6 August 2013
FBI Co-Hosts Media-Suck-Up Cyber Security Conference
Mark Leibovich in
Town describes the media-suck-up industry.
Media Advisory: Cyber Security Conference
FBI New York August 06, 2013
FBI Public Information Office 212-384-2100
The FBI will be co-hosting the fourth annual International Conference on
Cyber Security: A White Hat Summit (ICCS 2013) this week with Fordham University.
Press are invited to attend. Check in will be at the press table at the main
entrance of Lowenstein Center, 113 W. 60th Street (at Columbus Avenue). The
press table will be staffed during the entire conference. Please contact
the FBI Public Information Office with any questions. See the ICCS program
for more details:
ICCS by the Numbers
More than 300 attendees
More than 25 countries represented
This is the fourth conference; it is held every 18 months
New Yorks Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos said, The
FBI New York Office is proud to be a co-host of the fourth annual International
Conference on Cyber Security with Fordham University. The FBI has been at
the forefront of the growing threat of cyber security, having established
the first cyber division in the FBI, right here in New York. This conference
is another example of our leadership in the cyber arenathis is the
only conference where the FBI collaborates with a university on global solutions
to confront cyber crime. This years conference will be a success not
only because of the prolific speakers scheduled but also because it builds
relationships between government, private sector, and academia. Wed
like to thank Fordham University for their partnership and important role
in this conference.
At check in, all journalists will be required to submit a valid government
ID and proof of employment/assignment (ID or letter) from their respective
outlets. Holders of NYPD press credentials should also submit those. All
photographic, audio, and video equipment will be checked by security before
admission to the venue (journalists should arrive 15 minutes in advance of
the session(s) they want to attend to allow for checks).
Media are welcome at all public programming, but receptions, luncheons, and
networking events are only open to program participants. Photography, audio,
and video recording are not allowed outside the main venue, McNally Amphitheatre.
ICCS-issued press passes must be visible at all times while you are at the