Strengthening the Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things

April 30, 2019

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, chairman of the Subcommittee on Security, will convene a hearing titled, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things,” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The hearing will examine the security threats and challenges posed by the Internet of Things (IoT), and ways to incentivize building more cybersecurity by design into connected devices and the networks that support them. The hearing will also examine the importance of 5G network security to connected devices and the manner in which the federal government, businesses community, and consumers can promote and support increased IoT cybersecurity. 


  • Mr. Michael Bergman, Vice President, Technology & Standards, Consumer Technology Association
  • Mr. Matthew Eggers, Vice President, Cybersecurity Policy, U.S Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Harley Geiger, Director of Public Policy, Rapid7
  • Mr. Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President for Cybersecurity, US Telecom – The Broadband Association
  • Dr. Charles Romine, Director, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details: 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Security

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on


Witness Panel 1