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The Internet of Things Takes Center Stage as Leading Cybersecurity Experts, CISOs and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

ADVISORY, Oct. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a group of federal officials and digital industry leaders will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market.

Convened by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet and digital privacy, the delegation will feature leading cybersecurity experts and C-suite executives as well as senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Now in its 12th year, NCSAM is co-sponsored by DHS and NCSA, who lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. 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.

In honor of the occasion, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (invited) will ring the Closing Bell, culminating a day-long cybersecurity summit at the Nasdaq where attendees will discuss “Securing the Internet of Things.” In the morning, NCSA will host a C-suite cybersecurity press forum featuring senior executives from AT&T, BlackBerry, Cisco, Ellis & Associates, Intel, PKWARE, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, RSA, the security Division of EMC and Symantec. A luncheon will follow, where a group of distinguished government and private sector panelists will continue the conversation concerning the transformative potential of IoT and its cybersecurity and digital privacy implications.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite at 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, October 19, 2015 – 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:

Hilary Edelstein
(646) 678-2321
Hilary.Edelstein@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 The 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 and digital privacy. Working with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), private sector sponsors and nonprofit collaborators to promote cybersecurity awareness, NCSA board members include representatives from ADP, AT&T, Bank of America, BlackBerry, Comcast Corporation, ESET, Facebook, Google, Intel, Logical Operations, Microsoft, PayPal, PKWARE, RSA - the Security Division of EMC, Raytheon, Symantec, Verizon and Visa. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, nonprofit and academic sectors, NCSA's mission is to educate and empower digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protect themselves and the technology they use, and safeguard the digital assets we all share. NCSA leads initiatives for STOP.THINK.CONNECT., a global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online; Data Privacy Day, celebrated annually on January 28 and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, launched every October. For more information on NCSA, please visit staysafeonline.org/about-us/overview/.

About National Cyber Security Awareness Month:

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Now in its 12th year, NCSAM is co-led by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, the nation's leading nonprofit public-private partnership promoting the safe and secure use of the Internet and digital privacy. Recognized annually in October, NCSAM involves the participation of a multitude of industry leaders ‒ mobilizing individuals, small- and medium-sized businesses, non-profits, academia, multinational corporations and governments. Encouraging digital citizen around the globe to STOP. THINK. CONNECT., NCSAM is harnessing the collective impact of its programs and resources to increase awareness about today's ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape. Visit the NCSAM media room: https://www.staysafeonline.org/about-us/news/media-room/

About Nasdaq:

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, 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 3,600 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit: nasdaq.com/ambition or business.nasdaq.com.

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