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Cyber Risk Conference

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"Sharing information is extremely helpful, but some large companies are now assuming that truly determined hackers cannot be kept out. So they are putting more emphasis on building resilience—the ability to bounce back fast in the event of a breach. It is essential to have a well-conceived recovery plan to test it regularly, says Ed Powers of Deloitte, a consulting firm. In financial services, where a problem at one company could easily trigger a system-wide crisis, regulators are urging banks and other firms to consider resilience across markets."
—From the Cyber Security Special Report "Defending the Digital Frontier," The Economist, July 12, 2014

In collaboration with the College of Computing and Digital Media and the College of Law, DePaul University's Arditti Center for Risk Management is proud to present an annual conference on cyber risk.

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Dr. Christine Izuakor, Manager of Global Security Strategy and Awareness at United Airlines (keynote speaker)
Emerging Technology: Unknown Risks
The Fourth Annual Cyber Risk Conference
Nov. 28, 2017

New and evolving technologies such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning and robotic process automation are now an everyday reality. Similarly, use of the Cloud and third-party systems have grown dramatically as the technology has become more complex.

Business practices are being rapidly transformed in all sectors—from expediting insurance claims, automating financial processes and revolutionizing search algorithms to heralding a paradigm shift in cyber security and military technology. These emerging technologies provide a host of new benefits, but also create a horde of new risks. 

In this conference, we’ll discuss the real impact that these technologies have on all businesses—not just tech-firms. 

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About our previous conferences

The 2016 third annual Cyber Risk Conference focused on the theme, "Speed of Change in Threat, Compliance, and Protection."

The cyber security landscape is rapidly changing in a dynamic interplay of threat, compliance, and protection. As we enter an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things has become a reality. New technologies bring new vulnerabilities. With these new vulnerabilities come new regulations and compliance issues, as well as a race to proactively protect users.

Behavior is also constantly shifting. A generation has now grown up completely at home with these new technologies and thus has a very different perspective towards privacy and protection. These are just a few of the topics discussed in the three panels during the conference.

The second annual Cyber Risk Conference focused on theneed for collaborative efforts between public and private institutions.

What would a large-scale collaboration between public institutions and private companies look like? What kinds of collaboration are actually achievable? How does collaboration work (or not work) now? How do we navigate the difference between compliance and protection? How can greater collaboration shift us more towards the latter than the former?

These issues were discussed during three panels and a keynote speech left by retired Major General USAF Brett Williams, former director of operations, U. S. Cyber Command.

The inaugural Cyber Risk Conference on issues surrounding cyber security.

As the list of companies being cyber attacked grows daily, the needs and questions of the industry are beyond simple solutions, such as "don't click on links in emails."

The 2014 conference began with a demonstration of an actual breach through a live-hacking of a phone. Recognizing that a focus solely on prevention is short sighted, our three expert panelists then followed through the three phases of breach response, providing concrete answers and discussion that attendees could take with them and apply to their own businesses.

Noted cybersecurity expert Peter W. Singer served as keynote speaker.