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FCC to Host Tech Forum in Recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Released: September 12, 2013

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th Street, S.W.


Washington, D. C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

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See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).




September 12, 2013
Mike Snyder, 202-418-0997



Discussion Will Focus on Protecting Children from Online Risks;
Tech Demo Showcasing Advancements in Consumer Cybersecurity Technology to Follow
Washington, D.C. – On October 1, 2013, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
will host a forum and hold technology demonstrations dedicated to cybersecurity issues
consumers face, with a particular focus on safeguarding children on the Internet. The event will
take place in the FCC Commission Meeting Room (TW C-305) at 445 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20554 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The forum seeks to bring together teens, parents, educators and subject matter experts to discuss
the issues surrounding cybersecurity (online safety) and the use of technologies that can assist in
keeping children safe on the Internet. Panelists will discuss the importance of identifying and
preventing risky online behaviors and will provide tips on how to protect children from these
risks. The experts will also address technological advancements in cybersecurity, especially as
they relate to social media, mobile security and preventing identity theft.
Following the forum, there will be technological demonstrations in the FCC’s Technology
Experience Center located in the same building from 1 to 3 pm.
This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating, please pre-register by
submitting your name, organization and contact information to
The forum will be webcast live at and questions during the forum can be sent
to or by using #CyberSecurityfcc on Twitter.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Send
detailed requests, with contact information, to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY). Requests
should be made as early as possible.
For additional information on this event visit
generation-technology-forum or contact Donice Jones at (202) 418-2736 or via e-mail at

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