Dark Reading Online Event Offers a Unique Look at the Business Impact of Cyber Breaches and Threats

Jan 25, 2016

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Americas' Dark Reading cyber security news and community site is pleased to announce an online event, Cyber Security: The Business View, taking place January 26, 2016, which will gather some of cyber security's most widely-recognized researchers and experts for keynotes and sessions throughout the day.

Dark Reading: Connecting the Information Security Community

The virtual event will start with a keynote at 11 am Eastern Time with Verizon Business' Bryan Sartin, who will discuss real-life investigations of major cyber breaches – including their causes and effects on well-known enterprises. Jason Straight, one of the industry's foremost legal experts on cyber security, will then discuss how the loss of customer data and intellectual property might affect a company's legal standing – and whether cyber insurance can offset risk.

"The goal of this event – as with other Dark Reading events and content – is to go beyond the headlines and help businesses see the complete cyber security picture," said Tim Wilson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dark Reading. "In this full-day summit, we're bringing business executives and security professionals together so that both groups can see how the right security decisions can benefit the whole enterprise – and how the wrong decisions can have a devastating effect."

The online event will provide an executive-level view of security issues in an applicable way for both for CXOs and IT professionals. Additional sessions and panels will cover: How to measure risk and costs of IT security programs, building a plan for reacting to major data breaches, and an insider look at the goals of cyber-attacks and the methods that hackers use to select and infiltrate targeted companies. Attendees can also download white papers, industry reports and surveys including the Dark Reading/InformationWeek Strategic Security Survey.

Sponsors of Cyber Security: A Business View include:

  • Diamond: ThreatStream, Certes Networks.
  • Platinum: Bit9 + Carbon Black, SurfWatch Labs, ThreatConnect.
  • Onyx: SecureAuth, Gigamon, Symantec.

UBM Americas' online communities, including Dark Reading, provide community members with news, information, and content that include webinars, online events, white papers, and newsletters. An upcoming InformationWeek virtual event is slated for February 25, 2016 on Practical Ideas for Optimizing Your DevOps Strategy and is sponsored by CA Technologies.

To register and attend Dark Reading's Cyber Security: A Business View go to:  http://ubm.io/1Jm3zux

Amanda O'Brien
Director of Content and Product Marketing, Client Services & Delivery, UBM Americas
+1 (310) 445-3753

About Dark Reading
Dark Reading is the cyber security industry's top destination for news and insight. The site gives cyber security professionals an editorially supported environment to connect with peers through moderated discussions, blogs and social media. Cyber security professionals visit Dark Reading to learn about cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and technology trends. It's where they discuss potential defenses against the latest attacks, and key technologies and practices that may help protect their most sensitive data in the future. It's where they come to engage with one another and with Dark Reading editors to embrace new (and big) ideas, find answers to their IT security questions and solve their most pressing problems. For more information, go to http://www.darkreading.com. Dark Reading is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.