Inside the Policy Huddle - The Cybersecurity Playbook

With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity is one of the top challenges facing manufacturers of consumer goods. Similarly, the complex regulatory policies required, need to balance space for innovation with an acceptable level of protection for consumers. AHAM has assembled a panel of policy experts to discuss cybersecurity in this rapidly changing environment, with an emphasis on all the moving parts. Be there for this robust discussion between representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, government, and the private sector on the evolving policy environment for cybersecurity.   

  • Matthew J. Eggers, Vice President, Cybersecurity Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Matthew J. Eggers is vice president for cybersecurity policy in the Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads the Chamber’s Cybersecurity Working Group, which focuses on developing and advocating for the Chamber’s cyber policies before Congress, the administration, and the business community. Eggers frequently presents to organizations and is quoted regularly in the media on a broad range of issues connected to cyber legislation, regulation, and business strategy.

  • Cynthia LaRose, Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

Cynthia Larose is Chair of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC, an Am Law 100 firm, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). Cynthia has extensive experience in privacy, data security, and information management matters, including state, federal, and international laws and regulations on the use of transfer of information, data security breach compliance and incident response, and data breach incident response planning, as well as data transfers in the context of mergers and acquisition and technology transactions. She is a frequent speaker on privacy issues at conferences and media appearances, presents privacy awareness and compliance training seminars to client companies, and is the Editor of Mintz Levin’s Privacy and Security Matters blog.

  • Katerina Megas, Commercial Adoption Lead for the Trusted Identities Group, Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) program, National Institute of Standards & Technology

Katerina Megas is the Commercial Adoption Lead for the Trusted Identities Group and Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) program at the US. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).In this role, she is focused on advancing and accelerating the development and application of research, standards, guidelines, and technologies necessary to improve the security and privacy of ecosystem of connected devices. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing and M.S. Information Systems and has over 25 years of experience leading organizations' development and execution of marketing strategies, and deployment of solutions in telecommunications, ERP and IAM (identity and access management) technologies.