Cybercrime Experts to Offer Insider Security Tips to NACDS Total Store Expo Attendees

August 24, 2014
Katie Eder, Senior Editor

On the heels of what could arguably be the largest data breach identified to date, leading cyber security experts will help attendees of the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo mitigate cyber attacks.

Leading cyber security experts will help attendees of the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo mitigate cyber attacks.

On the heels of what could arguably be the largest data breach identified to date, leading cyber security experts will share their experiences and best practices at the 2014 NACDS Total Store Expo through an educational program designed to help attendees mitigate cyber attacks.

“The best protection against cybercrime is preparation,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, in a press release. “NACDS is pleased to offer these 2 Insight Sessions in its continuing efforts to offer real-time, real-solutions-oriented programming for NACDS Total Store Expo attendees.”

The first session, “Risk Without Rewards — What Every Executive Should Know About Cybersecurity,” will take place at the event in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., while the second session, “What Best-in-Class Companies Are Doing to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk,” will take place on Monday, August 25, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

In the first session, Steven P. Bucci, PhD, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at The Heritage Foundation, and Jim Schwarz, a cyber security law specialist for Squire Patton Boggs, will “review macro trends of cybercrime and delve into specific areas that the retail and pharmaceutical industries should be aware of in order to better protect (their) enterprise.”

In the second session, panelists Mark Tanner, president of global security firm Arixmar East; Paul Calatayud, chief information security officer of Surescripts, LLC; and Tom Malatesta, CEO of Ziklag Systems, LLC, will provide “proactive steps companies can take to strengthen their defense against a possible attack, as well as discuss the importance of developing contingency and communication plans in case of an attack.”

“With extensive background in government, intelligence, security, and health, these cyber security experts will not only highlight the increasing challenges that come with cybercrimes, but offer solutions and best practices to help retailers and suppliers protect their businesses from potential breaches,” Anderson said in the press release.