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Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)
March 01, 2017

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, March, 30, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.

The ISPAB is authorized by 15 U.S.C. 278g-4, as amended, and advises NIST, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal government information systems, including thorough review of proposed standards and guidelines developed by NIST. Visit ISPAB for additional details regarding ISPAB activities.

The agenda is expected to include the following items:

  • Presentation relating to impacts of federal hiring restrictions on the cybersecurity workforce,
  • The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) plans for incorporating voting systems as critical infrastructure,
  • The use of bug bounties in the US Government,
  • Presentation on Cybersecurity Framework and the US Government,
  • Discussions with OMB on current and planned policy for cybersecurity,
  • Actions and activities to prevent Distributed Denial of Service Attacks,
  • Presentation on DHS's Mobility Study,
  • Panel discussion/presentation on National Telecommunications and Information Administration Internet of Things report,
  • Discussion on Ransomware and lessons learned from invited panelists, and
  • Updates on NIST Information Technology Laboratory's Computer Security Division.

See the Federal Rergister Notice for more details.

Federal Register Notice

Document Number: 2017-03970
Created March 10, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020