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Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder, CTO & CISO, VERACODE, to Speak at KCís Third Party Risk Management & Assessment: Imperative Advice in 2015 Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 30, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder, CTO & CISO, VERACODE, will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled “Third Party Risk Management & Assessment: Imperative Advice in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET).

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About Chris Wysopal
Chris Wysopal is the co-founder of Veracode, a cloud-based application security company recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant. He was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs and an industry thought leader by SC Magazine. Chris is on the Black Hat Conference Review Board and author of “The Art of Software Security Testing: Identifying Security Flaws.” He previously worked at @stake, a security consultancy (acquired by Symantec) that employed “white hat” hackers from L0pht Heavy Industries. In 1998, Chris and his colleagues testified before Congress that they could shut down the entire Internet in 30 minutes.

Veracode is a leader in securing web, mobile and third-party applications for the world’s largest global enterprises. By enabling organizations to rapidly identify and remediate application-layer threats before cyberattackers can exploit them, Veracode helps enterprises speed their innovations to market – without compromising security.

Veracode’s powerful cloud-based platform, deep security expertise and systematic, policy-based approach provide enterprises with a simpler and more scalable way to reduce application-layer risk across their global software infrastructures.

Veracode serves hundreds of customers across a wide range of industries, including nearly one-third of the Fortune 500, three of the top four U.S. commercial banks and more than 20 of Forbes' 100 Most Valuable Brands. Learn more at, on the Veracode blog and on Twitter.

Event Synopsis:
Several retailers entrusted with customer’s data have suffered theft of this data from purportedly secure servers. Overly zealous regulators have entered the fray and issued their own guidance on Third Party Risk Management, thereby creating over-lapping requirements dependent upon the types of services out-sourced by financial institutions. However, in fairness, most new requirements are an attempt to align third party governance to industry best practices.

Most companies depend on an extended network of suppliers and vendors. This network, un-monitored, is a serious potential source for data, security, reputation, and compliance risk. Most companies manage such risk by department and thereby leave themselves exposed to the weakest link when managing risk.

In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an over-view of the increasingly serious issue of Third Party Risk Management & Assessment and discuss how companies and their counsel can strengthen their Third Party Risk Management and Assessment programs and ensure compliance with regulations in 2015 and beyond.

Key issues that will be covered include:

• Third Party Relationships : An Overview
• Third Party Risk Management: Significance and Implications
• Practical guidance for Third Party Risk Assessment
• Effective Approaches to Meeting Third Party Risk requirements
• TPR Software Implications - Increasing reliance on Third Party Software

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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