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FCC to Host Cybersecurity Awareness Expo on October 17

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Released: October 16, 2012

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Washington, D. C. 20554

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).



October 16, 2012
Rochelle Cohen, 202-418-1162



Event to Feature Presentations and Vendor Technology Demonstrations on Mobile Security

Washington, D.C.: In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the
Federal Communications Commission will host a technology exhibition and presentations on
mobile security on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
The day-long event is part of the FCC’s ongoing effort to promote awareness of
cybersecurity threats and solutions in partnership with industry and others in the public sector.
Given America’s growing reliance on mobile technology, and the importance of America’s
digital infrastructure to the economy, it is imperative that stakeholders work together to ensure
the security, reliability, and resiliency of these tools and infrastructure.
The event will be held in the Technology Experience Center on the TW level of the
FCC’s headquarters, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554. Demonstrations of mobile
computing and security technologies will be available from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In addition to
the demonstrations, there will also be several presentations*:
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Social Media Networking

Crystal Farrar
NSA Counterintelligence Awareness & OPSEC
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Securing Mobile Devices

Sidney Gibson
The MITRE Corporation
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Mobile Device Data Leak Prevention: A Framework for Assessing the
Best Options with Containerization

Jay Barbour
Research in Motion
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Securing Wireless Networks

Tom Conklin
AirTight Networks
The entire event is open to the public, and no registration is required. Visitors to the FCC’s
monthly open meeting may wish to attend.

Also as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the FCC will soon re-launch its Small
Biz Cyber Planner 2.0, an online resource to help small businesses create customized
cybersecurity plans, available at
* Presentations or other inclusion in this event does not constitute an endorsement by the FCC of
any particular product, service, or enterprise.


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