Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit

Naples, FL, February 14, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance, cybersecurity, human resources, IT and networks will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of data breach and identity theft at Hodges University’s inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit (OPS).

Hosted by the Identity Fraud Institute (IFI) at Hodges University, in partnership with Collier County Tourism, the summit will be held April 30 through May 2, 2018, at the Hilton Naples, which is located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103. Participants will hear from experts throughout the country on topics relating to cyber insurance and cyber threats, the Dark Web, data breaches and how to target ID thieves.

The keynote speaker for the event is Brian Krebs, world-renowned cybersecurity expert, who has brought down cyber criminals worldwide and is widely recognized by security experts and criminals alike as the preeminent authority on cybercriminal syndicates and their tools.

The IFI will host a special VIP event on April 30, which includes a meet and greet with Brian Krebs. The fee is $250 per person without conference registration and $150 per person with conference registration.

Registration for the conference includes continental breakfast, break snacks and lunch for May 1 and 2. Registration pricing is as follows:

· Early registration: $400 per person (must register by February 28, 2018)
· Regular registration: $475 per person (March 1, 2018 – April 15, 2018)
· Late registration: $500 per person (after April 15, 2018)
· Student/Gov’t/Military/NFP: $300 per person

Event sessions in addition to the keynote presentation include:
· Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us
(Jeff Alluri, vice president of consulting, Element Technologies, LLC)
· Cybersecurity Threats Including the Dark Web
(John Benkert, CPR Tools Inc. and Greg Scasny, Cybersecurity Defense Solutions, Inc.)
· Data Breaches Today & The Unintentional Insider Threat
(Dr. Donald Rebovich, Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP), Utica College and Professor Leslie R. Corbo, Utica College)
· How Identity Theft Disrupts the Security versus Convenience Mindset
(Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center)
· Targeting ID Thieves, A Case Study
(R. Sean McCleskey, J.D. director of organizational education and measurement, Center for Identity, University of Texas)
· Third Certainty: Cyber Threats and the C-Suite
(Adam K. Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout)
· Cybersecurity – Best Practices and Proactive Strategies to Mitigate Threats
(R. David Mahon, chief security officer, CenturyLink, Inc.)

The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is CenturyLink. Additional sponsorships and exhibitor tables are still available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the conference, visit http://organizationalprivacysummit.com/.

For more information, contact Carrie Kerskie at ckerskie@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6281.

About the Identity Fraud Institute:
Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute is your research and education partner in the fight against identity theft. Providing services for consumers and professionals, the Identity Fraud Institute is led by Carrie Kerskie, a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy.
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