Protecting Your BUSINESS from CYBER CRIME

Cyber crime can affect any business in any industry. Whether criminals target financial information, customer information, intellectual property or other forms of industrial espionage, no industry is immune. Against that backdrop, the Bay Area Council this week (Oct. 16) convened its third annual Cybersecurity Town Hall in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Chertoff Group Director Lauren Webster led a discussion with three leading executives from the cybersecurity industry: Russ Dietz from GE Research, Fengmin Gong from Cyphort and Chris Finan from Manifold. The panel focused on how businesses should talk to technology partners and vendors, as well as human factors in cybersecurity and issues that can arise from supply chain partners. The speakers reinforced that cybersecurity is never static and that a company can never consider its commitment to securing its information and systems to be completed. In a second panel, DLA Piper Partner David Lisi, talked with Mohan Atreya, Senior Director of Product Management for Intel Security, and Cheyenne Goodman, Corporate Account Manager of FireEye, about how businesses can prepare to address cyber threats, including through employee awareness and education and developing internal systems and processes.

Thank you to Bruce Parelskin Director of Intel Security, for hosting the summit and Michael Kaiser, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. Thank you also to partners sfciti, San Mateo County Economic Development Association, and the chambers of commerce of Palo Alto, San Jose/Silicon Valley, Fremont and Santa Clara Chamber and National Venture Capital Association. To engage in our cybersecurity work, contact Senior Advisor Matt Gardner.

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