FCC CHAIRMAN GENACHOWSKI CONVENES EXPERT ROUNDTABLE TO HELP PROTECT SMALL BUSINESSES FROM GROWING CYBERSECURITY THREATS
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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
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
Cybersecurity Roundtable: Protecting Small Businesses
Monday, May 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. EDT
FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554
Commission Meeting Room
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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