U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Fortune 500 CEOs and Digital Industry Leaders to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a group of federal officials, Fortune 500 CEOs and digital industry leaders will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Department of Homeland Security include Acting Secretary Rand Beers and Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity Phyllis Schneck will join National Cyber Security Alliance, Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and other industry leaders to ring the Opening Bell.

This event also marks the launch of a webpage co-sponsored by National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) that will supply executive audiences with an entry point and roadmap to ascertain the cyber risk to their own companies and devise a plan to manage cyber risk.

Following the Bell Opening, CEO participants will be available to talk to the press during a panel discussion. A lunch will follow, where a group of distinguished government and private sector panelists will discuss the role incentives play in increasing adoption of strong cybersecurity practices by industry. Please contact Krista Alestock for details about the rest of the day's events following the Opening Bell Ceremony.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Monday, October 21, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Krista Alestock
(202) 463-0060

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310

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About National Cyber Security Alliance

The National Cyber Security Alliance is a non-profit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely protect themselves and the technology they use and the digital assets we all share. NCSA board members include: ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Leidos, Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa. Visit www.staysafeonline.org for more information and join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/staysafeonline.

About NASDAQ OMX Group:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)


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