The Executive Speaker Series invites a panel of experts to discuss business and economic issues critical to Michigan-based businesses.

The series focuses on diverse topics, including changes in the business climate and future trends. The event provides a unique opportunity for networking and discussion among industry leaders, members of the business community, faculty and students.

Executive Speaker Series UM-Dearborn College of Business

October 3, 2019

The Future of Cyber Crimes and Security

October is Cyber Crime Prevention Month. Every few months the media reports major security breaches affecting large and small companies, as well as the private information of millions of individuals. It typically takes U.S. businesses 196 days to discover a security breach, and on average it costs them about $8 million to deal with the aftermath. Although the federal government spends over $15 billion on cyber crime prevention each year, experts estimate that by 2023 more than half of all cyber crimes globally -- some 33 billion stolen records -- will occur in the U.S.

The purpose of this panel is to bring together business leaders to discuss the future of cyber crime and what companies can do to mitigate their risks. Our panel of experts will discuss current and anticipated future cyber crime techniques, as well as how businesses can protect their company and customer information.


Cyndi James, CISSP, CISM, VP, Networks & IT Security, DFCU Financial
Scott Maxwell, Director of Business Development, Focal Point Data Risk
K. Scott Vowels, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Information Security and Tech Risk, Comerica

Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Czarnecki Collegiate Professor, UM-Dearborn College of Business

7:30 am - Registration and networking
8:10 am - Welcome and panel discussion
9:30 am - Conclusion

Michigan Room, Fairlane Center South (Visitors parking is located at FCN Building)
University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Free registration.

Special thanks to our sponsor Comcast Business

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