John Shegerian, Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste and the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, joined a group of noted cybersecurity experts for “Hack Attack Recovery,” a panel discussion at the Cyber Investing Summit held today at the New York Stock Exchange.
The Cyber Investing Summit is an all-day conference focusing on the investment opportunities, trends and strategies available in the rapidly growing cyber security sector. With millions of global breaches taking place each year and the increasing reliance on electronic infrastructure, governments and organizations are spending more on cyber security than ever before. This increased demand for cyber security hardware, software and services provides investors with potential revenue generating opportunities. A broad array of guest speakers, including representatives from the New York Stock Exchange, the US Department of Homeland Security, NYU, Columbia University and many industry leaders, presented on the latest trends, concerns and opportunities.
Presenting to an audience of investment professionals, asset managers, industry experts, financial analysts, media and more, the “Hack Attack Recovery” panel featured Shegerian; Mike Morris, CTO of root9B; and RSA Field Chief Technology Officer Ben Smith. The panel was moderated by Joanna Fields, Founder of Aplomb Strategies.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have been asked to participate in this important discussion alongside such knowledgeable and insightful co-panelists,” said Shegerian. “In this age of frequent cybercrime, identity theft and hardware hacking, it’s time for government agencies, businesses and individuals to all make securing digital data a top priority.”
“No matter who you are or how much you spend on cybersecurity services and software,” added Shegerian, “if you don’t responsibly destroy or recycle your hardware and the information it contains, you are leaving the back door wide open to hackers. Be it a government official’s laptop, a family smartphone or a business tablet, technology today is far too vulnerable to criminal attacks. Our personal privacy, businesses’ proprietary information and even data pertinent to our national security are at stake. The key is for everyone to remember to safely recycle all old and unwanted items at the end of their lifecycles with a trusted recycling company. This final step in the life of an electronic device is now more important than ever.”
Shegerian also noted that ERI currently provides the only dually certified nationwide solution offering 100 percent guaranteed data destruction for consumer electronics devices, e-waste and hardware.