May 15 2015

Cyber Breaches: Four Different Expert Perspectives


Contact: Kat Jimenez, Sales and Marketing Assistant

May 15, 2015  Exton, Pennsylvania – The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technology (PACT) hosted How will you respond to a Cyber Attack: Observe Incident Response Plans in Action, the final cybersecurity seminar in a three part series, featuring Broadpath PR, Cozen O’Connor, Layer 8 Security, and Morris Risk Management on May 7, 2015 at the Philadelphia Marriott West.

One of the panel members, Kevin Hyde, from Layer 8 Security, reflected “As a panelist, it’s always rewarding when the audience is engaged and actively participating – it further demonstrates how relevant cybersecurity and incident response plans are to business professionals today.”  Attendees raised questions regarding cybersecurity issues such as: what constitutes as adequate cyber insurance coverage, when to involve law enforcement, and how to practice proper cyber hygiene.

The panelists: cybersecurity authority, Kevin Hyde, Managing Director of Layer 8 Security; insurance expert, Austin Morris Jr., President of Morris Risk Management; public relations expert, Gretchen Roede, CEO of Broadpath PR; a legal perspective, Matthew Siegel, for three realistic scenarios involving corporate cyber espionage, HIPAA violations resulting in fraudulent claims, and cyber theft from an investment advisor.

Layer 8 Security focuses on the effective management of cybersecurity at the human layer where business processes and technology intersect through various services, such as information risk auditing, penetration testing, and more.  They have extensive experience and training from operations serving in the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, Department of Defense, Special Operations, and Defense and Private Industries.  Layer 8 Security members have served at home and abroad, and many still serve today as Reserve members or contractors.

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Left to right: Kevin Hyde, Layer 8 Security; Gretchen Roede, Broadpath PR; Austin Morris Jr., Morris Risk Management; and Matthew Siegel, Cozen O’Connor

Photograph courtesy of Olek Shestakov

Cyber Breaches: Four Different Expert Perspectives