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Cybersecurity Forum: Safeguarding Children and Families on the Internet

November 12, 2013, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
445 12th Street SW, Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room)

The Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division (CAOD) hosted a forum on November 12, 2013 in recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 1 – 31, 2013) and National Protect Your Identity Week (October 20 – 26, 2013).

In a two-panel format, the forum explored the issues of Cybersecurity and Safeguarding Children and Families on the Internet. The first panel featured subject matter experts who discussed and identified cybersecurity risks faced by parents and guardians when trying to protect their children online. Panelists also discussed the importance of preventing risky online behaviors and provided tips on how to protect children from these risks.

A second panel addressed technological advancements in cybersecurity for consumers, especially as they relate to social media, mobile security and preventing identity theft. A portion of the panel discussion was dedicated to the industry's outreach and education efforts on topics such as securing mobile devices, avoiding potential risk factors, and ensuring the security of applications (apps) on mobile devices, such as those related to mobile wallets.

Agenda and Panelists

10 - 10:15 a.m.: Welcome Remarks

Kris Monteith, Acting Bureau Chief, 
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

10:15 - 11:10 a.m.: Panel 1 - Stop. Think. Connect.

Stacey Kopnitsky, Assistant Principal, North Bethesda Middle School

Adela Ghadimi, Assistant Director, Employer Development and Senior Program Coordinator, University of Miami in Washington, D.C. Program
Jennifer Hanley, Director of Legal and Policy, Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
Aditi Jhaveri, Consumer Education Specialist, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Joni Lupovitz, Vice President of Policy, Common Sense Media
Jena Roscoe, First Senior Vice President, Chief of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Operation HOPE
Christine M. Sutton, Secondary Math Teacher, Virgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville City Schools

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Panel 2 - Technologies Affecting Online Safety

Jeffery Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB), FCC

Caroline Curtin, Policy Counsel, Government Affairs, Microsoft
Jamie Hastings, Vice-President of External Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
Sarah Holland, Senior Analyst, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google
Jim Janco, Director, Security and Privacy, Operational and Product Compliance, Comcast
Brooke Oberwetter, Associate Manager, Public Policy, Facebook/Instagram
Micah Schaffer, Director of Operations, Snapchat

12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Susan McLean, Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division 
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch Break for Attending Students and Panelists
1 - 3 p.m. Exhibition and Demonstrations

  • AgeCheq (Invited)
  • Common Sense Media (Invited)
  • Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
  • Family Career and Community Leadership of America (FCCLA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Microsoft
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NetSmartz)
  • National Consumers League (Invited)
  • National Cyber Security Alliance (Invited)
  • Operation HOPE
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • ViaSat  at the Technology Experience Center (TEC)

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