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  • Written by James Victor
Building off of the momentum of past successful conferences, Golden Networking brings Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com), forum that will bring the latest thinking from security experts to hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting enterprises' information assets.

New York, NY, USA (November 18, 2014) -- When pro-democracy protests erupted in Hong Kong in September, cyber attacks aimed at compromising protesters' mobile phones soon followed. Spread through links in pro-Hong Kong e-mail messages, the mobile remote access tool (mRAT) gave the group behind the attack, the most obvious suspect being the Chinese government, almost total access to the device and its data. Two weeks later, similar espionage attacks were found hidden on compromised websites of organizations supporting the democratic movement.

The attack on Hong Kong citizens underscores the degree to which governments have taken to programs typically associated with hackers and cybercriminals. In fact, our reliance on these technologies has left us open to a variety of threats, says the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cybercriminals continue to compromise users' computers and are increasingly turning their attention to mobile devices. In addition, online thieves have aimed their tools at larger prey, resulting in a string of large data breaches at well-known companies, such as Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase.

Indeed, J.P. Morgan Chase, America's largest bank with $2.39 trillion in assets, announced a few months ago that about 76 million households and 7 million of small-business customers had been affected by a cybersecurity attack in one of the most sweeping disclosed global breaches. The bank said the unknown attackers stole customers' contact information, which included names, email addresses, phone numbers and addresses, affected an amount equivalent to two-thirds of American households.

A brief walk down memory lane of some the biggest recent cyber-attacks now include Adobe Systems, Automated Data Processing, Citigroup, E*Trade Financial, Fidelity Investments, Home Depot, HSBC, Nasdaq OMX, Neiman Marcus, Target and Wal-mart. It is not unlikely to consider that the information of every American has already been compromised in any of these publicly disclosed attacks.

Cyber security is therefore no longer a term to ignore for neither individuals nor corporations. The daily activities of all Americans, the country's economic prominence and global security rely on a safe and resilient cyberspace. Yet the number of cyber-attacks has increased dramatically over the last years, exposing confidential personal and business data, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy overall.

Golden Networking's Cyber Security World Conference 2014 New York City (http://www.CyberSecurityWorldConference.com) will provide a platform for information security authorities and innovative service providers to distil their latest thinking for hundreds of senior executives focused on protecting today's enterprises. Cyber security experts will discuss topics such as protecting individuals and companies against cyber-attacks, biometrics as the future of security, risks brought by mobile computing, and protecting corporate and national infrastructure against foreign attacks.

Topics that Cyber Security World Conference 2014 will discuss include:

• Cyber Security Megatrends Security Professionals can't Ignore Today
• Designing and Managing Effective Information Security Programs
• How Hackers Really Operate to Obtain Financial Data
• Key Considerations about Security in the Internet of Things Age
• Strengthening the Security of Industry-wide Technology Infrastructure
• Cyber Security and its Role in the Overall Security of the United States

Cyber Security World Conference 2014 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 information@goldennetworking.com.

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