Strategic Cyber Partners’ Heather Engel will discuss “Where to Start in Understanding Your Cyber Risk” at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium in Charlotte, NC.
Ms. Engel is a recognized expert in risk management, cyber planning, and security program development with an emphasis on practical application of government regulations. “Many companies try to apply regulatory checklists before gaining a practical understanding of cyber risk. I’m looking forward to presenting strategies to identify risk no matter how mature your existing security program,” she said.
According to Nicholas Elliott, Head of Professional Products Innovation & Strategy at The Wall Street Journal, “WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium provides a comprehensive two-day program to educate and prepare middle market companies on the wide-ranging risks and threats from cyberattacks as well as clear strategies to help protect critical data assets. This not only serves them in facing increasing threats – but prepares them for growth. Businesses are looking carefully at their supply chains and pressuring third parties to improve cybersecurity. For emerging enterprises, winning contracts will increasingly rely on being able to prove cybersecurity processes are in place.”
Rob Sloan, Research Director, WSJ Pro said, “At least two-thirds of all cyberattacks affect businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees and the average cost of these attacks can easily reach seven figures, yet only a small proportion of companies have a cyber incident response plan. With more privacy and cybersecurity regulations, avoiding these issues is no longer an option. We saw a clear need to inform middle market companies of the challenges ahead of them and to provide effective strategies to tackle them.”
For more information about the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium, visit www.wsj.com/cybersymposium
About the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium
Partnering with FBI affiliated Infragard, the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium is an immersive two-day event for professionals responsible for navigating cybersecurity threats and risks, allowing them to gain practical instruction on how to protect their critical data assets.
The WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium will run in San Diego on January 9 – 10, then travel to Charlotte (March 9 – 10), Cincinnati (April 28 – 29) and Boston (June 25 – 26).
To view the agenda and other speakers, or register, visit www.wsj.com/cybersymposium.