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RILA to join federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Arlington, VA, 2014-10-21— /EPR Retail News/ — Tuesday, The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will join a group of federal officials and leading cybersecurity C-suite executives and experts across retail, financial services and corporate America at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to close the market in celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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.

“RILA is committed to working with all stakeholders in the payments ecosystem to ensure a safer and more secure environment for our consumers,” said Sandy Kennedy, President of RILA. “As we have seen, the increasingly sophisticated threat posed by cyber criminals is not unique to any one business, institution, industry or government. In the spirit of NCSAM’s theme, our shared responsibility, public- and private-sector must continue to work together to improve debit and credit card security, identify threats and share information to best defend against cyber attacks.”

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         ​

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About Retail Industry Leaders Association:
RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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:

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

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