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How Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks are Houston’s Energy and Healthcare Companies?

Tomorrow the Greater Houston Partnership holds its annual Cybersecurity Forum. It’s a gathering of experts and business leaders to discuss how agencies, businesses and organizations can protect themselves against cyber attacks. Since last year’s forum, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, released a new set of cyber standards – guidelines […]

Tomorrow the Greater Houston Partnership holds its annual Cybersecurity Forum. It's a gathering of experts and business leaders to discuss how agencies, businesses and organizations can protect themselves against cyber attacks.

Since last year's forum, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, released a new set of cyber standards – guidelines intended to protect the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. This was after President Barack Obama issued an executive order in 2013 calling for the development of such a framework of standards.

We discuss what those new standards entail, how Houstonians can put them into practice, and cybersecurity in Greater Houston with Umesh Verma, Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership's Cybersecurity Task Force and CEO of Blue Lance.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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