October 16, 2023 — The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), together with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)’s Emergency Communications Division, will host a public roundtable on the cybersecurity of the nation’s public alert and warning systems. The roundtable will start at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 30, 2023. The event will bring diverse representatives from the public and private sector to discuss and build upon the record generated by the Commission’s Alerting Security Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which proposes measures designed to enhance the cybersecurity and operational readiness of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
Among other issues, the event will discuss the need for cybersecurity improvements in the alerting sphere, the extent to which cybersecurity risk management frameworks are currently implemented and how they may advance alerting security, and the costs and benefits of implementing cybersecurity risk management and incident reporting for alerting. A more detailed agenda will be announced by subsequent Public Notice.
Registration is free and is open to the public as of the release of this Public Notice. Members of the public may attend this event either in person at 45 L St NE, Washington, DC 20554 in the Commission Meeting Room or remotely via livestream. We request that both remote and in-person members of the public register in advance to attend the roundtable by using the following link.
Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice). Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please include a way for the FCC to contact the requester if more information is needed to fill the request. Please allow at least five days’ advance notice for accommodation requests; last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate.
For further information on this proceeding, contact James Wiley, Deputy Division Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, via email at James.Wiley@fcc.gov or John M. Blumenschein, Attorney-Advisor, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, (202) 418-1490 or via email at John.Blumenschein@fcc.gov.