Thursday, March 6, 2014

New York Defense and Security Conference Features Session on "Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation"

New York, NY - March 6, 2014 ( newswire), an investor research and news portal covering leading sectors including technology and defense announces cybersecurity sessions and industry panelists for its upcoming Security and Defense Conference, "Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security", to be held both live in New York and online in recorded video on March 11, 2014.

As cybersecurity becomes a leading concern for corporations and Government, the expertise on the industry panel in the morning session will provide insight into this and other leading security issues.
9:35 - 10:25AM
MODERATOR: ROGER CRESSEY, Liberty Group Ventures
PANELISTS: SCOTT GREIPER, Secure Strategy Group; MARTY MARTIN, Crane & Crane Consulting; JANICE KEPHART, The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA)
Exploring the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Implementation- 12:30 - 1:00PM
Under Executive Order, President Obama directed The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to "work with stakeholders to develop a voluntary framework for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure." Kiersten Todt and Roger Cressey supported the NIST in drafting the Cybersecurity framework and soliciting input from the private sector. This session explores the framework, its implementation in key critical infrastructure sectors, and the impact of these cybersecurity policies on the industry and emerging businesses. SPEAKERS: KIERSTEN TODT & ROGER CRESSEY, Liberty Group Ventures
The theme of the conference is 'Game Changing Technologies: The Face and Future of Security' and will be discussing developments in biodefense, biometrics including fingerprint, voice and facial recognition, cyber security and other leading edge technologies. Speakers and presenters will discuss how these issues impact individuals, corporations and governments globally.
Michael Balboni, Former New York State Senator and Founder of RedLand Strategies, Inc. will open the conference agenda at 9:00 a.m. following networking and registration. Mr. Balboni was First Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and as NYS Senator wrote nearly all of the major laws relating to Homeland Security for New York State.
Closing the conference is Mr. Lester Quintana, Senior Vice President for Consulting Services, Cellucci Associates, Inc. Mr. Quintana is a dynamic high-technology Business Executive with a strategic business and tactical operations background; he has held key positions in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies. He has been engaged in Russia, States of the Former Soviet Union, Kuwait, Iraq, and globally sensitive locations.
The conference is free to attend but donations are welcomed to Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. The Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation is a Non-Profit 501 c (3) Corporation formed to assist the Federal Law Enforcement Community (ATF, CBP, DEA, FAMS, FBI, ICE, Secret Service, U S Marshal's) and their families in times of need especially related to Line of Duty deaths along with health or medical issues involving family members. Our Country needs these courageous men and women who wear the uniform in our ongoing fight against domestic and international terrorism and in the general enforcement of our Country's Laws.
FEHSF supports the men and women in Federal Law Enforcement who provide the front line of defense who dedicate themselves to the protection and preservation of our way of life, upholding the laws of our country and protecting our citizens and borders. Aside from the Foundation's Grants Program providing financial assistance often within 24 hours, the Foundation has also established a College Education Fund to benefit children left behind. Our friends in Federal Law Enforcement need us and they deserve our support. We are honored to serve them.
When /where:
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, The New York Hilton Midtown, New York City (1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019) and Online. (Video will be available all day plus archived).
Conference info:
Media, Investors, Service Providers Attend and Register free:
8:00 – 9:00AMRegistration & Networking
9:00 - 9:20AMWhat is the Key to Staying Ahead?
Featured Speaker: MICHAEL BALBONI, Former New York State Senator; Founder RedLand Strategies, Inc.
Full day of speakers and presenting companies followed by:
5:30PMClosing Remarks

SPEAKER: LESTER QUINTANA, Cellucci Associates, Inc.
5:45 – 7:15PMCocktail Reception
See full agenda at
Presenting Companies: Publicly traded and private companies in the sector
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The growing list of speakers and presenters includes Michael Balboni, Former New York State Senator and Founder of RedLand Strategies, Mr. Lester Quintana, Senior Vice President for Consulting Services, Cellucci Associates, Inc., Kris Tuttle, Director of Research for SoundView Technology Group; cybersecurity expert and counterterrorism analyst Roger Cressey*, Partner with Liberty Group Ventures; and Kiersten Todt**, President and Managing Partner of Liberty Group Ventures.
*From 2004 - 2013, Roger Cressey served as an on-air counterterrorism analyst with NBC News, appearing frequently on NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and CNBC.
**Ms. Todt has commented on homeland security and sport security issues in multiple media outlets, including MSNBC, NPR, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal. Her work on sport security has been published in two editions of The International Centre for Sport Security Journal.
Other speakers include Jason Kolbert, Head of Healthcare Research, Senior Managing Director and Biotechnology Analyst, Maxim Group; Manish Thakur, Managing Partner of Hudson Fairfax Group;
Marty Martin, CEO of Crane & Crane Consulting, who also has a background with the CIA, NSA, and the U.S. Army; Scott Greiper, President and Founding Partner of Secure Strategy Group; Scott Sacknoff, President of Spade Defense Index (NYSE: ^DXS); Janice Kephart, Founder and CEO of The Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) and Phil Agcaoili, Chairman, Ponemon Institute Fellows Co-founding Member, Cloud Security Alliance Board Member, Mobile Active Defense.
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Presenting Companies Contact info:
Cali Van Zant 800. 665. 0411
Sponsorship info:
Eric Salvarezza 631. 664. 1311
Media Partners: D. Van Zant 800. 665. 0411
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