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The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Cyber Security Breaches: Consequences for Your Firm in 2016 and Beyond

New York, NY, October 23, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Cyber Security Breaches: Consequences for Your Firm in 2016 and Beyond. This two-hour event is scheduled on December 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

Event Synopsis:

Many businesses and organizations will continue to be at great risk of losing large amounts of confidential data to well organized and sophisticated cyber criminals. Such breaches will have serious financial, legal, regulatory, and reputational consequences.

Breaches of information security and individual privacy continue to increase in severity and frequency. In 2014, several companies were cracked* and many more hacked. In August 2014, a breach of Community Health Records resulted in theft of 4.5 million records of patients, and in November 2014, Staples, Inc. was cracked resulting in the theft of 1.2 million credit and debit card records.

Fundamentally, these breaches represent a lack of education of the public regarding basic security, a lack of diligence of companies regarding their own and their customer’s security, and the sophistication of crackers many of whom increasingly are part of sophisticated national and international criminal groups.

Cyber security risks include new malware in older computer code, such as Heartbleed / OpenSSL and Shellshock / Bash, exploitable flaws in the IPv6 protocol, rootkits, bootkits, and bots (which the US government uses to spy on the public), espionage ware, ransomware, third party attacks, and malvertising. Crackers and state sponsored or politically motivated attackers also will continue to use more sophisticated methods of evasion and diversion. At risk of attack are Mobile to Mobile communications in automated industries like power generation and oil or gas extraction, new wearable technologies, infrastructure of The Internet of Things, big data and analytics servers (‘salami attacks’), cloud services, mobile technology, social networks, retail sales and payment systems (ATM), open source software, and web technology. In addition, anonymous data being collected through social networks, security cameras, credit-card transactions, and other means can be united sufficiently to pose a threat to individuals, corporations, and governments. However, a significant and rapidly emerging risk is the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stored by healthcare organizations.

In a two hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the methods used in Cyber Security Breaches with emphasis upon the Consequences for Your Firm in 2015 and beyond. In addition, speakers will provide insight into the latest trends and best practices in mitigating and dealing with Cyber Security Breaches.

* Cracker – A computer hacker who carries out illegal and malicious breach of computer systems to steal or damage property.

Key topics include:

Growth and Development of Cyber Security Breaches
Understanding the Goals of Breach Perpetrators
Understanding the Principal Cyber Security Vulnerabilities
Cyber Security Breach Methods of Attack
Understanding the Real Financial, Legal, and Reputational Risks of a Breach
How to Identify Your Particular Breach Vulnerabilities and Risks
How to Best Reduce Your Risks From A Breach
Avoiding Common Failures & Pitfalls
Overview and Direction of Cyber Security Litigation

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP
Timothy Harkness

Duane Morris LLP
Joseph M. Burton

Verrill Dana LLP
Jon C. Stanley

The Sylint Group
Serge Jorgensen
President and Founding Partner

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About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.

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