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Take the Quiz: What Are the 10 Scariest Security Threats We Face?

Results will be discussed at IEEE Computer Society Sept. 8 Google+ Hangout

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Russian crime ring CyberVog last month made cybersecurity history by amassing the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses. But surprisingly, such major data thefts may not be the most frightening security threats we face.

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Which security threats this year have been the scariest? IEEE Computer Society has created a quick quiz to see how the public's rankings compare to the experts when they gather for the Top 10 Scariest Security Threats Google Hangout on Monday, September 8 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern. Rankings can be submitted at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/take-the-quiz until Tuesday, Sept. 2.

During the Hangout, panelists Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting; Sarath Geethakumar, Senior Director – Global Information Security, VISA; and Will Hurley, Co-founder, Chaotic Moon Studios; will discuss the 10 top security threats of the past year, and their impact and implications for establishing company security. The panelists will share their perspectives and offer insights into how companies can keep their data—and customers' data—out of the hands of cyberthieves.

To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/1rk3bmH. To sign up for this free event, visit http://bit.ly/1sROMha. Hangout attendees will also receive a 25 percent discount to register for Rock Stars of Cybersecurity, Sept. 24 in Austin, Texas.

About the IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society is the world's leading computing membership organization and the trusted information and career-development source for a global workforce of technology leaders including: professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers, and students. The unmatched source for technology information, inspiration, and collaboration, the IEEE Computer Society is the source that computing professionals trust to provide high-quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis. The Computer Society provides a wide range of forums for top minds to come together, including technical conferencespublications, and a comprehensive digital library, unique training webinars,professional training, and the TechLeader Training Partner Program to help organizations increase their staff's technical knowledge and expertise. To find out more about the community for technology leaders, visit http://www.computer.org.

Media Contact: Margo McCall, IEEE Computer Society, (714) 816-2182, [email protected]

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