Sony Pictures, the target of the worst computer hack in American history, will be represented at a closed-door cyber security summit being hosted today by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles. “This particular event is an off the record discussion that is closed to media,” a Sony spokesman told Deadline.
The summit, which is part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, is being held in partnership with the FBI, the University of Southern California, the Lares Institute, and the National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance. It’s being held at the at the USC Radisson Hotel.
Speakers include U.S. Attorney Eileen M. Decker and USC chief counsel Carol Mauch Amir. The FBI will provide a current threat briefing about the most recent types of cyber attacks and defenses against them. Besides Sony Pictures, which was famously attacked in 2014, other companies represented at the summit include Ernst & Young, Target Corp and IBM.
“Reports of hacking and cyber intrusions have become an everyday occurrence,” Decker said in a statement. “Many in the cyber security arena believe there are two kinds of companies – those that have been the victims of computer intrusions, and those who don’t know they have been victims. The Cyber Security Summit brings together the public, private, and non-profit sectors, to include officials from every level of government, academic and consultant experts, corporate general counsel, and chief information security officers. Our goal is to share information, foster relationships, and protect American business interests from both domestic and foreign threats.”