December 8, 2011

7:30 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:30 a.m.

Overview of Agenda and Introductions
Christine Ebken, moderator for briefing. Technology and business consultant

Opening Remarks
Background on national study on the security preparedness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by interviewing over 250 CEOs/ Presidents within five industries, including: energy, banking and finance, health care, manufacturing and telecommunications.

Dr. Kenneth A. Saban, Associate Professor of Marketing, Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University.

8:45 a.m.

National Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises Executive Survey-Key Findings
Management awareness does influence the security practices within a firm and as such. More attention needs to be directed at keeping management aware of pending threats to the enterprise.

Dr. Stephen Rau, Frank V. and Ann Cahouet Professor, Accounting and Information Systems Chair, Palumbo Donahue School of Business, Duquesne University

9 a.m.

Keynote Address
Donna Dodson, Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Division Chief of the Computer Security Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

9:45 a.m.


10 a.m.

Panel discussion: What cyber security risks do small and medium business face and how can those risks be cost effectively mitigated?
Joseph Jones, COO, Ascent Data
David Brown, CEO and President, Business CyberSecurity, Inc.
Richard E. Archer, Partner, KPMG Advisory Services
Thomas Philbin, Henderson Brothers (tentative)

11 a.m.

Next Steps and Closing Remarks
Dr. Kenneth A. Saban
U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, 14th Congressional District