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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTENVELOPECOMPANY TOWN Sony hack ‘unprecedented, damaging and unique’ cyber security firm says

A cyber security firm investigating the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment has called the attack on the studio’s technology systems “unprecedented,” Michael Lynton, Sony chief executive, told employees Saturday in an email.

“The scope of this attack differs from any we have responded to in the past, as its purpose was to both destroy property and release confidential information to the public,” reads a statement which Lynton shared with employees from Kevin Mandia, founder of the cyber security firm Mandiant. “The bottom line is that this was an unparalleled and well planned crime, carried out by an organized group, for which neither SPE nor other companies could have been fully prepared.”

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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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Jenny Menna, Cybersecurity Partnership Executive at U.S. Bancorp
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity, Defense, Government, IT Security, Technology

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
Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Defense, Government, IT Security, Technology

Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 to Build on Obama’s Groundbreaking Cyber Threat Information Sharing Framework

(October 31, 2014, New York City, NY) According to The Hill, the Obama administration’s recently issued cyber threat information sharing framework comes at a time when discussions are heating up in Congress on stalled legislation dealing with cyber security. Why lawmakers and law enforcement officials have been pounding the pavement in recent weeks, declaring that steps to ease the sharing of information about cyber threats are critical for the country’s defenses, will be discussed at Golden Networking’s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), unique professional gathering where cybersecurity experts are set to illustrate business on protecting their information from cyber-attacks.

The document fills a gap in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s more general cybersecurity framework, released on February 12, 2014. The framework, created through collaboration between industry and government, consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community C³ Voluntary Program helps align critical infrastructure owners and operators with existing resources that will assist their efforts to adopt the Cybersecurity Framework and manage their cyber risks. NIST also issued a companion roadmap that discusses NIST’s next steps with the Framework and identifies key areas of cybersecurity development, alignment, and collaboration.

Roadblocks to total implementation still remain though, as both industry and privacy groups have been hesitant to freely share information in the current legal landscape. One bill that would address the legal issues is the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), but it remains unclear whether the bill could see action in the lame-duck session after the elections, according to The Hill. Absent congressional action, businesses are concerned about whether they will be protected from liability when sharing information with the government. Conversely, privacy advocates are wary of what personal data industries might share with the government, given the surveillance activities that have been revealed at the National Security Agency (NSA).

About Cyber Security World Conference 2014

Cybersecurity 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 cyberattack 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. Topics that will be discussed include:

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

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 Organized by Golden Networking to Focus on Protecting Government and Business Data Assets from Hackers

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.

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.

Golden Networking‘s Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com) 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 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.

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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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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