Northeast Annual Cybersecurity Summit 2019

A Cybersecurity Summit that explains risks and impact of cybersecurity for Business and Security Leaders

Pamela Gupta SCCISP and Godha Bapuji SCCISP

With the advent of accelerated digital trends we are currently in what is defined abstractly as Industry 4.0. It describes the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes which include the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIOT), Smart Cities, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.This 1 day conference is carefully curated to provide substantive breadth across traditional and emerging risks from Industry 4.0 such as:

Ransomware (read my Ransomware protection plan, a proactive and comprehensive way to avoid ransomware);

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Smart Cities
  • Internet of Things
  • Threat Intelligence
  • GDPR
  • Cloud Security


The North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit (NEACS) is unique in its focus on providing a business perspective on cybersecurity. In the words of its founder, Pamela Gupta “NEACS is structured to provide Senior management a 1 day workshop to understand impact of Cybersecurity and Risks from emerging technology on their operations and Business Strategy.”

This year’s event will be held October 15, 2019 at the Trumbull Marriott hotel. For information on the agenda and registration please use this website:

Attendees will learn about and discuss essential information for a company to learn to be sustainable and protect themselves against cyber-attacks, including:

§ Workshop on Artificial Intelligence: Essentials of Data Science and AI for Non-Data Scientists & Ethics in The New World of AI for Business and will cover:

Cognitive technologies including artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, natural language processing and speech recognition are transforming our professions.

A deeper look reveals how this transformation creates a future full of opportunities for people who possess strong critical thinking and communication skills and know how to interact with evolving technologies, avoid errors, and achieve the highest order of professional judgment and decision making. 

·        Keynote on Business Email Compromise, Organizations in any industry vertical need to be concerned about these trends, FBI Reports $12.5 Billion in Global Financial Losses Due to Business Email Compromise and Email Account Compromise

  • 4 Tracks on Critical Infrastructure Security, Internet of Things & Smart Cities, Cloud Security and cutting edge developments in Security;

     A more detailed agenda is available on neacs.org/agenda

    Effective cyber security risk management is more than a technology solution. A company, led by its CEO, must integrate cyber risk management into day-to-day operations.

    Today, any business finds itself in an interconnected global network, one that is focused on ease of use and efficiency as opposed to being resilient and resistant to cyber threats.

    It is imperative for business management to understand the components of a good cybersecurity program as it affects their business and create an informed risk posture – understand what risk can be mitigated, accepted or transferred.

    About the North East Annual Cybersecurity Summit:  This is the first collaborative event cooperatively developed with a business and security focus. It is organized, and sponsored by a coalition of local chapters from renowned international associations for audit and security professionals. The coalition comprises:

    Ø International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC)2 – Connecticut Chapter

    Ø The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Westchester/Fairfield County Chapter

    Ø Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – Greater Hartford and New York Metropolitan Chapters 

    “The number and frequency of data breaches is increasing,” says Pamela Gupta, president of ISC2 CT Chapter. “There is a need for a strategic approach so that companies will understand risks of doing business - why they could be targeted, what kind of information is of value to adversaries and how companies can protect themselves.”


    Pamela Gupta, President ISC2 CT, Conference Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Jay Ferron, President ISACA GHC, Steering Committee Member, 

    Karen Alexander, President ISACA NY, Steering Committee Member

    William Feher, past President IIA Fairfield/Westchester, Steering Committee Member

    Peter Chang, President IIA Fairfield/Westchester, Steering Committee Member

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