ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a record-breaking year of cyber attacks on U.S. companies and government agencies, the nation's foremost cybersecurity experts will gather in Las Vegas on January 6th for the first-ever CyberSecurity Forum at CES 2016. As more than 150,000 CES attendees get their first peek at the newest technologies coming to market, cybersecurity industry luminaries, including Tom Kellerman, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Trend Micro; Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG Technologies; well-known cybersecurity investigative journalist Brian Krebs; and Suzanne Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security, will discuss the unintended—and adverse—consequences of our interconnected digital world. The CES CyberSecurity Forum is hosted by CyberVista.
"From data thefts and hacked medical devices to hijacked cars, cyber threats are headline news and breaches are causing billions of dollars in losses for businesses here in the U.S. and around the world," said Amjed Saffarini, CEO of CyberVista, Inc., host of the CES 2016 CyberSecurity Forum. "As the tech industry continues to revolutionize business and daily life, it's critical that we consider the looming cybersecurity challenges that new technologies, including the Internet of Things, may introduce. We're thrilled to have assembled the brightest minds in cybersecurity to discuss technology's security evolution at this first-ever CES CyberSecurity Forum."
Kellerman, Kovacs, Krebs and Spaulding will join other cyber experts who are on the front lines of the war against cyber crime, including Mark Coderre, OpenSky Corporation; John Overbaugh, infoSecure; Gary Davis, Intel Security; Victoria Espinel, BSA The Software Alliance; Jeffery Greene, Symantec; Jason Hoffman, Ericsson; John Sileo, The Sileo Group; Timothy O'Shaughnessy, Graham Holdings; and Clifford Sloan, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP as well as Ann Barron Di Camillo of US-CERT at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The CES CyberSecurity Forum will also include a special panel in partnership with USA Network's Golden Globe®-nominated hit series Mr. Robot. The session, "Mr. Robot: Is Truth Stranger Than Fiction?," will explore how reality translates into authentic storytelling, with show writer Kor Adana and technical consultant James Plouffe along with Dave Damato, Chief Security Officer at Tanium. The panel will be moderated Nilay Patel, Editor-in-Chief of The Verge.
The CES CyberSecurity Forum is geared toward senior managers, executives, CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, investors, consulting organizations and security services as well as policymakers, regulators and government officials. Forum attendees will learn what their companies, organizations or institutions need to know and do to protect data, products and employees from cyber threats, how to create a security-conscious corporate culture and how to translate cybersecurity for the C-suite and boardroom.
The CyberSecurity Forum will take place on Wednesday, January 6th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301. A separate registration and conference fee is required. For a complete agenda and registration information, please visit CEScybersecurity.com
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets. With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.'s innovative education technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board, executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information, visit www.CyberVistaInc.com.