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Cox Business Hosts Free Webcast on Cybersecurity for Small Business
Oct 20, 2010 (01:10 PM EDT)


'Solutions for Small Business' webcast series part of cable industry program to provide online resources for business owners

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month, Cox Business is offering a free cybersecurity strategy webcast for small business executives on October 28.

The webcast is the fourth in the Solutions for Small Business (SFSB) series that offers direct access to leading experts, who provide advice on topics critical to helping small businesses thrive, such as boosting productivity and protecting customer data. The first three webcasts focused on marketing, accessing capital and using web tools. SFSB is a collaborative program supported by Bloomberg Television®, Cisco and 13 other cable companies.

Hosted by Bloomberg Television anchor Monica Bertran, the upcoming "Protect Your Business with Effective Cybersecurity Strategies" is scheduled on October 28 at 2:00 pm ET, and will feature three speakers: Larry Godfrey, from Heartland Payment Systems; Rich Kissel from the National Institute of Standards & Technology; and John Marshall, small business owner of Main Street Fine Foods. The speakers will discuss how small businesses can develop security policies to avoid disruptions to service and protect sensitive data.

This interactive, live video webcast, enabled by Cisco's WebEx and TelePresence® collaboration solutions, will give participants the opportunity to present questions to Bertran and her guests in a live discussion. The webcast is complimentary, and those interested in participating can register at www.solutionsforsmallbusiness.com. The website also offers reports, case studies and podcasts, as well as archived copies of previous SFSB webcasts.

"Small businesses face unique strategic and operational challenges, and the current economic climate only makes those challenges more daunting," said J.D. Myers II, Vice President, Cox Business Virginia.  "These free webcasts and resources demonstrate Cox's commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and the success of our business customers."

Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. Cox Business ranked highest among small/midsize business data service providers in J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Major Provider Business Telecommunications Study(SM). Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 730,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, click here or call 1-800-396-1609.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Business