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Laura Stefani is Of Counsel in the firm’s Washington, DC office. She focuses her practice on the telecommunications and technology industries. She provides strategic, legal and policy advice to manufacturers, communications network operators and other clients on spectrum allocation and licensing matters, with a focus on bringing new technologies to market.

Laura has experience with unlicensed and licensed wireless technologies, unmanned aircraft, the satellite industry, and the Internet of Things.

Manufacturers of wireless devices used for Internet of Things (IoT) applications should take heed of new Trump Administration proposals aimed at reducing the cybersecurity threats from botnets and other automated and distributed attacks.

Following a year of public and internal discussions and inquiry, the Department of Commerce and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued a Final Report on the topic, “A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats.” The Report arises from the cybersecurity Executive Order issued by President Trump in May 2017, which required Commerce and DHS to lead a process to determine appropriate action to “dramatically reduc[e] threats perpetrated by automated and distributed attacks (e.g., botnets).” Continue Reading Trump Administration Botnet Report Will Impact IoT Device Makers – Things You Should Know