NCSA, Nasdaq hold cybersecurity discussions aimed at executives

Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the FTC, welcomed business leaders at Nasdaq's MarketSite on March 13.
Maureen Ohlhausen, acting chairman of the FTC, welcomed business leaders at Nasdaq's MarketSite on March 13. | Contributed
Cybersecurity experts hosted several talks about risk management and emerging threats on March 13 at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York.

Representatives from the National Cyber Security Alliance and Nasdaq and acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Maureen Ohlhausen began the sessions with a fireside chat that looked at the FTC’s approach to cybersecurity.

It was followed by an industry expert panel looking at emerging cybersecurity threats and how businesses can develop strong cybersecurity. It specifically targeted senior executives and how they can choose a cybersecurity system that fits their company's culture.

“Leadership is critical, and building off the basics—identifying the critical information, protecting it and having a plan if something goes wrong—is the starting point,” NCSA’s executive director, Michael Kaiser, said.

Panelists for the first discussion were Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO at CompTIA; Virginia Gambale, managing partner of Azimuth Partners LLC; and Colleen Valentine, senior manager of Information Security Group at Nasdaq. It covered cybersecurity management approaches.

The second set of panelists included Scott Behm, vice president for Information Security at LifeLock; Jonathan Goldberger, director, Advanced Security Services at Cisco; Mike Viscuso, CTO and co-founder of Carbon Black; and Alex Mosher, vice president of Cyber Security at CA Technologies. They looked at the emerging trends in cybersecurity for 2017.

“Fraudsters are growing more sophisticated even as defense systems improve, so educating consumers about safer behavior online is more relevant than ever,” chief information security officer at LifeLock, Neil Daswani, said.

These talks will be the first in a series of three planned throughout 2017.

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CISCO, IN. CompTIA LifeLock Nasdaq National Cyber Security Alliance U.S. Federal Trade Commission

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