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January 20, 2015 |

PSA Cybersecurity Congress Opens

PSA President Bill Bozeman tells physical security professionals that cybersecurity is a game changer, with both new threats and new revenue opportunities.

The first Cybersecurity Congress opened Tuesday, January 20, in Westminster, Colo. Presented by the PSA Security Network, the two-day congress brings together C-level decision makers from both the IT and physical security industries that have purchasing and decision-making authority, to help them take action against cybersecurity threats.

Bill Bozeman (pictured above), president and CEO of PSA, gave the opening remarks. PSA Security Network is the world’s largest electronic security cooperative with more than 225 members responsible for over $2 billion of security purchas≠ing power serving all seven of the major vertical markets—healthcare, government, education, commercial, banking, transportation, and critical infrastructure.

In his address, Bozeman encouraged the high-level physical security professionals to learn as much as they can about cybersecurity, not to become cybersecurity experts, but to be aware of the threats and opportunities. For instance, Bozeman cited the importance of having an insurance policy in place to protect their firms from being sued if they failed to protect their customers’ networks and data. That and other pertinent issues are being addressed at this first-of-its-kind congress.

Bozeman noted that cybersecurity is a game changer. Not only is it becoming a mainstream managed service, but it introduces new revenue streams, he said.

Tuesday sessions include:

  • Spanning the Scale of Cyber Threats: Critical Issues Facing the Senior Leader
  • Legal Liability: Uncovering and Mitigating Hidden Risks
  • Risk Management: Strengthening Your Oversight of Cyber Security Risks
  • Nine Steps to Manage the Insider Threat
  • Today’s Unbounded Security Perimeter: Safeguarding Connected Devices
  • Anatomy of a Cyber Breach
  • The Cyber Insurance Marketplace: Simplifying Insurance for Emerging Risks

In the sessions, David Brent, technical information engineer, IT systems, for Bosch Security, discussed key offense strategy for cyber attacks, including a CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team). And David Wilson, attorney, and risk management and cyber security consultant at†Titan Info Security Group, told attendees: “We cannot accept the good from technology and ignore the risks.”

An exhibition and cocktail reception end the first day.

Wednesday sessions include:

  • Scalable IT Security Services: To Have or To Hire?
  • Assess, Manage and Monitor: Protecting Information Systems in Three Dimensions
  • Trusted Technology Programs: Performance and Design Qualifications for a Shielded Supply Chain
  • Industry Outlook: Cybersecurity Players, Products, and Trends on the Rise
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Compliance Program for CPAs
  • Cybersecurity Revenue Opportunities: It’s Your Move†

In addition to the†Cybersecurity Congress, PSA is offering a†Cybersecurity track at TEC in May 2015. These programs have been developed to build upon each other, first to provide attendees with the foundational knowledge and tools to begin assessing their own cybersecurity practices, and then diving into practical solutions and applications at TEC.†

For more information, visit PSA Security Network.

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