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Chamber Cybersecurity Summit Addresses Challenges for Businesses

May 23, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber, hosted a cybersecurity summit today aimed at helping small and mid-size businesses develop, evaluate, and strengthen their cybersecurity programs. Immedion was the presenting sponsor of the summit.

“We were excited to partner with the U.S. Chamber and the University of South Carolina’s SC Cyber on today’s summit,” said Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts. “When our data is secure, businesses can grow. Cyber security means job security, and South Carolina is leading the way nationally on information security innovation.”

The Cybersecurity Summit brought together top experts from government, law enforcement, and the private sector to discuss cybersecurity threats to the private sector, challenges for small and mid-size businesses, and public-private collaboration on cyber incident response.

“Risk management is an everyday reality. But through awareness, education, and public-private partnerships, we can turn cyber challenges into opportunities to innovate, create jobs, and grow the economy,” said Ann Beauchesne, senior vice president for National Security and Emergency Preparedness at the U.S. Chamber. “South Carolina is a leader in cybersecurity. The U.S. Chamber will take what we’ve learned from industry leaders in Columbia and throughout the state, and we’ll make sure Washington hears what businesses need to be more secure and resilient.”


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