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FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI CONVENES EXPERT ROUNDTABLE TO HELP PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES FROM GROWING CYBERSECURITY THREATS

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Released: May 9, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
May 9, 2011
Neil Grace: 202-418-0506
Email: Neil.Grace@fcc.gov

FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI CONVENES EXPERT ROUNDTABLE TO HELP

PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES FROM GROWING CYBERSECURITY THREATS

Small businesses lose billions annually to cyber attacks; roundtable discussion will include


unveiling initiatives to empower small business owners with security tools
Washington, D.C. On May 16, 2011, during National Small Business Week, FCC Chairman Julius
Genachowski will convene the Cybersecurity Roundtable: Protecting Small Businesses, with leading
industry executives and government experts in cybersecurity and information technology.
American small businesses have generated sixty-four percent of net new jobs over the past fifteen years,
helping to lead our nation's innovation and economic growth. In a rapidly evolving virtual marketplace,
where each cyber attack costs small and medium sized businesses an average of nearly $200,000,
business owners must vigilantly protect against information security risks that result in billions of dollars
in lost revenue. However, many businesses continue to struggle to understand and implement available
solutions.

WHO

:

Julius Genachowski

, Chairman, FCC

Secretary Michael Chertoff

, Chairman, Chertoff Group

Al Kinney

, Director, Defense Cyber Security Capabilities, HP Enterprise

Ann Beauchesne

, Vice President National Security & Emergency Preparedness
Department U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Chanelle Hardy

, Senior Vice President for Policy, National Urban League

Cheri F. McGuire

, VP, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec

Dave Notch,

Chief Information Security Officer, Thomson Reuters

Ken Yancey

, CEO, SCORE

Maurice Jones

, CEO and CFO of Parkinson Construction Company

Dr. Phyllis Schneck

, CTO, McAfee Public Sector

WHAT

:
Cybersecurity Roundtable: Protecting Small Businesses

WHEN

:
Monday, May 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE

:
FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Commission Meeting Room

WEBCAST

:
www.fcc.gov/live

HASHTAG

: #FCCLIVE

PRE-REGISTRATION


The Cybersecurity Roundtable is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, those attending are
asked to pre-register by submitting their name, organizational affiliation and phone number to
csroundtable@fcc.gov.
Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from
the FCC's web page at www.fcc.gov/live. The FCC's webcast is free to the public. Those who watch the
live video stream of the event may email event-related questions to csroundtable@fcc.gov or via Twitter
with hashtag #fcclive. Depending on the volume of questions and time constraints, the panel moderators
will work to respond to as many questions as possible during the workshop.
For additional information, contact Roger Goldblatt at (202) 418-1035 or Roger.Goldblatt@fcc.gov.
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