Nov 01 2016

The Cost of Cyber Resiliency: Defend and Spend Wisely

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2016  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Kevin Hyde, Managing Director of Layer 8 Security, participated as a cybersecurity expert panelist for The Cost of Cyber Resiliency: Defend and Spend Wisely, an interactive panel, hosted by Layer 8 Security, Odell Studner and Chubb at the Courtyard Marriott on City Avenue.

Attendees learned about cybersecurity, breach response, and regulatory & governance trends.  The panel discussed: changes in the regulatory environment, industry costs and trends for data breaches, breach preparation and responses at all levels of the business and corporate governance responsibilities.

During the Q&A an attendee expressed his interest in cybersecurity and asked the panel what should be the first step in the process of becoming more resilient.  “A company must first acknowledge where they are on a cyber maturity scale, which requires an information risk assessment.  Most companies, even big and sophisticated ones, need help in assessing their current level of security that meets their business needs,” says Kevin Hyde.

The panelists: Ted Schaer, Esquire, Shareholder of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy; Robert Naylor, Senior White House Advisor & Former FCC Chief Information Officer; Kevin Hyde, Managing Director of Layer 8 Security; Beth Gayer, ARM, CPCU Vice President of Odell Studner and Anne Winner, Professional Risk Team Leader for Chubb.

Layer 8 Security focuses on the effective management of cybersecurity at the human layer where business processes and technology intersect.  We offer various services such as compliance risk management, security risk assessments, penetration testing, training, and more. The Layer 8 Security team has extensive experience and training from operations serving in the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, DoD, Special Operations, and Private Industries. Layer 8 Security members have served at home and abroad, and many still serve today in the military Reserve.

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Left to right: Jamie Yadgaroff, Esquire, Ted Schaer, Esquire, Robert Naylor, Kevin Hyde, Beth Gayer and Anne Winner