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Leading Cybersecurity Experts, CISOs, White House and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

ADVISORY, Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- --

What:

In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a group of federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives and experts across retail, financial services and corporate America will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market.

Convened by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to educating and empowering a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely, the delegation will feature senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) led by Undersecretary Suzanne Spaulding and Deputy Assistant Secretary Greg Touhill as well as White House Senior Director for Cybersecurity, Ari Schwartz. Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and other digital industry leaders will ring the Closing Bell.

Now in its 11th year, NCSAM is co-sponsored by DHS in cooperation with the NCSA and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Observed annually in October, NCSAM includes the participation of a multitude of industry leaders – reaching consumers, small- and medium-size businesses, corporations and educational institutions.

On Wednesday, October 22nd, NCSA, RILA and BENS will host a C-suite cybersecurity forum where senior executives will be available to talk to the press. A luncheon will follow, where a group of distinguished government and private sector panelists will discuss “The Business of Cybersecurity: Lessons Learned and What’s Next” and the need for coordination and collaboration among industries.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

National Cyber Security Alliance Media Contact:

Tola St. Matthew-Daniel
(917) 818-6196
NCSA@thatcherandco.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About National Cyber Security Alliance:

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is the nation's leading nonprofit public private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet. Working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), private sector sponsors and non-profit collaborators to promote cybersecurity awareness, NCSA board members include representatives from ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast Corporation, EMC Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Leidos, McAfee, Microsoft, PayPal, Symantec, Trend Micro, Verizon and Visa. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, NCSA’s mission is to educate and empower a digital citizenry to use the Internet securely and safely, protect themselves and the technology they use, and protect the digital assets we all share. For more information on NCSA please visit: http://www.staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.