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NIST IOT Advisory Board December Meetings Open to the Public


Sessions to cover smart traffic and transit technologies, environmental monitoring, healthcare, and more

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host two Internet of Things (IoT) Advisory Board virtual meeting sessions open to the public on December 12 and December 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

The December meetings, held through WebEx, are expected to focus on finalizing the recommendations to be included in the IoT Advisory Board's report for the IoT Federal Working Group, as well as continued refinement of the report and filling gaps in those recommendations. Specific discussion topics are expected to cover:

  • Smart traffic and transit technologies
  • Augmented logistics and supply chains
  • Sustainable infrastructure
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Public safety
  • Healthcare

Additionally, the IoT Advisory Board may assess other elements that the legislation called for in the report, including:

  • whether adequate spectrum is available to support the growing IoT and what legal or regulatory barriers may exist to providing any spectrum needed in the future; and
  • policies, programs, or multi-stakeholder activities that
  • promote or are related to the privacy of individuals who use or are affected by the IoT;
    • may enhance the security of the IoT, including the security of critical infrastructure;
    • may protect users of the IoT; and
    • may encourage coordination among Federal agencies with jurisdiction over the IoT.

Previously, as ANSI reported, the NCCoE held October sessions that focused on establishing consensus on recommendations and refinements to the IoT Advisory Board’s report.

More About the IoT Advisory Board and IoT Federal Working Group

Among its key priorities, the advisory board guides the IoT Federal Working Group on matters including the identification of any federal regulations, programs, or policies that may inhibit or promote the development of IoT; situations in which IoT could deliver significant and scalable economic and societal benefits to the United States; IoT opportunities and challenges for small businesses; and any IoT-related international opportunities for the U.S.

Formed in response to Executive Order 14028, the working group focuses on policies that impact IoT, the digital networks that comprise countless connections and devices. The Executive Order allocates federal resources to build a more robust cybersecurity presence in the U.S. and requests that NIST create the two programs to advise and study the IoT and how secure data are within this network.

To attend the December sessions or to request to speak to the IoT Advisory Board, access instructions on the IoT Advisory Board's web page. More information can be found in the November 7 Federal Register notice.



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