The Digital Drain: Why throwing money at network security is NOT a solution

2015 Investors Choice Conference features Internet security experts with

the lowdown on why modifying digital behavior is the first step in

defending against bad guys in cyberspace

(Salt Lake City – February 2, 2015) – You can deploy all the technology you can afford
to fend off cyber attacks and protect your company’s important data from theft, but if you
fail to realize information security begins with personal responsibility, your valuable
digital assets are wide open.

In the fast-paced world of “first to market” wins, where pressure to raise capital and
invest in new enterprises is highly competitive, digital discipline is the best defense
against hackers.

Behavior – not bucks – is the foundation of real information security practices. At the
intersection of responsibility and accountability, human beings, not machines or
software, will set the rules or suffer the consequences.

Two cyber security experts will conduct an interactive workshop on these issues at the
Annual Investors Choice Conference in Midway, UT, Thursday, February 12, 2015:

What You Need to Know to Avoid Wasting Money Down the Digital Drain:

Investing and Enterprise Building in the Age of Cyber Insecurity

Eric Eder is CEO of Sequris Group, an advanced network security firm that
provides services to some of the nation’s leading companies. Sequris Group
allows its clients to “venture beyond risk” in a global cyber environment that is
now fully defined by risk.

John Harrington is CEO of Verify Research Associates and Senior Researcher
for Blueshift Equity Research, turning his nearly four decades of award-winning
investigative research experience toward Wall Street on the public equity side, as
well as in private equity and venture capital with expertise in technology,
networked communications, network security, data centers and fiber optic data
transmission.

The issues they will cover in this interactive session include:

  • Immersed In Risk – how much digital risk do organizations bring upon themselves by
    just not operating smartly?
  • The art of identifying what needs protecting and what is safe to leave wide open
    Investing and Enterprise Building in the Age of Cyber Insecurity
  • What everyone from the CEO to the receptionist can do to help secure the digital
    enterprise
  • Why sloppy digital behavior and APTs (advanced persistent threats) create open
    access for the Really Bad Guys move in and take over networks
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About the Author:

The Wayne Brown Institute was founded by the late Dr. Wayne Brown in 1983. Dr. Brown held positions in mechanical engineering and served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to his academic postings, he was a founder of Kenway Engineering (HK Systems), TerraTek, NPI (Agridyne Technologies), the Utah Innovation Center (the world’s first venture accelerator/incubator) and Utah Ventures (now Pelion Partners, Utah’s first and largest venture fund). By virtue of his academic, government, and business background, Dr. Brown was a leading authority in technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Many of the world’s science/research parks, innovation centers, and incubators have their roots with Dr. Brown. In addition to his many accomplishments, he has affected the role of government in innovation and entrepreneurship as the architect with Roland Tibbitts of the national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Later, as head of the State’s Science Council he spearheaded legislation to create the Utah Technology Finance Corporation (UTFC, now Innoventures), and Utah’s Centers of Excellence program. He successfully negotiated with the U. S. government to obtain military land for the establishment of the University of Utah’s Research Park, and key in the establishment of the USU Research Park and Timpanogos technology Park in Orem (Novell campus). His knowledge, experience and passion live on in the Wayne Brown Institute, its staff, its investor-led Board, and its countless supporters.