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USA Feds hacked: Is cybersecurity a bigger threat than terrorism?

The US Postal Service announced Monday that the personal data of 500,000 postal employees was exposed in cyber attacks this year. This year hundreds of millions of private data have been compromised in attacks on business and government computers.

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A ‘Culture of Cybersecurity’ Is Best Small Business Defense

By now, most business owners are aware that, regardless of your business size, no one is immune from the risk of a cyberbreach. Today’s hackers are highly sophisticated and have the means to attack any target they choose.

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Big Data: Cyber Security’s Silver Bullet? Intel Makes the Case

Cyber security has been a losing game of whac-a-mole for years as the malefactors manage to pop out of new security holes faster than IT and their software suppliers can plug the last batch. The game has also been a costly one for businesses and end users, which have collectively spent billions of dollars on an increasing array of products and annual upgrades to address each new threat category and set of exploits. 

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Golden Networking's Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City
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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
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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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Jenny Menna, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bancorp
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Jenny Menna, Cybersecurity Collaboration Program Pioneer to Speak at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City

Jenny Menna, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bancorp, will join upcoming Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), forum where cybersecurity experts are set 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.

Ms. Menna leads sector-wide efforts to strengthen public and private partnerships and promoting meaningful cybersecurity legislation. She is a nationally recognized cybersecurity leader, with substantial achievements in building large-scale information technology and security programs and plans across government and the private sector. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in leadership roles in cybersecurity, information sharing, systems development and integration, and critical infrastructure protection.

Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Ms. Menna held a variety of leadership positions in the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, the component responsible for securing federal civilian, state and local government and critical infrastructure networks, as well as for coordinating cyber incident response. Her responsibilities ranged from strategic risk management and partnership engagement to front-line operational and technical activities, to leading national-level policy initiatives

Ms. Menna was responsible for the successful launch and execution of the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Voluntary Program and the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services initiative under the President’s cybersecurity Executive Order. She also created an innovative pilot effort, in partnership with the Defense Cyber Crime Center, to share actionable cyber threat information with the Financial Services Sector. Under her leadership, this pilot matured into the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Collaboration Program, through which DHS provides bi-directional, automated information sharing with industry in all sectors, and in-depth analyst to analyst technical exchange. She created and delivered a briefing series to C-level executives and Boards of Directors, to help industry better incorporate cybersecurity in the enterprise risk management process. She also served as the Director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team. She was selected for the Senior Executive Service in 2009.

Before her government service, Ms. Menna worked in a series of increasingly responsible management roles in systems integration and consulting. She received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Chicago, and received certification as Project Management Professional. Ms. Menna holds a DHS Top Secret/SCI clearance. She is an accomplished public speaker who has presented on a variety of cybersecurity and risk management topics at major national and international conferences, such as RSA.

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014

Cyber security is no longer a term to ignore for neither individuals nor corporations. The daily activities of all Americans, the country’s economic prominence and global security rely on a safe and resilient cyberspace. Yet the number of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically over the last years, exposing confidential personal and business data, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy overall.

Just recently, J.P. Morgan Chase, America’s largest 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 cybersecurity attack in one of the most sweeping disclosed global breaches. The bank said the unknown attackers stole customers’ contact information, which included names, email addresses, phone numbers and addresses, affected an amount equivalent to 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 authorities 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. 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

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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Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City
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A Look at Some Key Federal Cybersecurity Breaches

A $10 billion-a-year federal effort to protect critical data is struggling against an onslaught of cyberattacks by thieves, hostile states and hackers.

An Associated Press report this week finds that federal cybersecurity officials also face another challenge: Too often, government employees and contractors are undermining cyberdefenses by clicking malicious links, losing devices and data, or sharing information and passwords.

Last year, security officials responded to a total of 228,700 cyberincidents involving federal agencies and contract partners.

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