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Bringing together more than 250 cybersecurity experts from around the world to share strategies for making the Internet safer for business, the ThreatMetrix® Cybercrime Prevention Summit 2014 will take place November 5-7 at the La Quinta Resort and Club, Palm Springs, California.
Keeping with this year’s theme of “Building Trust on the Internet,” the summit will focus on building trust through a collective approach to cybersecurity. The ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network, the world’s largest trusted identity network, enables such an approach by sharing threat intelligence across more than 2,500 customers and 500 million monthly transactions.
With the Identity Theft Resource Center recording 614 data breaches in 2013 (a 30 percent jump over 2012), the need for a collective approach to cybersecurity becomes apparent.
“Businesses are challenged by not only working to keep the bad actors away from their sites, but doing so while maintaining a frictionless experience for their trusted employees and customers,” said Bert Rankin, chief marketing officer, ThreatMetrix. “By connecting with experts and peers, summit attendees will learn best practices for collective cybersecurity strategies necessary to streamline customer and employee access while protecting online accounts and data.”
Attendees will be able to connect with industry experts, technologists and other fraud prevention and cybersecurity professionals across a wide range of verticals. And speakers will present on topics from “Top Trends in Cybercrime” to “Best Practices to Fight E-Commerce Fraud.”
There will be a host of expert speakers. Notably, among them is Byron Acohido, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and current editor-in-chief at Last Watchdog and The Securitist, where he reports on tech, security and privacy topics. Earlier in his career, Acohido was a journalist for USA Today, where he won national recognition for cybersecurity and other technology reporting.
Also featured will be Julie Conroy, research director at Aite Group. Conroy has more than a decade of hands-on experience covering fraud and data security and has worked with a variety of financial institutions, payments processers, and risk management companies.
“The ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Prevention Summit 2014 offers attendees the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one both inside and outside the confines of a conference room,” said Rankin. “Whether on the golf course or hearing from a world-class cybersecurity expert during a speaking session, all attendees will return from the summit reinvigorated and with new insights to adapt to the ever-evolving Internet threats.”
To enhance personal interactions, attendance at the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Prevention Summit 2014 is limited. To learn more or to register, please visit: http://cybercrimepreventionsummit.com/.