BURNSVILLE, Minn., Dec 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
"If you fail to plan, plan to fail." That's the message behind a free live webcast on January 12, 2011 sponsored by Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) that will feature two world-renowned experts on terrorism, cyber attacks and other business-crippling events. This is the second disaster planning broadcast hosted by Frontier, following the highly successful 2008 program that originated in Burnsville and was broadcast to multi-state locations via videoconferencing. This year's "Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail" session will be a webcast to maximize the number of participants throughout Frontier's 27-state service area. It will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. CST. More information and registration details are available at www.frontier.com/failtoplan. A replay of the webcast will also be available immediately following the web event at www.frontier.com/failtoplan.
"Natural and man-made disasters have severe impacts on businesses and organizations of any size, and planning is the best defense," said Bill Fuesz, Regional Director of Commercial Marketing for Frontier. "Fires, floods, major storms, workplace violence, power outages and real or threatened attacks harm businesses and individuals. The goal of this webcast is to inform, prevent and mitigate real and perceived threats. We will update businesses on current concerns, including the latest on cyber threats, and help them separate what's probable from what's less likely to occur so that resources can be allocated accordingly."
The webcast panelists include Michael Hurley, H. Bryan Cunningham and Lynne Monaco.
Hurley is the president of Team 3i, an international strategy consulting firm he started following a career that included 25 years as an officer in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He also served as a director and advisor to the White House National Security Council and worked closely with senior levels of the U.S. Department of Defense, the CIA, State Department, Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hurley served as senior counsel and director of the counterterrorism policy investigation for the 9/11 Commission and was instrumental in the passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. He is an expert in counterterrorism, disaster prevention and planning and national security.
Cunningham is a principal at Cunningham Partners and an information security and privacy attorney. He is a former federal prosecutor and CIA analyst and was a deputy legal adviser to the White House National Security Council from 2002 -2004. He drafted significant portions of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, the Homeland Security Act, executive orders on terrorism and intelligence, and other terrorism-related policy documents, and was one of the primary attorneys working with the 9/11 Commission. Cunningham speaks widely on a range of national and homeland security issues, cyber security and data privacy, terrorism and electronic surveillance, and legal and regulatory issues affecting healthcare and finance.
Monaco is Frontier Communications' Corporate Director of Safety and Security and oversees a staff of 14 security and safety professionals and an additional 30 contract security specialists who provide round-the-clock protection for Frontier's operations and assets. Monaco works closely with the Department of Homeland Security and its state and local counterparts to ensure continued provision of customer services in the event of a state or national disaster. Monaco also serves on several governmental security and safety committees.
"These speakers offer extensive expertise and their unique insights will help any business or organization that's concerned with continuity planning in the face of a major disruption. It will also help their respective customers and members who are impacted as well when disaster strikes," Fuesz said. "We encourage business owners, community and civic leaders and emergency responders to participate in the webcast."
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index offering voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications Access Solutions for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,800 employees. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
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