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The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) was originally created by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (P.L. 100-235) as the Computer System Security and Privacy Advisory Board. As a result of Public Law 107-347, The E-Government Act of 2002, Title III, The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, the Board's name was changed and its mandate was amended.
The Board's authority does not extend to private sector systems or federal systems which process classified information.
The membership of the Board consists of twelve members and a Chairperson. The Secretary of Commerce appoints the Chairperson, and the Director of NIST will appoint all Board members. The Board meets quarterly throughout the year and all meetings are open to the public. The Board invites public comments on its activities and the objectives the Board should undertake. Comments can be directed to Matthew Scholl.
For further information on the activities of the Board, Matthew Scholl.