NAB Sets Cyber Attack Webinar

The National Association of Broadcasters will host a webinar on one of the hottest topics of the day, with an assist from the FCC.
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WASHINGTON�The National Association of Broadcasters will host a webinar on one of the hottest topics of the day, with an assist from the FCC.

�Broadcast Cybersecurity: The Essentials� (March 23) will look at the threat of cyber attacks on broadcast stations and how best to protect against them. �We are more connected than ever before. That connectivity brings efficiency and many operational benefits. However, it also brings risks,� said NAB chief technology officer Sam Matheny in announcing the webinar.

NAB said it developed the webinar in response to the FCC's recommendation that media companies adopt a cybersecurity framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NAB says it will also publish a white paper March 22 with action items for station cyber protection.

Webinar panelists will be Cynthia Brumfeld, president and independent analyst at�DCT Associates; Steven Carpenter, cybersecurity engineer, cybersecurity communications reliability division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC; Howard Price, director, business continuity, ABC TV; and� Kelly Williams, senior director, engineering and technology policy, NAB.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Admiral David Simpson, chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

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