CLA/TIP Monthly Call: An Update on NIST Privacy and Cyber Security Frameworks



An Update on NIST Privacy and Cyber Security Frameworks

with Naomi Lefkovitz
Senior Privacy Policy Advisor, Program Manager, Privacy Engineering
National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

Wednesday, April 10th at Noon Pacific Time
Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419#


Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Presentation by Naomi Lefkowitz

A.  About NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals.

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations—from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.


B.  About Naomi Lefkowitz

Naomi Lefkovitz is the Senior Privacy Policy Advisor and Lead for the Privacy Framework in the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. She leads the privacy engineering program, which focuses on developing privacy risk management processes and integrating solutions for protecting individuals’ privacy into information technologies, including digital identity services, IoT, smart cities, big data, mobile, and artificial intelligence.

FierceGovernmentIT named Ms. Lefkovitz on their 2013 “Fierce15” list of the most forward-thinking people working within government information technology, and she is a 2014 and 2018 Federal 100 Awards winner.

Before joining NIST, she was the Director for Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Cybersecurity Directorate of the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President.  Her portfolio included the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace as well as addressing the privacy and civil liberties impact of the Obama Administration’s cybersecurity initiatives and programs.

Prior to her tenure in the Obama Administration, Ms. Lefkovitz was a senior attorney with the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission. Her responsibilities focused primarily on policy matters, including legislation, rulemakings, and business and consumer education in the areas of identity theft, data security and privacy.

At the outset of her career, she was Assistant General Counsel at CDnow, Inc., an early online music retailer.

Ms. Lefkovitz holds a B.A. with honors in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a J.D. with honors from Temple University School of Law.

C.  NIST Privacy and Cyber Security Frameworks

Part 3: Future Programming/Leadership

Happy Hour

Locations: Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and San Diego

  • Call for Webinar Proposals

Part 4: Closing

  • Announcements
  • May Call Preview


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BLS Internet & Privacy Law Committee Monthly Call
Website Accessibility and the ADA

with Jared Gordon, McCormick Barton, LLP

Join by phone

+1-510-338-9438 USA Toll / Access code: 623 300 579

Access materials for presentation

12pm – 1pm

IP Section Webinar: Best Practices for Non-Disclosure Agreements: Are You Using Them Correctly?

With Deepi K. Miller, Greenberg Traurig and Mark Leonard, General Counsel Jelly Belly Candy Company

Details and Registration

6pm – 9pm
IP Section Mixer
Locations: Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego
Noon – 1pm
TIP Monthly Call (Details TBA)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
BLS Internet & Privacy Law Committee Monthly Call


IP and the Internet Conference

IP and the Internet Conference
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center