Nasdaq Welcomes Cybersecurity Experts During Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cybersecurity Awareness Month at Nasdaq

In recent years, cybersecurity has become a hot topic amongst enterprises, government agencies, and individual consumers. Technological innovations are making our lives more efficient and data is deepening insights, but with these improvements come the need to protect against attacks. In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Nasdaq partnered with the National Cyber Security Association (NCSA), Team8 and Innovation Endeavors to discuss cybersecurity in New York City.

2016 NCSA and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit

On October 24, the NCSA and Nasdaq Cybersecurity Summit gathered industry and government leaders at the Nasdaq MarketSite. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the internet. This year’s summit theme was “Securing Smart Technologies in a Cutting Edge World.” The Internet of Things is changing the way we live, and while the benefits of these innovations are vast, they also pose great security risks. The summit explored how to prioritize cybersecurity to realize the promise of new technologies, including a panel discussion about how the Internet of Things is being secured at the enterprise level around challenges of network connectivity, standardization and data governance without stifling innovation. The summit attendees included 16 members of the media covering cybersecurity, privacy and topics from a consumer perspective. In recognition of October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCSA closed the market at the conclusion of the event; Grant Schneider, Acting Deputy Federal Chief Information Security Officer, serving as the Closing Bell ringer.

Second Annual ReThink Cyber Summit NYC

On October 27, Nasdaq partnered with Team8 and Innovation Endeavors to discuss the future of cybersecurity innovation in an exclusive half-day event at Nasdaq MarketSite. The ReThink Cyber Summit brought together business leaders, cyber experts, policymakers and security officials to share their knowledge of progressive cyber technologies. TED-style talks were led by top security leaders from companies including Dropbox, Coca-Cola Company, Citigroup, Accenture, Cisco Systems, illusive networks, Team8 Consulting and Okta. Attendees not only received expert advice on facing cybersecurity risks, but they also received insights on the future of cybersecurity.

Beyond Cyber Security Awareness Month:

Nasdaq seeks to convene technical thought leaders to connect and exchange ideas in order to drive awareness and change with regard to corporate understanding of risks associated with cybersecurity. Learn more about enterprise cybersecurity on Nasdaq’s POINT page, our series for sharing best practices to help companies and their boards prepare for corporate threats.

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