Passcode on Friday, October 14 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. for a moderated discussion that will focus on new policy solutions to securing connected devices.

IoT is expected to increase the number of connected systems in our societies one hundredfold in the next decade—a number that will include connected vehicles, medical devices, and the power grid.

Despite their tremendous promise, insecure IoT devices have also made societies vulnerable to adversaries willing to disrupt them and erode our trust in key markets. While there is urgent need for increased attention toward developing defensible and resilient cyber capabilities, the public policy and regulatory climate remain poorly suited to the task.

The moderated panel discussion will look at new policy solutions to securing connected devices, where the consequences of their failures are measured by loss of consumer confidence, human life, public safety, and trust in government.

It will present four different perspectives based on the forthcoming book Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information Age from Rowman & Littlefield, providing a technically literate perspective on these complex issues for the next administration and 115th Congress.

A conversation with:

Suzanne Schwartz
Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, US Food and Drug Administration

Denise Anderson
President, National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Joshua Corman
Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Introduced by:

Robert Silvers
Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy, US Department of Homeland Security

Moderated by:

Beau Woods
Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council

Event details:

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC

Passcode is proud to serve as the sole media partner for the Cyber Risk series with the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative. Join the conversation on twitter with #ACCyber and follow us @CSMPasscode and @ACScowcroft.


Through global engagement and thought leadership, the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative focuses on international cooperation, competition, and conflict in cyberspace.

One of the Initiative's main areas of emphasis is to bring together the new field of cyber statecraft with traditional national security and international relations to  make progress on the many issues vexing the US and other governments.

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