Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 to Bring Critical Cyber Security Lessons for Boards and CEOs

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Building off of the momentum of past successful workshops, Golden Networking brings Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 (, seminar specifically designed for board members and senior executives of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain competitive business advantage.

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop

New York, NY, USA (January 20, 2015) — In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2013, malware designed to steal credit card data at Target was surreptitiously installed. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the company had installed a malware detection tool. Target had specialists in Bangalore to monitor its computers around the clock. Two days after Thanksgiving, the malware was spotted. The team in India got an alert and flagged Target’s security managers. And then?

Nothing happened. Target’s alert system had worked effectively. But then, Target stood by as 40 million credit card numbers flowed out of its computers. Only a few months later, CEO Gregg Steinhafel and CIO Beth Jacob were both out of the company.

Cybersecurity has become widely recognized as a critical corporate challenge. Boards and senior managements are putting it on their agenda, categorizing cybersecurity not as a compartmentalized risk for the information technology team, but as strategic and enterprise-wide.

However, a security program is only as strong as its weakest link. While a survey by the Institute of Internal Auditors found 58% of board members felt they should be actively involved in cybersecurity preparedness, only 14% said they were actively involved. Unfortunately, 65% also said their perception of the risk their organizations faced had increased.

Board members and senior managers need to become more educated about the topic to be able to ask questions that are strategic yet granular enough to address company-specifics. To go further, it will be imperative to join Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 (, the first seminar targeted at strategic and executive leaders for whom cybersecurity readiness is a relatively new yet critically important area to be intelligently conversant about.

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is specifically designed for board members and senior executives of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain competitive business advantage. Business executives with responsibility for IT, finance, compliance, risk management and procurement as well as entrepreneurs and innovators are welcome.

By the end of Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015, to be held in Dubai, March 8-9, Hong Kong, March 12-13, Seoul, March 19-20, Singapore, March 26-27, London, 9-10 April, and New York City, April 16-17, participants will:

• Understand enterprise cybersecurity and the impact on shareholder value in the short and long term
• Identify immediate security needs for the organization with actionable steps for senior management
• Learn how to identify current and future challenges to better enable management to focus on threat reduction and operational reliability
• Get up to speed on international and domestic approaches and frameworks for effective cybersecurity practices corporate wide


Understanding Cybersecurity
• The trillion dollar global cyber risk environment
• The enterprise-wide challenge of protecting the organization’s assets
• The impact of cybersecurity attacks on shareholder value
• Identity theft and the legal implications of data breaches

Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
• The responsibility for cybersecurity in the organization
• Assessing the quality of the cybersecurity workforce
• Evaluating shortcomings in meeting cybersecurity workforce standards
• Assessing the effectiveness of current professionalization tools

Understanding the Cybersecurity Testing Method
• Reconnaissance: How to use tools to find vulnerable systems and devices
• Packet sniffing: How to gather information from computer systems
• Port scanning: How port information is exposed on computer systems
• Password policy and cracking: What to consider when developing password policy
• Vulnerability: How to reduce attacks by enforcing proactive compliance policies

Basics of Security Architecture for Board Members and CXOs
• How architecture defines the structure of a system and makes it explicit
• The fundamentals of layered architecture: presentation, business, data, and service layers
• How the current computer network infrastructure was not designed originally to be secure
• Embedding architecting security into systems from inception


Introduction to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Describing the enterprise’s current and target cybersecurity posture
• Identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement
• Assessing and accelerating progress toward the target state
• Communicating with internal and external stakeholders about cybersecurity risk

The Five Core Functions of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Identify: Organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk
• Protect: Safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services
• Detect: How to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event
• Respond: Taking action regarding a detected cybersecurity event
• Recover: Maintaining plans for resilience and to restore any impaired capabilities

Introduction to Intelligence-driven Cyber Network Defenses
• How investigations are based upon the scientific method: observing, hypothesis, evaluation, prediction and validation
• How to leverage cutting edge technology, vigilant people and innovative processes
• How to continuously improve the enterprise process for defending IT assets
• How to empower people to resolve the problem with guidance and mentoring

Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
• Prioritize and scope: Identifying business/mission objectives and high-level priorities
• Orient: Identifying related systems and assets, regulatory requirements, and risk approach
• Create a current profile: Developing a profile by indicating current degree of preparedness
• Conduct a risk assessment: Analyzing the operational environment in order to discern the likelihood of an attack
• Create a target profile: Describing the organization’s desired cybersecurity outcomes
• Determine, analyze, and prioritize gaps: Determining gaps between current and target profiles
• Implement action plan: Deciding which actions to take in regards to identified gaps

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

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What Investors can Learn from Morgan Stanley’s Data Breach with Edgar Perez at Cyber Security World Conference 2015 New York City

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Building off of the momentum of past successful conferences, Golden Networking brings Cyber Security World Conference 2015 New York City (, summit that will bring the latest thinking from security experts to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises’ information assets.

Cyber Security World Conference 2015

New York, NY, USA (January 8, 2015) — Morgan Stanley joined a growing list of prominent corporate brands to suffer a data breach, after it revealed one of his financial advisors stole the information of as many as 350,000 wealth management clients, and that some of the data was posted online for sale. The event reminds consumers and investors of the ever-evolving and ubiquitous threat of data breaches.

Many other large companies including Adobe Systems, Automated Data Processing, Citigroup, E*Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, Home Depot, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq OMX, Neiman Marcus, Sony, Target and Wal-mart had suffered high-profile cyber security breaches. It is not beyond the realm of possibilities to think that today the information of every American has already been compromised in any of these publicly disclosed attacks.

Amidst these pressing challenges, Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street, will discuss what consumers and investors can learn from recent cybersecurity incidents in the United States at Cyber Security World Conference 2015 ( New York City. The forum will provide a platform for information security authorities and innovative service providers to distil their latest research for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprise and government valuable assets. Cyber security experts will discuss subjects such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in technology and investing. He is the author of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders and has been interviewed on CNN, CNBC, FOX BUSINESS, Bloomberg TV, CNN en Español, CCTV China, BNN,, Leaderonomics,, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu,, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing,, 360doc, AH Radio,, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities,,, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News,, International Finance News,,,, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN in Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

About Cyber Security World Conference 2015
Renowned information security experts and innovative service providers will present at Cyber Security World Conference 2015 their latest thinking to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises and governmental agencies. Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2015 will discuss include:

• Cyber Security Megatrends Security Professionals can’t Ignore Today
• Strengthening the Security of Industry-wide Technology Infrastructure
• How Hackers Really Operate to Obtain Financial Data
• Cyber Security and its Role in the Overall Security of the United States
• Key Considerations about Security in the Internet of Things Age
• Designing and Managing Effective Information Security Programs

Cyber Security World Conference 2015 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
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Chinese E-commerce Juggernaut Alibaba Set to Boost IPO Price Despite High-frequency Trading Concerns

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”.

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New York, NY, USA (September 16, 2014) — China’s biggest e-commerce company plans to increase the top end of a marketed price range to just below $70, from $66 previously. According to Reuters, Alibaba worried about Nasdaq’s ability to handle their $21 billion IPO, since the exchange botched Facebook’s market debut two years ago. Nasdaq tried to persuade Alibaba that it had fixed the problem but it is not clear whether they were swayed. One source said that Alibaba eventually was satisfied that Nasdaq had solved the issue and chose NYSE because its overall pitch was better. Another said Nasdaq executives believed that Alibaba decided that the possibility of a botched IPO, however small, outweighed the possible benefits of being in the index.

Nasdaq systems buckled under the tremendous volume of orders on the first day of trading in Facebook’s shares in 2012, leading to hours of delay. In its current presentation to Alibaba, Nasdaq detailed the steps it had taken to prevent another Facebook-style glitch said. The exchange has said it responded to Facebook by putting extra safeguards in place, creating new positions within the company to improve communications with the industry and regulators when errors occur, and establishing an engineering team to monitor and analyze daily performance.

At the end, Alibaba chose NYSE; according to Mr. Edgar Perez, course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, that is the reason why Alibaba shouldn’t worry about high-frequency trading, as NYSE systems have demonstrated time-tested resilience in the IPO process.

The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 Singapore (, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and Nasdaq’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Knightmare on Wall Street, the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Capital, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

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Knightmare on Wall Street