Cyber Threats Hit the Big Apple at SC Congress New York

Top IT security professionals come together to discuss latest cyber attacks and how to battle them.

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The premier IT security event produced by SC Magazine.

“This year at SC Congress New York, we have a unique opportunity to explore the real-world implications of a fictional cyber-apocalypse,” said Illena Armstrong, VP of Editorial at SC Magazine.

New York (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

SC Congress New York, the premier IT security event produced by SC Magazine, has announced its annual conference and expo in New York. SC Congress New York will be held at The Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan on October 24, 2013.

Hackivists, nation-state actors and organized crime, all play major roles in increasing security risk for organizations. At SC Congress New York, top security experts will unite to present actionable solutions for burning IT security issues including: protecting our cyber infrastructure from disaster; managing risk in ever-changing environments; understanding what’s really happening in mobile security; and coping with the knowledge that the bad guys are already in your networks. Attendees will leave with practical, real-world solutions to help strengthen their organization's risk management position and tighten up needed security controls.

“This year, we have a unique opportunity at SC Congress New York to explore the real-world implications of a fictional cyber-apocalypse,” said Illena Armstrong, VP of Editorial at SC Magazine. “Our session with best-selling author, Matthew Mather, will lead directly into a comprehensive discussion with some of the most sought-after industry experts. These pros are hip-deep in the tremendous volume of threats to critical infrastructure on a daily basis. This conference promises to provide the insight you need for securing your organization.”

The 2013 SC Congress New York keynote sessions include:

CyberStorm: from Reality, to Book of Fiction, to Major Motion Picture – Matthew Mather, author, CyberStorm
Based on real-world research, hear author Matthew Mather describe the genesis of his book about a cyber Armageddon in New York, as well as some of the cold, hard facts he uncovered while writing. Matthew will also be signing copies of the book and discussing his process from concept to major motion picture.

Critical Infrastructure Protection – Philip Reitinger, senior vice president, CISO, Sony; Mark Weatherford, principal, The Chertoff Group
Following Matthew Mather’s Cyberstorm session, a panel of experts with deep knowledge and expertise in our nation’s critical infrastructure will discuss the possibility of a real cyber meltdown. They will cover what steps have been taken and what steps are next, to secure critical infrastructures. They will also address how the security community as a whole can help avoid this potential catastrophe.

The Inner Elephant of Big Data – Roland Cloutier, CSO, ADP
Data is always moving, but the controls for that data may not be. When data moves without its controls, it is introduced to other data and it creates new assets with absolutely no controls. This session will look at the role that security, risk, and privacy professionals must play to enable a new wave of business data intelligence concepts.

Other highly anticipated sessions include:

Risky Business
From BYOD to cloud computing, outsourcing to software patching, smart security professionals are applying their knowledge and expertise to determine how to manage, mitigate or even accept the risks enterprises face on a daily basis. The answers are seldom black and white and constantly evolving. This panel of risk and governance experts will discuss their own unique approaches to managing risk in their dynamic, ever-changing environments.

  • Shukri Khader, CISO, Avon Products
  • Mark Leary, VP and CISO, Xerox Corporation
  • Lance Dubsky, CISO, NGA

Is That a Smartphone in Your Pocket?
Your company may already have a product in place to manage the smartphones and tablets on your network, but with the shifting mobile landscape, how can you stay ahead of the threats?

  • Jeffrey W. Brown, head, IT security, risk and compliance, AIG Investments
  • Christopher Holley, MIT Lincoln Labs

Your Company is More Than Likely Already Pwned
Odds are strong that your network already has malware on it. The technology you have in place may not detect it, but make no mistake, it’s there. In this discussion, top security leaders discuss how to understand the problem of malware in your network and how to approach remediation and responsible operation under the assumption that you are already compromised.

  • Michael Higgins, CISO, NBC Universal
  • Jay Leek, CISO, The Blackstone Group
  • Marcus Sachs, vice president, national security policy, Verizon Communications

Featured speakers at SC Congress New York include:

  • Jeffrey W. Brown, head, IT security, risk and compliance, AIG Investments
  • Roland Cloutier, CSO, ADP
  • Lance Dubsky, CISO, NGA
  • Michael Higgins, CISO, NBC Universal
  • Christopher Holley, MIT, Lincoln Labs
  • Shukri Khader, CISO, Avon Products
  • Mark Leary, VP & CISO, Xerox Corporation
  • Jay Leek, CISO, The Blackstone Group
  • Matthew Mather, author, CyberStorm
  • Philip Reitinger, senior vice president and CISO, Sony Corporation
  • Marcus Sachs, vice president, national security policy, Verizon Communications
  • Mark Weatherford, principal, The Chertoff Group

To register for the conference, view the agenda and see a full list of speakers, media partners and sponsors, visit: http://congress.scmagazine.com/

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