Cybersecurity and Innovation in the Information Economy

National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information
Administration, and International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce
July 27, 2010
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Contact:
W. Curt Barker
[email protected]
(202) 482-0935.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the International Trade Administration (ITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting to discuss the relationship between cybersecurity in the commercial space and innovation in the Internet economy.

The event will seek participation and comment from all interested stakeholders, including the commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, on the impact of current cybersecurity law and governmental policy, the common and emerging techniques used in successful cybersecurity strategies, and the relative roles of the private and public sectors with respect to improving cybersecurity in the commercial arena. The bureaus will explore the changing nature of threats and whether those changes suggest gaps in cybersecurity policy. Similarly, they invite discussion and comment on how the public sector can organize more clearly its roles. The review will also seek to develop a deeper understanding of the relationship of current cybersecurity policy to consumer welfare, job creation, international trade, and fundamental democratic values. The review is being coordinated with the Office of the Cybersecurity Coordinator, Executive Office of the President. As part of this review, the Task Force will shortly issue a notice of inquiry seeking public comments on key issues.

Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce, is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks. Also participating with remarks will be Howard Schmidt, White House Cyber Security Coordinator, Cameron Kerry, the Department of Commerce's General Counsel, Patrick Gallagher, Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Anna Gomez, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Deputy National Telecommunications and Information Administrator. Other U.S. Government officials will also participate, as will a number of wellregarded,
non-government experts.

The meeting will be open to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. To pre-register for the meeting, please send a request to Teresa Vicente at [email protected] indicating your name, organizational affiliation, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail address.