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.

  • Michael Fagan, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards & Technology

Michael Fagan is a Computer Scientist working with the Cybersecurity for IoT Program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). Michael leads the writing of a Core Baseline Cybersecurity Capabilities for IoT Devices as well as a coordinates IoT work at ITL’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, where he is also the lead for the upcoming Consumer Home IoT Product Security project. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering.

  • Matt McMurray, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Matt McMurray, a native of Chicago, serves as the Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Robin Kelly handling technology, telecommunications, military, defense, veteran, national security, and foreign affairs issues. Prior to joining the office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Matt interned for the Committee on House Administration and Dale Curtis Communications. Before coming to the Hill, Matt worked as a Field Organizer for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Michigan’s First Congressional District. While an undergraduate at Emory he worked at the Yerkes National Primate Center in Atlanta for three years writing his thesis on the effects of adverse maternal care in socially housed rhesus infants. Matt has a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Army War College and graduated Magna cum Laude from Emory University.