Golden Networking's Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City
Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Education, Finance, Government, IT Security, Security, Technology

State Department Computers Hacked, Email Shut Down while Repairing Possible Damage from Suspected Hacker Attack

The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack.

A senior department official said Sunday that “activity of concern” was detected in the system around the same time as a previously reported incident that targeted the White House computer network.

That incident was made public in late October, but there was no indication then that the State Department had been affected. Since then, a number of agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service and the National Weather Service, have reported attacks.

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Golden Networking's Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City
Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Finance, Government, IT Security, Technology

How your Company can be the Weakest Link and how the Cybersecurity Framework can Help at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, says Bill Buchanan, The Conversation. Computer security relies on a great number of links, hardware, software and something else altogether: you. The greatest threat to information security is actually people. Why strive to defeat encrypted passwords stored in computers, when those computers’ human users will turn them over willingly?

A huge problem with most types of digital communications, processing and storage is that it’s often very difficult to differentiate between a true communication and one which has been falsified. This stems largely from the internet’s background as an open, insecure system. In emails apparently from legitimate websites, the email address of the sender can be spoofed, that is, replaced with another that is not the sender’s actual address, as some email relay systems allow this.

Corporations are today targeted as never before, with growth in hacking attacks linked to nation states and overseas governments; in fact, sophisticated and sustained campaigns of phishing have succeeded in stealing information from firms and organizations all over the world. Symantec recorded a 62% rise in data breaches from spear phishing in 2013.

In response to the growing cyber threat, the Cybersecurity Framework, which was drafted by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), represents a tipping point in the evolution of cybersecurity, one in which the balance is shifting to proactive risk-management standards. While its application is voluntary, organizations across industries may gain significant benefits by adopting the guidelines.

Golden Networking‘s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com) will provide a platform for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today’s enterprises to learn more about the Cybersecurity Framework and how to apply it to their organization. Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2014 will discuss include:

  • Cyber Security Megatrends Security Professionals can’t Ignore Today
  • Designing and Managing Effective Information Security Programs
  • Is Biometrics the Key to Personal and Corporate Security?
  • How Hackers Really Operate to Obtain Financial Data
  • Key Considerations about Security in the Internet of Things Age
  • Strengthening the Security of Industry-wide Technology Infrastructure
  • Cyber Security and its Role in the Overall Security of the United States

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014

Cyber security is never again a term to ignore for individuals or corporations. The daily activities of all Americans, the country’s global economic prominence and worldwide security rely on a safe and resilient cyberspace. Unfortunately, the number of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically over the last years, exposing confidential personal and business data, disrupting critical operations, and imposing exorbitantly high costs on the economy overall.

Just recently, J.P. Morgan Chase, America’s largest commercial bank with $2.39 trillion in assets, announced that about 76 million households and 7 million of small-business customers had been affected by a cyber attack in one of the most sweeping known global breaches. The company said the unknown attackers stole customers’ contact information, which included names, email addresses, numbers and addresses, affected an amount equivalent to almost two-thirds of American households.

A brief walk down memory lane of some the biggest recent cyber-attacks now include Adobe Systems, Automated Data Processing, Citigroup, E*Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, Home Depot, HSBC, Nasdaq OMX, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wal-mart. It is not unlikely to consider that the information of every American has already been compromised in any of these publicly disclosed attacks.

Renowned information security experts and innovative service providers will present at Cyber Security World Conference 2014 their latest thinking to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises and governmental agencies.

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.com.

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Anders Corr, founder of Corr Analytics
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Government, IT Security, Technology

Anders Corr, Russia and Ukraine Political Risk Expert, to Join Top Cyber Security Conference in New York City

Dr. Anders Corr, founder of Corr Analytics, will provide his well-known strategic analysis of international politics at Golden Networking‘s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), forum that will provide a platform for information security authorities and innovative service providers to distil their latest thinking for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprise and government valuable assets. Dr. Corr will join cyber security experts to discuss topics such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Dr. Corr is the Editor of the Journal of Political Risk with his areas of expertise including cyber-security, global macro analysis, quantitative analysis, and public opinion, and he maintains a global network of regional and subject-specific political risk experts. He has researched Russia and Ukraine for the US Department of Defense, as well as China, Philippines, Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinian territories for private clients. He led the US Army Social Science Research and Analysis group in Afghanistan, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects, and conducted quantitative predictive analysis of insurgent attacks. Dr. Corr conducted analysis at US Pacific Command (USPACOM) and US Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) including on catastrophic risks for US national security throughout Asia, such as cyber-war and cyber-attacks, and with additional foci on China, the Philippine insurgency, instability in Nepal, and security in Bangladesh. Dr. Corr conducted red team conceptualization, modeling and simulation for the Defense Department of cyber and terrorist attacks, including against extremely sensitive military installations, and worked on social networking for early warning of biological weapons of mass destruction.

Dr. Corr’s research focuses on effects of military technology on the likelihood and outcome of war, predictors for revolutions and coups, and terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction. South End Press published his book, No Trespassing: Squatting, Rent Strikes, and Land Struggles Worldwide (1999), and the peer-reviewed journal Nonproliferation Review published his work on deterrence of nuclear terrorism. He peer reviews for the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Urban History, and Routledge Press. He frequently appears in the press, including Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, Nikkei Asia Review, United Press International, and Business Week.

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014

Welcome to Cyber Security World Conference 2014 where renowned information security authorities and innovative service providers will bring their latest thinking to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today’s enterprises. Cyber security experts will discuss topics such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.com.

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