Over the last year or so, the risks the general public, companies, and even the government faces with regards to cyber attacks became exceptionally clear. In an effort to start having serious conversations around how to address the issue, the Consumer Technology Association and CyberVista Inc. will host the first-ever CyberSecurity Forum at CES 2016. The event will feature a lineup of cyber experts, 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. The group will discus the unintended, and adverse, consequences of the interconnected world we live in.
"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," Amjed Saffarini, CEO of CyberVista, Inc., said in a statement. "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."
Other participants in the CES CyberSecurity Forum include 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.