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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Robert Gardner, founding partner of New World Technology Partners (NWTP)
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Government, IT Security, Technology

Risk Management Technology Leader Robert Gardner to Keynote Cyber Security World Conference 2014

Robert Gardner, founding partner of New World Technology Partners (NWTP), will keynote upcoming Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), unique forum where cyber security 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.

Mr. Gardner’s presentation, “The Enterprise Impact of Cyber Risk – through the Shareholder Lens,” is based upon 40 years of study and practice of cyber assurance. Beyond the security that can be achieved by responsible cyber hygiene (which we still do not practice, but can prevent 75% or more of the problem), according to Mr. Gardner, critical infrastructure and national leaders must consider two paradigm shifts in their risk management thinking:

  1. The cyber eco-system underpinning their enterprise is not what they think it is – it has become a real-time complex system of systems – where runaway complexity presents systemic risks and exploitable vulnerabilities, which may have immediate, irreversible stakeholder consequences.(i.e before the next 10Q or congressional hearing)
  2. It can be managed by isolating the most consequential incidents – quantifying and prioritizing (aka Risk Triage) their financial, reputation/political and legal/regulatory exposure – which can be achieved by several old ( Bell Labs vintage system engineering analyses) and new (socio-political sentiment analysis) techniques.

However the C-Suite and their Boards must really get into the game to set the tone and become Cyber Exposure savvy, says Mr. Gardner. He has been a leader in cyber and critical infrastructure risk management technology and an incubator of technology enterprises since the mid-seventies. Mr. Gardner managed/participated in the launch of several development stage companies formed around those technologies, including August Systems, Verdix, Meiko Scientific, Cryptek, Phoenix Numeric and Probity Labs.

  • Formed The Probity Group to provide enterprise risk analyses for executives regarding complex systems and critical infrastructure risk. Coordinated development of Gradient™ technology to quantify systemic risk causes and consequences for commercial, federal and international enterprises.
  • Incubated iRISK™ Enterprise Risk Management methodology for a Fortune 500 enterprise to quantify the financial and public reaction (brand) consequences of cyber risk affecting shareholder and national security interests. Underlying intellectual property was vetted by industry, government and academic leaders in Energy, Financial Services, Chemical and Homeland Security communities.
  • Rebuilt security division of a public company which developed the first B2 Multi-level Secure (MLS) Network evaluated by NSA, and spun it off to a public secure communications company. Arranged financing and managed turn-around of the merged company. Strengthened secure products portfolio for U.S. and International markets, which reversed losses and achieved rapid profitability. Coordinated sale of company to prominent U.S. hedge fund.
  • At a mid-cap DoD service provider, he created an intellectual property incubator which introduced Trusted TeamWorks™ and other cyber risk innovations.
  • Incubated Supercomputer technology into products for U.S. operation of a U.K. parallel processing company. Successfully competed for high visibility Government and Industrial accounts, and was awarded the 1991 Northeast Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year recognition.
  • Member of startup team which developed NASA’s Software Implemented Fault Tolerance (SIFT) technology, pioneering Triple Modular Redundant (TMR) fault tolerant control systems. Business achieved success among International energy companies and Government Agencies. Subsequently spun off and acquired by ABB, which still operates 1000s of systems.

Prior to forming NWTP, he held senior engineering and technical marketing positions for ILLIAC IV, PEPE, LDSP and NASF supercomputer projects at Burroughs Corporation, for which he received numerous technical and market accolades and awards.

He often writes and speaks on topics regarding intellectual property and has prepared briefings and testimony for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate caucuses on the technology impact on Financial (TARP) Infrastructure and The “First Three Hours” Emergency Response Methods.

Mr. Gardner also teaches business planning for artists at New York City’s “Third Ward” creative incubation center, and assisted formation and governance of New York based arts enterprises, including The Brick Theater and In The Pocket NYC. He has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and studied graduate system engineering and business administration at Penn State and the University of Santa Clara respectively.

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014

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 us by sending an email to information@goldennetworking.com.

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Knightmare on Wall Street Author Edgar Perez
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Government, IT Security, Technology

Knightmare on Wall Street Author Edgar Perez to Discuss China-US Bilateral Dialogue at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014

According to Reuters, China’s top diplomat told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that resuming cyber security cooperation between China and the United States would be difficult because of “mistaken U.S. practices”. Yang Jiechi, a state councilor overseeing foreign affairs, told Kerry in Boston the United States “should take positive action to create necessary conditions for bilateral cyber security dialogue and cooperation to resume”, according to a statement seen on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website on Sunday. “Due to mistaken U.S. practices, it is difficult at this juncture to resume Sino-U.S. cyber security dialogue and cooperation.”

Why is it so difficult for China and the United States to speak about cyber security will be the topic to be presented by Edgar Perez (http://mredgarperez.com), author of Knightmare on Wall Street, at 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 research for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprise and government valuable assets. 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.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in technology and investing. He is the author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders and has been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, FOX BUSINESS, Bloomberg TV, CNN en Español, BNN, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

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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Kashif Latif, Global Security and GRC Officer for Fidelity Information Services
Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Finance, Government, IT Security, Technology

Kashif Latif, Global Security Officer of Fidelity Information Services, to Speak at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City

Kashif Latif, Global Security and GRC Officer for Fidelity Information Services, will speak at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), summit 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.

Mr. Latif is responsible to initiate, implement and oversee corporate wide Information Security, Risk and Compliance initiatives and also manage Capco’s GRC program. Mr. Latif has over 15+ years of experience in information security management; IT services management, Portfolio and Program Management and IT Governance roles. Over the years, he has held several senior IT & Security Management positions at leading organizations including Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Tokio Marine Management, WestCon International , National Commercial Bank and Saudi Telecom.

Mr. Latif has a powerful business drive and his clarity of vision has carried multiple companies through rapid continuous growth. His hands-on knowledge in both Tools and Technology and Policy and Frameworks Development, Control Gap Assessment, Risk Assessment, Process Maturity Assessment, Program and Project Management, Security Compliance Management makes him adept in this domain. He recently received “The Face of GRC Industry Award” at GRC Summit 2014 for his contribution toward GRC industry specially for designing the first “Continuous Compliance solution” over Metric Stream GRC platform.

Mr. Latif holds a MS in Computer Science from FAST-NUCES and Double Master in Computer Science and Cyber Security from ZABIST. He has been guest lecturer at multiple universities in fields related to Information Security, IT Audit and IT Governance. He also holds a wide variety of industry certifications including CGEIT, CRISC, CISM, CIA and CISA.

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 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 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. Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2014 will discuss include:

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

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
Business, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Finance, Government, IT Security, Technology

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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