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WHAT: The role of business in promoting a "culture of security" - media briefing.
WHO: Orson Swindle, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Thomas Niles, President, U.S. Council for International Business
Joseph Alhadeff, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corp.
Sandra Wilson, Head of Public Affairs, OECD Washington Office
WHEN: Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Media briefing begins at 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Morrison & Foerster offices
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 5500, Washington, D.C.

Contact: Jonathon Huneke, USCIB (212) 703-5043 or

The growth of the global Internet has created an interconnected world where security is only as strong as its weakest link. A recent Computer Security Institute/FBI survey found that 90 percent of practitioners polled had suffered security breaches within the previous 12 months, with 80 percent acknowledging financial loss due to the attacks.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which encompasses the 30 most advanced industrialized nations, recently updated its Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks to reflect the more interconnected nature of computer networks. This "call to action" is the next step in fostering an online "culture of security" among companies both large and small. Commissioner Swindle is head of the United States Delegation to the OECD Experts Group for Review of the 1992 OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks.

As an American affiliate of the leading international business and employers' organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade. More information is available at

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