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Cybersecurity Experts Address Data Challenges at NJIT on March 30, 2015

NJBIA President Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. will moderate a panel focusing on business concerns targeted especially at company leaders responsible for security policy.

Cybersecurity Experts Address Data Challenges at NJIT on March 30, 2015
Newark, NJ, March 05, 2015 --( The threat of cyber intrusions is real--and growing. The nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks, is targeted by political adversaries and economic competitors. Most recently, Twitter and YouTube accounts belonging to the U.S. military command overseeing operations in the Middle East were reportedly hacked by ISIS sympathizers. American companies are increasingly targeted by cyber intruders seeking trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, or sometimes, as in the case of Sony Pictures, simply aiming to disrupt operations.

As hackers grow in sophistication and number, how do businesses, government agencies, and individuals protect their confidential data and intellectual property? At the upcoming conference, leading experts from the worlds of business and academia will bring their considerable expertise in this arena to discuss swiftly evolving security challenges as well as key protections available to large and small organizations.

"This conference will address security challenges that corporations and individuals face in the course of their everyday activities, often with little awareness of the risks they face from cyber thieves,” says Judith A. Sheft, associate vice president of technology and enterprise development at the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation. “As the state’s science and technology corporation, we are eager to participate in this important dialogue."

Carol Gabel, president of Seven Pearls, LLC, a risk management consulting firm, adds, "Businesses need to grasp the reality that it is no longer a question of if a cyber attack can occur, but when. A business owner does not want to be asleep at the monitor when the cyber thief arrives. Attendees will walk away not only enlightened, but armed and prepared for the unexpected."

The conference should be especially beneficial for company leaders responsible for security policy, including chief executive officers and chief information officers, human resource executives, information technology specialists, educators and government officials who are interested in learning how to protect themselves. The day’s activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The fee for attendance is $45 and online registration is required.
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About NJII
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) is an NJIT corporation that applies the intellectual and technological resources of the state’s science and technology university to challenges identified by industry partners. Through its Innovation Labs (iLabs), NJII brings NJIT expertise to key economic sectors, including healthcare delivery systems, bio-pharmaceutical production, civil infrastructure, defense and homeland security, and financial services.

Marriah Media, LLC is a proud sponsor of the Cybersecurity Event.
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