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Social Media Cybersecurity

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Now more than ever, consumers spend increasing amounts of time on the Internet. With every social media account you sign up for, every picture you post, and status you update, you are sharing information about yourself with the world. How can you be proactive to stay safe online and, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”? #BeCyberSmart and take these simple steps to connect with confidence and safely...

Gross Domestic Product by Industry: Second Quarter 2019

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Professional, scientific, and technical services; real estate and rental and leasing; and mining were the leading contributors to the increase in U.S. economic growth in the second quarter of 2019. The private goods‐ and services‐producing industries, as well as the government sector, contributed to the increase. Overall, 14 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.0 percent increase in real GDP...

Your Feedback is Driving Improvements to Trademark Filings and Login User Experience

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Guest blog by Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Denison As we work to strengthen security and enhance the trademarks filing experience, we continue to listen to your ideas and feedback. Among these efforts is an upcoming enhancement you should prepare for now. Beginning October 26, 2019, you'll need to log in with two-factor authentication to your USPTO.gov account to access TEAS or TEASi forms. If...

Secretary of Commerce Mission to the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum, Bangkok, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam

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United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3-8, 2019. This mission supports President Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for U.S companies, and meeting the region’s needs...

Internet of Things

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Internet of Things (IoT) or smart devices refers to any object or device that is connected to the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which can send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smartwatches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more. #BeCyberSmart to connect with confidence and protect your interconnected world. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? Cars, appliances...

Commerce Department Recognizes Outstanding Employees at the 71st Annual Honor Awards

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Last week U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley recognized 266 Commerce employees for receiving Honor Awards, the most prestigious award the Department gives out each year. Since 1949, the Department of Commerce has recognized outstanding employees with Gold and Silver Medals at the Honor Awards. The employees’ contributions must focus on one of seven...

Ten Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

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Broadband and information technology are powerful tools for small businesses to reach new markets and increase sales and productivity. However, cybersecurity threats are real and businesses must implement the best tools and tactics to protect themselves, their customers, and their data. Visit www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner to create a free customized Cyber Security Planning guide for your small business...

5 Ways to Be Cyber Secure at Work

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Businesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2018, the U.S. business sector had the largest number of data breaches ever recorded: 571 breaches.1 Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches or clicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the newest employee, cybersecurity requires the...