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SCTE Symposium Keynoters to Tackle Cyber-Threats

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and CableLabs have tapped two renowned cyber-threats experts to keynote the Cybersecurity Symposium, a full-day event set for October 13, in tandem with the Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans.

John N. Stewart, SVP, chief security and trust officer at Cisco Systems; and Chris Roberts, founder and CTO of  One World Labs, will keynote the all-day event, which will address ways in which cable system operators can protect their networks and their customers from cyber-attacks.

Roberts made national headlines last month (opens in new tab) when he was removed from a United Airlines flight following comments he posted on Twitter claiming he knew how to hack United’s onboard systems. One World is security intelligence firm based in Denver that identifies risks before they’re exploited.

At Cisco, Stewart leads efforts to protecting the company’s public and private customer.

“As last year’s string of high-profile breaches showed, none of our businesses are immune from cyber-attacks,” Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE and its global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), said in a statement. “The lessons we can learn from John N. Stewart, Chris Roberts and our symposium experts will help us to anticipate, prevent and respond to cyber threats that could jeopardize our services and our customers’ networks in the future.”

The Cybersecurity Symposium is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM CT at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Oct. 13.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015 is scheduled for Oct. 13-16.