Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 to Bring Critical Cyber Security Lessons for Boards and CEOs

Building off of the momentum of past successful workshops, Golden Networking brings Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 (, seminar specifically designed for board members and senior executives of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain competitive business advantage.

New York, NY, USA (January 20, 2015) — In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2013, malware designed to steal credit card data at Target was surreptitiously installed. According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the company had installed a malware detection tool. Target had specialists in Bangalore to monitor its computers around the clock. Two days after Thanksgiving, the malware was spotted. The team in India got an alert and flagged Target’s security managers. And then?

Nothing happened. Target’s alert system had worked effectively. But then, Target stood by as 40 million credit card numbers flowed out of its computers. Only a few months later, CEO Gregg Steinhafel and CIO Beth Jacob were both out of the company.

Cybersecurity has become widely recognized as a critical corporate challenge. Boards and senior managements are putting it on their agenda, categorizing cybersecurity not as a compartmentalized risk for the information technology team, but as strategic and enterprise-wide.

However, a security program is only as strong as its weakest link. While a survey by the Institute of Internal Auditors found 58% of board members felt they should be actively involved in cybersecurity preparedness, only 14% said they were actively involved. Unfortunately, 65% also said their perception of the risk their organizations faced had increased.

Board members and senior managers need to become more educated about the topic to be able to ask questions that are strategic yet granular enough to address company-specifics. To go further, it will be imperative to join Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 (, the first seminar targeted at strategic and executive leaders for whom cybersecurity readiness is a relatively new yet critically important area to be intelligently conversant about.

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is specifically designed for board members and senior executives of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain competitive business advantage. Business executives with responsibility for IT, finance, compliance, risk management and procurement as well as entrepreneurs and innovators are welcome.

By the end of Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015, to be held in Dubai, March 8-9, Hong Kong, March 12-13, Seoul, March 19-20, Singapore, March 26-27, London, 9-10 April, and New York City, April 16-17, participants will:

• Understand enterprise cybersecurity and the impact on shareholder value in the short and long term
• Identify immediate security needs for the organization with actionable steps for senior management
• Learn how to identify current and future challenges to better enable management to focus on threat reduction and operational reliability
• Get up to speed on international and domestic approaches and frameworks for effective cybersecurity practices corporate wide


Understanding Cybersecurity
• The trillion dollar global cyber risk environment
• The enterprise-wide challenge of protecting the organization’s assets
• The impact of cybersecurity attacks on shareholder value
• Identity theft and the legal implications of data breaches

Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
• The responsibility for cybersecurity in the organization
• Assessing the quality of the cybersecurity workforce
• Evaluating shortcomings in meeting cybersecurity workforce standards
• Assessing the effectiveness of current professionalization tools

Understanding the Cybersecurity Testing Method
• Reconnaissance: How to use tools to find vulnerable systems and devices
• Packet sniffing: How to gather information from computer systems
• Port scanning: How port information is exposed on computer systems
• Password policy and cracking: What to consider when developing password policy
• Vulnerability: How to reduce attacks by enforcing proactive compliance policies

Basics of Security Architecture for Board Members and CXOs
• How architecture defines the structure of a system and makes it explicit
• The fundamentals of layered architecture: presentation, business, data, and service layers
• How the current computer network infrastructure was not designed originally to be secure
• Embedding architecting security into systems from inception


Introduction to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Describing the enterprise’s current and target cybersecurity posture
• Identifying and prioritizing opportunities for improvement
• Assessing and accelerating progress toward the target state
• Communicating with internal and external stakeholders about cybersecurity risk

The Five Core Functions of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
• Identify: Organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risk
• Protect: Safeguards to ensure delivery of critical infrastructure services
• Detect: How to identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event
• Respond: Taking action regarding a detected cybersecurity event
• Recover: Maintaining plans for resilience and to restore any impaired capabilities

Introduction to Intelligence-driven Cyber Network Defenses
• How investigations are based upon the scientific method: observing, hypothesis, evaluation, prediction and validation
• How to leverage cutting edge technology, vigilant people and innovative processes
• How to continuously improve the enterprise process for defending IT assets
• How to empower people to resolve the problem with guidance and mentoring

Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
• Prioritize and scope: Identifying business/mission objectives and high-level priorities
• Orient: Identifying related systems and assets, regulatory requirements, and risk approach
• Create a current profile: Developing a profile by indicating current degree of preparedness
• Conduct a risk assessment: Analyzing the operational environment in order to discern the likelihood of an attack
• Create a target profile: Describing the organization’s desired cybersecurity outcomes
• Determine, analyze, and prioritize gaps: Determining gaps between current and target profiles
• Implement action plan: Deciding which actions to take in regards to identified gaps

Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is produced by Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business and technology executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to

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Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking

Lisa Mishler is the Gallery’s New Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce abstract artist Lisa Mishler has been named the gallery’s latest featured artist. She will now be shown in and promoted in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Jupiter, FL, USA (January 20, 2015) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce abstract artist Lisa Mishler has been named the gallery’s latest featured artist. She will now be shown in and promoted in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.

Lisa Mishler is a prize-winning painter who lives in Tucson, Arizona. She studied photography and media arts in college and spent 20 years as an interior designer. While working full time she also found time for taking art classes and painting. After she retired she continued to develop her painting skills and became certified to teach at The Drawing Studio (TDS). Today she teaches “Abstract Painting” classes at TDS and for a variety of arts organizations in Arizona.

Lisa works mostly in acrylics creating abstract, landscape and portrait pieces. She has become more experimental in this work adding texture using state-of-the-art mediums and incorporating collage on the canvas. Recent mixed media work, while mostly acrylic based, includes watercolor, encaustic and even oil paint as part of her newly evolved experimental approach.

“I want to be known as a versatile artist as I delight in experimentation and discovery.” Said Lisa in a recent conversation. “I am inspired by everyday encounters – my family, my dogs, daily early morning walks through the desert. I bring these experiences to the studio and then I paint”. I’m always amazed by what appears on the canvas.”

Lisa is a signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), a Signature member of Aqueous and an active member in the Southern Arizona Artist Guild (SAAG), Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA), PaperWorks: the Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists, Southern Arizona Wax Artists (SAZWAX) and the Tubac Center of the Arts. Lisa exhibits regularly with these organizations.

Lisa exhibits her work in Simon Gallery of Fine Art Located in Tucson, Arizona and Rain Crow Gallery in Tucson Arizona for her Encausti. Lisa’s art website is

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly themed art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458