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Understanding Cyber Risk to Your Business - It's Probably Not What You Think


produced by xpx new england in october, 2016

The National Cyber Security Alliance has estimated that 60% of small businesses hit by cyber-attacks end up going out of business, AND current research shows that 70% of cyber-attacks occur due to activities by Authorized system users!

Our distinguished panel of Cyber Security experts discuss the latest data on cyber risk and what effective actions every business owner needs to consider to “Preserve, Protect and Defend” the business value they have created over long years of hard work and smart decision-making.

Keith Graham is the Chief Technology Officer at SecureAuth Corporation. His expertise comes from 17 years in security, product management, product development, and consulting. As CTO, Graham leads product development in the creation and development of innovative features and upgrades for SecureAuth’s products. SecureAuth is a leader in adaptive access control solutions, empowering organizations to determine identities with confidence. Robust enterprise-wide end-user authentication has become an essential part of protecting the organization's cyber assets, and failures in this area have been the largest contributor to cyber breaches in the last two years.

Brian Kelly is VP Engineering at Conjur, a security company that focuses on security for next-generation infrastructure. He has almost 20 years of experience in professional software development and management, and has worked extensively in SaaS environments for highly regulated and sensitive environments. He regularly trains engineers on secure development practices and principles, and is passionate about enabling companies increase their business velocity without adding risk.

Stewart Rose is Founder and President of ThreatReady Resources. He has been founder of several companies including ThreatReady Resources, Truebridge, Inc., 46 Financial and KFS. Threat Ready provides enterprise wide Cyber awareness training and campaigns that create the Safe Cyber behaviors that are an essential part of protecting organizations from cyber threats.

N. MacDonnell Ulsch is a Senior Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and is one of the leaders in the cybercrime breach response and cyber breach insurance practices, working closely with executive management and boards on increasing cyber resiliency and managing cyber risk as an operational and regulatory matter. He has appeared on Fox News, lectured at Boston University School of Law, University of Maine School of Law, and the Pace University Lubin School of Business, and serves on the Board of Advisors at Mercy College in New York City and at the Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies. His latest book, "Cyber Threat! How to Manage the Growing Risk of Cyber Attacks," John Wiley & Sons, is required reading in the Boston College MS program in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance. He is also the author of "Threat! Managing Risk in a Hostile World," The IIA Research Foundation. Mr. Ulsch also has worked in the national security and intelligence communities.

Panel Moderator: David Wilson is the Managing Director of Newport Board Group in New England. He started his career in consulting in the early 1980s in cyber security, where he formed the first national computer security practice with Ernst & Whinney (later Ernst and Young). He developed with Dr. David Clark of MIT the Clark/Wilson model for systems integrity, a now standard model used in the design of operating systems and applications. His focus has been on the structure of the systems of internal control as it relates to computer systems, and end-user authentication and training.

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