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REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT FOR AREA BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCED SEPTEMBER 27TH, FEATURED SPEAKER IS COREY NACHREINER, INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED CYBERSECURITY EXPERT; CHAMBER CYBERSECURITY SURVEY, NOW UNDERWAY, TO BE RELEASED

(Charlottesville, Virginia – August 23)  The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce today announced a regional Cybersecurity Summit presented by Advanced Network Solutions on September 27th at Kardinal Hall, 722 Preston Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m. The Cybersecurity Summit is presented in partnership with Hantzmon Wiebel, BB&T Insurance and the Chamber. There is no charge to attend the Summit.

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The Cybersecurity Summit will include insights from Corey Nachreiner, an international cybersecurity authority, the Summit’s featured speaker.  Mr. Nachreiner is the Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies.  WatchGuard, a Seattle-based international cybersecurity firm, has deployed nearly a million integrated, multi-function threat management appliances worldwide. The results of the Chamber Cybersecurity Survey of regional businesses and organizations will be released in advance of the Cybersecurity Summit.

“Our Chamber applauds these businesses for putting-together this top-flight Cybersecurity Summit,” stated Chamber President Timothy Hulbert.  “More than 60% of small and mid-sized enterprises go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack; more than 70% of data breaches are targeted at firms with less than 100 employees; and, less than 15% of firms rate their in-place protections as highly effective.  This cybersecurity Summit is a must for our Chamber members and all businesses a civic organizations.”

The Cybersecurity Summit is for enterprises of all sizes.  Attendees will learn: the biggest cybersecurity risks locally, nationally, and internationally; predicted shifts in IT security threats over the next 12 months; the biggest security mistakes most organizations make; the most impactful steps organizations can take immediately to protect themselves.  The Cybersecurity Summit also includes: an Executive Overview, Industry Discussion, and Expert Panel Discussion with open Questions & Answers. The regional business and civic organization community will have opportunities to learn about cybersecurity best practices, research, and responses.

Mr. Nachreiner is the author of the highly followed daily security blog “Secplicity – Security Simplified” and delivers a “Daily Security Byte” video on Facebook.  He is a speaker at forums such as Gartner, Infosec, and RSA. He is also a regular contributor to leading publications including CNET, Dark Reading, eWeek, Help Net Security, Information Week, and Infosecurity Magazine.

Cybersecurity Summit online registration for Chamber members and non-Chamber members is open at www.cvillechamber.com/events. Summit attendees receive a copy of the Chamber Cybersecurity Survey.

The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to representing private enterprise, promoting business and enhancing the quality of life in the Greater Charlottesville communities.  Founded in 1913, today 1,200 Chamber member and affiliate member enterprises employ more than 45,000 men and women in Greater Charlottesville, representing an estimated total payroll of more than $1.75billion a year.

ATTACHED:           PHOTO – Corey Nachreiner, Chief Technology Officer, WatchGuard Technologies

Corey Nachreiner

 

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