On the heels of recent reports on the exorbitant cost of data breaches and hack attacks, Federal Communications Commission will host a roundable with leading industry executives and government experts in cybersecurity and IT to help small businesses better understand the cyber threats and risks.
Over the past 15 years, U.S. small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs, helping to spur the nation’s innovation and economic growth. But in times with rapidly evolving technology, 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 solutions.
On May 16, 2011, during National Small Business Week, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will convene the “Cybersecurity Roundtable: Protecting Small Businesses.” Experts from the private sector will include Al Kinney, director, defense cybersecurity capabilities, HP Enterprise; Michael Chertoff, chairman, Chertoff Group; Cheri F. McGuire, VP, global government affairs & cybersecurity policy, Symantec; and Dr. Phyllis Schneck, CTO, McAfee Public Sector.
The event takes place at FCC headquarters and is free and open to the public.