Cybersecurity Panel to Address Emerging Threats, Regulatory Climate & Post-Breach Reputation Management at Internet Week 2016

New York, April 28, 2016 — Data security isn’t going to get easier for the enterprise in 2016. In fact, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, 11.27 million records have been exposed in data breaches since January. To address the evolving threat landscape and its challenges, Affect, a public relations firm specializing in technology, healthcare and professional services, and LIFARS, a leading digital forensics and cybersecurity intelligence firm, will host a group of data security experts for a panel entitled, “Data Privacy & Cyber Security: Are You Sitting on a Landmine of Data?” during Internet Week 2016.

The panel is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM EST at Workville, in midtown Manhattan. Discussion topics will include techniques to avoid gambling with customer and company data, the emerging threat landscape and advanced hacktivist tactics, the latest regulatory issues and an interactive workshop on crisis and reputation management in the wake of a data breach.

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“Data is a powerful, highly valuable form of currency and it is increasingly difficult to protect it,” said Katie Creaser, Vice President, Affect. “We’ve worked closely with LIFARS to bring together experts from the front lines of the war on cybercrime to share their firsthand experience and insights. We believe this panel will help attendees to better understand the threats to their business and arm them with tangible tools and strategies to mitigate both material and reputational damage.”

To register to attend the panel, visit: The event will take place from 6:00pm – 8:00pm on May 17th at Workville, located at 1412 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY. All event attendees will receive a free half-day pass or $20 full-day pass to take advantage of Workville’s coworking space.

About Affect
Affect is a public relations and social media firm located in New York. Established in 2002, the company specializes in technology, healthcare and professional services. Affect employs a results-driven approach to communications, crafting one-of-a-kind programs to help clients achieve their business goals. As year-round strategic counsel, or a single project resource, Affect leverages its creative talent, unique experience and forward thinking insights to achieve the precise results that its clients seek. Learn more: web:; blog:; Twitter: @teamaffect.

LIFARS is an elite cybersecurity intelligence, digital forensics and incident response firm based in New York City. LIFARS solutions are based on best practices and personal hands-on experience. LIFARS conducts digital forensic investigations, data breach incident response, web application security testing, digital risk assessments and academic research. Learn more:

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