Hearing Scheduled to Explore Intersection of Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies

March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. titled “The Promises and Perils of Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity.” This hearing will explore the impact of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain, and quantum computing, on the future of cybersecurity. The hearing intends to launch a discussion about how technologies like these present new cyber vulnerabilities but also innovative opportunities to combat cyber threats more effectively.


- The Honorable Eric Rosenbach, Former Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security
- Mr. Caleb Barlow, Vice President, Threat Intelligence, IBM Security
- Mr. Venky Ganesan, Chair, National Venture Capital Association; Partner, Menlo Ventures
- Mr. Steve Grobman, Chief Technology Officer and Intel Fellow, Intel Security
- Mr. Malcolm Harkins, Chief Security and Trust Officer, Cylance Corporation

* Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee

The hearing will be held in Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available here.