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2020 Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Toronto
2020 CYBERSECURITY & FRAUD SUMMIT: TORONTO
September 22-22, 2020
ISMG's Global Summit Series will take place across four continents focusing on global security topics such as fraud and breach prevention and on many key industry verticals such as finance, government, retail, energy and healthcare. All content will be driven by our global editorial team includi...

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2020
GLOBAL SECURITY EXCHANGE (GSX) 2020
September 21-23, 2020
Powered by ASIS International, Global Security Exchange (GSX) multiplies access to the expertise, connections, and innovations our community of global security professionals need to serve as valued leaders and trusted advisors in today’s complex and rapidly evolving enterprise security risk la...

Accenture

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Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.
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EVENTS

2020 Cybersecurity & Fraud Summit: Toronto
2020 CYBERSECURITY & FRAUD SUMMIT: TORONTO
September 22-22, 2020
ISMG's Global Summit Series will take place across four continents focusing on global security topics such as fraud and breach prevention and on many key industry verticals such as finance, government, retail, energy and healthcare. All content will be driven by our global editorial team includi...

Global CISO Executive Summit
GLOBAL CISO EXECUTIVE SUMMIT
September 21-23, 2020
The Governing Body of CISOs who create the agenda understand that there is 'strength in numbers,' and the challenges and opportunities faced by one organization are echoed across many. Through collaboration with our peers, this conference enables us to take advantage of the power of exponent...