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Cybersecurity Awareness Expo

October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Technology Experience Center, FCC’s headquarters, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20554

Event to Feature Presentations and Vendor Technology Demonstrations
on Mobile Security

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. This event will not be streamed live or recorded.

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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