NCSA and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit Tackles Cyber-Related “People Problems” in the WorkplaceIn the final of three Nasdaq-hosted events, renowned industry experts address how to minimize human error and build a robust workforce.
“Whatever type of industry you are in – healthcare, academia, the private or public sector, government or nonprofit ‒ establishing a culture of cybersecurity at work is more vital than ever. Continually educating your employees about online safety and security is key. Your team must be aware of potential vulnerabilities, and be resilient and at the ready to respond should a breach or hack occur,” said Michael Kaiser, NCSA’s executive director. “Organizations that empower their employees to understand and follow best cybersecurity practices will be much better protected.”
The morning’s discussion will kick off with the first session, Data Download: What the Average Consumer Knows About Cybersecurity and the Future of the Consumer Technology Market. Leading researchers and analysts will conduct a dynamic, data-driven discussion offering insight into what the average consumer knows about cybersecurity and what the future holds for the consumer technology market. This panel will be moderated by Rebecca Cameron, vice president, corporate strategy at Nasdaq. Speakers include Peter Newman, research analyst at Business Insider Intelligence and Aaron Smith, associate director, research, internet, science and technology issues at the Pew Research Center.
The second group of industry experts will examine Minimizing Human Error and deliberate on how to leverage technology and review processes and key understandings about human psychology that will decrease human errors. Masha Sedova, co-founder of Elevate Security, will lead the conversation with Alex Blau, vice president at ideas42; Edna Conway, chief security officer, global value chain at Cisco; and Avi Rembaum, vice president, security solutions at Check Point, sharing their expertise.
“Cybersecurity must be a priority and a shared responsibility in every organization to continuously drive awareness, while evaluating the effectiveness of security investments against emerging threats,” stated, Edna Conway, chief security officer, global value chain, Cisco. “Implementing a flexible security architecture that can be embraced across the enterprise and the extended ecosystem is key to building trust and adoption. Human error cannot be overlooked in the realm of security and choosing to engage meaningfully with a mission, empowerment and caring will foster success.”
It is well known that the lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals is a huge threat to all businesses and our economy. Rather than discussing the problems, key influencers will shine the spotlight on solutions. Moderated by Michael Kaiser, the final discussion – Building a Robust Workforce: Solutions to Address the Looming Workforce Crisis – will deal with topics such as how to reach scale, break through the noise and redefine what it means to work in cybersecurity. Speakers including Neil Daswani, consumer chief information security officer at Symantec; Tim Herbert, senior vice president for research and market intelligence at CompTIA; and Priya Mohabir, vice president of youth development at the New York Hall of Science, will tackle this critical issue. Amadeus Stevenson, chief technology officer at Decoded North America, will present “food for thought” about an intriguing current cybersecurity topic.
“Cybersecurity has never been more important for consumers, businesses and government than now. In addition to the work we do every day to combat ever-evolving security threats, we support organizations such as the National Cyber Security Alliance which help build the cybersecurity talent pipeline, broaden industry awareness and help consumers achieve security,” said Neil Daswani, consumer chief information security officer at Symantec.
“In a world defined by ubiquitous digitization and interconnectivity, cybersecurity skills gaps make for an ever-more precarious situation,” said Tim Herbert, senior vice president for research and market intelligence at CompTIA. “While it’s important to acknowledge that progress has been made in certain areas, there is still a ways to go before adherence to comprehensive and robust cybersecurity best practices is the norm, not the exception.”
About the National Cyber Security Alliance
Cisco, CompTIA and LifeLock (a Symantec company) are Platinum Sponsors and Fasoo and Logical Operations are Silver Sponsors for this inaugural 2017 NCSA and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit series. The Summit is also supported by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).