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Gerald J. Ferguson, Partner, BakerHostetler to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015 Live Webcast

New York, NY, June 12, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Gerald J. Ferguson, Partner, BakerHostetler will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 25, 2015 from 03:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Gerald J. Ferguson

Jerry Ferguson serves as Co-Leader of BakerHostetler’s national Privacy and Data Protection team and the New York office Coordinator for the Intellectual Property, Technology and Media group. Pursuing his clients’ interests has given Jerry extensive experience protecting and exploiting intellectual property, technology and new media assets. His diverse experience includes designing privacy and data protection compliance programs, responding to data security breaches, developing intellectual property portfolios, negotiating transactions and successfully trying cases. His clients include banks, insurers, global retailers, luxury goods companies, web-based marketers and data analytics companies. He is a regular contributor to BakerHostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor blog and has authored numerous published articles. Jerry frequently speaks before client and industry groups, such as the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Advisen, ExecuSummit, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Practising Law Institute, and the New York State Bar Association.

About BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our more than 900 lawyers litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.

We have five core practice groups: Litigation, Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

Event Synopsis:

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is an independent private organization regulating activities of member brokerage firms and exchange markets. In January 2014, FINRA issued a ‘Sweep’ letter used to investigate and to gather information for examinations. FINRA seeks to understand the types of threats that financial firms face; the manner in which they are monitored, prevented, and addressed; the risk to IT systems; the quality of training programs; and other issues of concern.

In this two hour,live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help brokers, dealers, and other professionals understand the important questions posed by the FINRA Sweep Letter. The panel of speakers will provide an in-depth discussion of recent developments and offer Cyber Security Best Practices for Brokerage Firms in 2015.

Key issues include that will be covered in this course are:

· Cyber Security for Brokerage Firms
· Cyber Security Threats in Financial Industry
· IT System Vulnerabilities
· Risk Assessments and Mitigation Practices
· Effects of Cyber Security Attacks (DOS)
· Training Programs
· Cyber Security Insurance Coverage
· Best Cyber Security Practices for Brokerage Firms
· Cyber Security Regulatory Updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC 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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