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Are you Prepared for the Cybersecurity Challenge Facing Your Business?

Newington, CT • October 7, 2016

“Cyberattacks are one of the most significant, if not the most significant risks for a Business today," says Pamela Gupta, Chair of Northeast Annual Cybersecurity Summit, NEACS 2016.

Friday, October 7, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

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76 Hall Rd
Newington, CT 06111

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October 7th, the day of the conference has been declared as CT’s Cybersecurity Awareness day by Governor Malloy upon our request.

Are companies ready for the Cybersecurity Challenge facing their Business?

“Cyberattacks are one of the most significant, if not the most significant risks for a Business today.

Yahoo's disclosure of one of the largest-ever data breaches has been the latest focus of attention when it comes to data breaches. Yahoo was hit with a wave of class-action suits late last week, after it revealed that hackers stole information associated with half a billion accounts. This reiterates yet again that cyberattacks are a significant business risk.

The bigger problem is that Business leaders don’t understand how Cyber risks can impact their bottom-line. Also,

Traditionally, we in Security have been protecting company’s data assets. But the game has changed.” Said Pamela Gupta, Chair NEACS 2016.

Securing the internet of things, IoT should become a major priority now that an army of compromised devices – perhaps 1 million strong - has swamped one of the industry’s top distributed denial-of-service protection services .A giant botnet made up of hijacked internet-connected things like cameras, lightbulbs, and thermostats has launched the largest DDoS attack ever against a top security blogger, an attack so big Akamai had to cancel his account because defending it ate up too many resources.

25 billion objects are already online worldwide, gathering information using sensors and communicating with each other over the internet, and this number is growing, with consumer goods companies, auto manufacturers, healthcare providers, and so many other businesses investing in the new breed of connected devices.With billions of devices being connected together, what can people do to make sure that their information stays secure? Will someone be able to hack into your toaster and thereby get access to your entire network? The IoT also opens up companies all over the world to more security threats.

“When the stakes are so high, as in cyber security crossing over into physical security and the recently launched DDOS attacks by IoT botnets, there is no room for privacy and security flaws.

NEACS will help Business and Security leaders understand the essential changing current threats, along with traditional risks and how to create the right protection strategies.” Gupta said.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Robert Silvers speaking at theSecurity of Things Forum in Cambridge on Thursday said “accelerate everything you’re doing” to secure the internet of things.

“The undeniable fact is that there are companies out there that are not accountable for these best practices and approaches,” he says. “The undeniable fact is that there is product being pushed to market right now that has not benefited from best practice security planning.”

The North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit (NEACS) is the premier cybersecurity resource for business executives and technology professionals. For the 4th consecutive year, NEACS (formerly the Annual CT Business Security Summit) will connect attendees with leading subject matter experts in security, privacy, and risk management. NEACS provides attendees with insights on current cybersecurity risks and threats, as well as business and technology strategies to protect against and respond to cyber-attacks, data breaches, and fraud.

This annual conference is presented by a consortium of global Security, Governance and Audit’s CT chapters – ISC2, IIA & ISACA. This dynamic event is carefully crafted to deepen our collective understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing boardrooms, Business Leaders, Security Leaders and technologists today and in our future. There will be high impact sessions on a broad range of topics.

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