Prevent and Prepare: Addressing Network Security in a New Reality – A CNP Expo Session Spotlight

April 23, 2015

Prevent and Prepare: Addressing Network Security in a New Reality - A CNP Expo Session Spotlight Paraphrasing former White House Security Czar Richard Clarke, there are two kinds of companies: those that have been breached already and those that will be. Hackers will continue to relentlessly attack, whether a company is large or small, e-commerce or card present, in healthcare, education, or some other vertical. Any entity storing personal or business data should be protecting themselves against threats like these.  But focusing only on prevention could leave you unprepared if the worst comes to pass.

By preparing for the aftermath of a successful breach, a company can avoid the sense of panic that will inevitably lead to mistakes. You have two choices: wait for an attack and learn everything you need to do in response—notifying customers and state governments, hiring a QSA, possibly outsourcing customer support due to high call volumes and controlling the media storm—over a few months pre-breach or within a couple sleepless nights post-breach. Companies that prepare for a possible breach become stronger and may prevent one from ever occurring.

This topic will be discussed in depth at a special session during the upcoming 2015 CNP Expo. Experts from law firm Ropes & Gray (which advised Target, Neiman Marcus and other high-profile breach victims), Red Seal, Lancera and Tenable, along with’s in-house security expert Giles Witherspoon-Boyd, will be sharing best practices and tales of caution for merchants of all sizes and verticals to learn from. This session will help your company lead by example, rather than finding itself in the headlines.

Join this session and many more at the 2015 CNP Expo, May 18-21 in Orlando, Fla., where you will get 40 hours of professional training directly benefitting your business. Click here to register .