Event takes place Oct. 9-10 in Downtown Minneapolis
Burnsville, Minnesota - September 14, 2012 - The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB), as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, is sponsoring Cyber Security Summit 2012 in Minneapolis. This national event, which brings together top experts and leaders from government, business and non-profit sectors, is designed to spotlight cyber threats and promote best practices in regard to data sharing. Attendees will learn to identify online dangers and how to protect their data and sensitive information entrusted to them.
"The BBB is proud to be a sponsor of Cyber Security Summit 2012," said Lisa Jemtrud, Director of the BBB Institute for Marketplace Ethics. "This is a very exciting event for the Twin Cities to host, and it's a terrific opportunity for businesses here in the metro - and nationwide - to acquire some information vital to their security and growth."
High profile data breaches appear to be on the rise among businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. In 2011, a report from The Ponemon Institute stated that the estimated cost of a data breach involving lost or stolen laptop computers - or other mobile data-bearing devices - was $258 per record, 20.5 percent more per compromised record than a general data breach.
Cyber Security Summit 2012 offers a wide variety of keynote addresses, panel discussions and breakout sessions on such topics as: data sharing; identifying cyber threats; protecting children; and how Fortune 500 companies manage data sharing. The two-day event takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Special registration pricing is available for government attendees, full-time faculty, and full-time students. For more information on Cyber Security Summit 2012 and to register, visit www.cybersecuritysummit.org.
"Data security and privacy issues are a top priority for every business today, large and small. We support and applaud the efforts to identify the latest data security threats and share ideas about how best to protect sensitive information," added Jemtrud.
The BBB is participating through their Foundation, The Institute for Marketplace Ethics - Center for Fraud Prevention (minnesota.bbb.org/foundation), and will be an exhibitor at the event.