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FT Cyber Security Summit USA

Is corporate America losing the cyber war?

Washington DC |

Overview

Cyber security is a pressing concern for businesses and will become more so as the online world develops. Senior management and their information security teams are fighting back against the cyber attackers, but the onslaught continues. Despite the additional support businesses receive from industry associations, solutions vendors and consultants – as well as from governments, NGOs and research institutes – the attacks persist and many of them succeed.

The internet of things will exacerbate the problem, with attackers able to disrupt more people and businesses through more devices. At the same time, governments are introducing new laws and regulations to require companies to do more to protect themselves, and their customers, from security breaches. While company bosses can see the need for tougher rules on data protection and personal privacy, these new rules create an additional burden. For instance, the EU/US Privacy Shield improves protection for Europe’s citizens whose data is kept on US servers, but it places strict obligations on American companies on how that data is processed and people’s privacy guaranteed.

The FT Cyber Security Summit USA will explore the cyber threats facing corporate America, and what they are doing to alleviate them. Leading experts will talk about a range of issues, including legislation aimed at improving cyber security, the responsibilities of corporate boards and senior management, data protection, the pressures facing chief information security officers in banking and other critical infrastructure, national security concerns, cyber terrorism and the emerging threat posed by the Internet of Things. Speakers will grapple with the big question: Is corporate America losing the cyber wars? 

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fallback Add to my Calendar 03/15/2017 08:00:0003/15/2017 16:00:00trueFT Cyber Security Summit USACyber security is a pressing concern for businesses and will become more so as the online world develops. Senior management and their information security teams are fighting back against the cyber attackers, but the onslaught continues. Despite the additional support businesses receive from industry associations, solutions vendors and consultants – as well as from governments, NGOs and research institutes – the attacks persist and many of them succeed.The internet of things will exacerbate the problem, with attackers able to disrupt more people and businesses through more devices. At the same time, governments are introducing new laws and regulations to require companies to do more to protect themselves, and their customers, from security breaches. While company bosses can see the need for tougher rules on data protection and personal privacy, these new rules create an additional burden. For instance, the EU/US Privacy Shield improves protection for Europe’s citizens whose data is kept on US servers, but it places strict obligations on American companies on how that data is processed and people’s privacy guaranteed.The FT Cyber Security Summit USA will explore the cyber threats facing corporate America, and what they are doing to alleviate them. Leading experts will talk about a range of issues, including legislation aimed at improving cyber security, the responsibilities of corporate boards and senior management, data protection, the pressures facing chief information security officers in banking and other critical infrastructure, national security concerns, cyber terrorism and the emerging threat posed by the Internet of Things. Speakers will grapple with the big question: Is corporate America losing the cyber wars? FT-Cyber-Security-Summit-USA8a3b604058d34f38907ef050f7d91b99MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 15th Mar

  • 8:00am
    Registration and breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair's Opening Remarks
  • 9:10am
    Keynote Address: The Legislative Approach to Cyber Security

    Overview of recent legislation and regulation on cyber security.

    • What do the new laws and rules seek to achieve?
    • Are they achieving their objectives?
    • How closely do policymakers and rulemakers work with private sector companies, especially those that provide critical national infrastructure?
    • What further legislation is likely to come out of Congress or the White House?
    • Like any crime, cybercrime can never be eradicated but it can be contained. Which containment methods are proving the most effective?
  • 9:35am
    Panel: Corporate Security and the Role of the Board Senior Management
  • 10:25am
    Presentation
  • 10:40am
    Networking Break
  • 11:05am
    Panel: Transatlantic Cooperation on Personal Privacy and Data Protection – EU/US Privacy Shield

    In response to concerns about US surveillance, the European Court of Justice in October 2015 struck down the “Safe Harbor” data-transfer provision of the 1995 Data Protection Directive. That directive had permitted companies outside the EU to store and process the data of Europeans, as long as they self-certified their ability to adequately protect that data. In response to the court’s decision, the EU and US agreed a new framework for transatlantic data flow in Feb 2016, which came into effect on 1 August 2016. This new agreement – the EU-US Privacy Shield – includes a requirement that American companies wishing to import data from Europe meet new obligations on how personal data is processed and individual rights are guaranteed. In addition, the EU-US Privacy Shield includes limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms protecting the rights of EU citizens during US government law enforcement and national security investigations. The EU-US Privacy Shield also provides for mechanisms for EU citizens to seek redress for violations of the agreement and for annual reviews of the agreement.  

  • 11:45am
    Panel: Nightmare Scenarios – What Keeps Corporate CISOs Awake at Night?
  • 12:40pm
    On Stage Interview
  • 1:00pm
    Lunch
  • 2:00pm
    Panel: The Internet of Things, Attack Vulnerabilities, and Solutions

    The IoT of things and cloud computing allows attackers to disrupt more people through more devices. They are creating new opportunities for vulnerabilities and crime while simultaneously expanding the potential devastation of such attacks. This issue outlines the threats and discusses the possible responses.

  • 2:50pm
    Panel: Cyber Security in the Financial Sector
  • 3:30pm
    Closing Keynote Address
  • 3:50pm
    Chair’s Summing Up and Closing Remarks

Why Attend?

  • Find out from board directors and senior managers in major US corporations what their biggest concerns are in cyberspace
  • Discover what businesses are doing to develop and implement new and improved cyber security strategies
  • Hear from federal and state officials what they are doing to combat cyber crime in the public and private sectors
  • Meet leading cyber security experts
  • Listen to financial services practitioners describe the threats they face and the counter measures deployed
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Who Attends?

Sectors:

  • Businesses – especially Critical Infrastructure Companies in sectors such as Financial Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Water and Transport.
  • Policymakers – Federal, State and Foreign governments; Supranational Bodies.
  • Public Sector Organizations – Police, Security and Intelligence Services, Healthcare, Emergency Services, Industry Regulators 
  • Service Providers – Software Vendors, Telecommunications Companies, Law Firms, Consultancies.
  • Other Influencers – NGOs, Universities, Research Institutes, Industry Associations

Titles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, IT Director
  • Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Director of Security/Information Security/Digital Security
  • Chief Risk Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Director of Risk/Crisis Management/Business Continuity Planning
  • Head or Director of Fraud Prevention/Intelligence/Forensics/Investigations
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • General Counsel, Head of Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer
  • HR Director
  • Network Architect, Head of Database Systems/Cloud Computing
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Why Sponsor?

  • Gain access to corporate decision makers and experts looking for solutions to cyber security issues
  • Brand alignment with the FT and its unrivalled credibility
  • Demonstrate thought leadership around the current critical issues affecting business and cyber security strategy
  • Benefit from sustained international visibility through our advertising and marketing campaigns
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2016 photos

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To view photos from the 2016 Summit, click here.

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Contacts

Toufique Khan
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Meredith Vachon
Media Partner & Press Inquiries
Financial Times
Michael Imeson
Senior Content Editor
FT Live
Funmbi Adenubi
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times

Venue

The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington DC 20045

United States of America

Tel: +1 202-662-7500

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