FCC Cybersecurity Technology Forum and Demo

Cybersecurity Technology Forum and Demo

Federal Communications Commission
November 12, 2013
10 am to 3 pm

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 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.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Welcome Remarks

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

10:15 a.m. - 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 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break for Attending Students and Panelists

Following the forum there will be technological demonstrations in the FCC’s Technology Experience center located in the same building from 1 to 3 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 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)