Committee to Hold Hearing to Examine Spectre and Meltdown Cybersecurity Lessons

July 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing entitled, “Complex Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities: Lessons Learned from Spectre and Meltdown,” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.  The hearing will review cybersecurity issues raised in response to the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, such as challenges with conducting complex coordinated vulnerability disclosure and supply chain cybersecurity, and how best to coordinate cybersecurity efforts going forward. This hearing follows a letter sent by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) to 12 organizations about the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities and the steps taken to mitigate these vulnerabilities. 


  • Ms. Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, President, Dakota State University
  • Ms. Joyce Kim, Chief Marketing Officer, ARM
  • Mr. Art Manion, Senior Vulnerability Analyst, CERT Coordination Center, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mr. Sri Sridharan, Managing Director, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, University of South Florida

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee 

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on