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For Immediate Release 10/11/2014


FAIRFIELD, Conn. – OutSecure Inc. in partnership with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. and ISC2 CT Chapter will host a summit on Cyber Security on October 21st. The event—titled “CT 2nd Annual Business Security Summit”— will aim to help business owners learn how to better safeguard information relating to their business, employees and clients, regardless of the size of the company.

The summit will be held at the Scinto Auditorium, Shelton CT.

“The number and frequency of data breaches is increasing,” says Pamela Gupta, president of OutSecure. Recently companies of all sizes and sectors including banks, hedge funds, law firms, food chains and retailers have been infiltrated by hackers – Home Depot, Target, Chase, Jimmy John to name a few.

Target’s CEO Stepped down following the Massive Data Breach and their data breach related costs will hit 1Billion dollars.

Home Depot Says 56M Credit Cards Affected in Security Breach, more cards than Target and potentially will suffer a larger financial and management impact.

Jimmy John’s confirmed that it had a nationwide data breach at 216 locations this summer.

“There is a need for a strategic approach so that companies will understand why they could be targeted, what kind of information is of value to adversaries and how companies can protect themselves.”

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon offered a grave warning on Friday about future cyberattacks.

Chase’s Cybersecurity Budget to Double, CEO Dimon said to go from 250M to 500M. It is important to note that is a response from a company that already had a mature security program.

The cybersecurity threat landscape is not simple and there is no easy fix. Businesses need to adopt a customized approach to security

This is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. We are hosting CT’s Business Security Summit on Oct 21st.

It is a security summit to educate business leaders across all industries and company size on the risks of not understanding the cybersecurity threats to their business. Attendees will learn about and discuss essential information for companies a company to protect themselves against cyber-attacks, including:

Is my company exposed to the new cybersecurity threats?
Is our security program adequate to address our cyber risks?
How can cybersecurity risks shut down my business?
Will we survive a cyber-attack?

  • Identifying current and future cyber risks through Threat Intelligence.
  • Avoiding 3 common mistakes in creating a security program
  • Protecting employee and client data

Cyber security risks require a concerted business and technological approach. The first step is to understand the risks to the business.

Please join us for this event focused on Perils of Inaction to Cyber risks -answers for business leaders including the latest SEC cybersecurity guidance, Business documentation expectations from the CT Attorney General from companies if they are breached, etc.

Location: 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm
RSVP: http://www.outsecure.com/2CTSecuritySummit

Note: October 21st has been declared as CT’s cybersecurity awareness day by the Governor upon our request.

Gupta often quotes FBI Director Robert Mueller, who said in in 2012, ““There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”

“Businesses have vital information to protect,” Gupta says. “Sixty-nine percent handle sensitive information, including customer data; 49 percent have financial records and reports; 23 percent have their own intellectual property; and 18 percent handle intellectual property belonging to others outside of the company.”

Space is limited. For more information about the summit and for registration details, visit http://www.outsecure.com/ct-business-security-summit/

About OutSecure Inc.

Based in Shelton, Conn., OutSecure Inc. specializes in defining cyber-risk management strategies for companies using a risk-based approach that is tailored to an organization’s unique business model and information risks. It is a partner of the Stop Think Connect campaign.

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About (ISC) ²®

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC) ²®, is the global, not-for-profit leader in educating and certifying information security professionals throughout their careers. They are recognized for Gold Standard certifications, including CISSP and world class education programs.

(ISC) 2 Southern Connecticut Chapter is an official chapter of (ISC) 2. It will provide information security professionals in the local community an opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange ideas and earn CPEs.

About BakerHostetler

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