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February 25, 2015


Cyber Risk Thru the Shareholder Lens


Robert K. Gardner, New World Technology Partners


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Mid-Atlantic ISSA Security Conference

The Baltimore ISSA Chapter is joining forces with the Northern Virginia and DC ISSA Chapters to put on an all day Security Event on April 15, 2015.  The Event will be held at NIST HQ in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be three tracks of exciting speakers. Check the Conference website for more details and registration:


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February 25, 2015, 5:00 PM

Cyber Risk Thru the Shareholder Lens

The rapid rise in the frequency and sophistication of cyber threats presents an
enterprise risk issue that demands more attention from the officers and directors
charged with the stewardship of shareholders’ interests.Corporate enterprise assets, often in
digital form (such as funds, intellectual property, etc.) or executed by digital activity
(transactions, trading algorithms), are threatened by exploitable vulnerabilities
and systemic risks. Shareholder value, which is affected by multiple factors
in price/earnings that can be tied to reputation, brand integrity, and legal and
regulatory exposure, is also subject to the severe impacts of cyber incidents.
We have seen how swiftly an event or paradigm shift can take a toll on shareholder
value. As a Deloitte report, “Disarming the Value Killers: A Risk Management
Study,” notes, “Almost 50% of Global 1000 companies lost 20% or more in share
price in less than a month during the past 10 years—some never recovered. Most
major losses were as a result of a series of high-impact but low-likelihood events.”
To address the risk of cyber attacks ranging from nuisance to catastrophic
and all points in between, corporate executives need to quantify the consequences
of risk scenarios. But first, leaders must understand how their enterprise
operates in today’s cyberspace.

Speaker: Robert K. Gardner - New World Technology Partners

Mr. Gardner formed New World Technology Partners ( in 1977 to incubate and promote advanced technologies and new ventures with business potential and national/public policy implications. His efforts focused upon High Performance Computing and Cyber Risk technologies directed primarily to National Security, Energy, Healthcare and Financial Services applications. 

  • He introduced and promoted intellectual property and launched new business units – for third parties and the NWTP portfolio, including August Systems, Verdix, Meiko Scientific, Cryptek, Phoenix Numeric and Probity Labs. 
  • Under whose auspices he also produces training workshops, speaking engagements, articles & blogs and congressional testimony on the Impact of Cyber Risk – with and for Government Agencies, marquee trade associations, NGOs and Academic Institutions.

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Note: All attendees are required to show a government issued photo ID for entrance to the Chapter meeting. Failure to do so will prevent admission to the meeting.
Note: If you are a  non-US citizen, you must register by January 19th, note your primary country of citizenship when registering and send a follow-up email to and Any  registrations after January 19th will NOT be accepted.

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