Nearly every day, hackers are breaking into company networks to damage, steal, and release sensitive data, potentially putting your company and your customers at risk. If you’re a business leader or IT professional, it’s critical that you stay informed on how best to approach cybersecurity in your organization.

That’s why we recommend Cybersecurity: Corporate Governance and Risk Management, an upcoming cybersecurity event hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership. The breakfast is on Wednesday, October 26th, at Partnership Tower in downtown Houston. Registration will begin at 8:00-8:30 a.m. and the program will run from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Michael McCaul, a U.S. Congressman and Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will discuss the state of cybersecurity in the U.S. and the measures Congress is taking to defend against new threats to our security. The breakfast will also address the issue of cybersecurity as it relates to the Houston business community.


Blue Lance CEO Umesh Verma speaking at last year’s 2015 GHP Cybersecurity Breakfast

During his time in Congress, Chairman McCaul has made cybersecurity a priority. As co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President, Chairman McCaul provided recommendations about improving cybersecurity for the incoming Obama administration. In addition, he wrote the Cyber Security Enhancement Act, aimed at improving the safety of federal networks as well enhancing research and development of ways to strengthen the American cybersecurity workforce. Throughout his career, Chairman McCaul has also worked closely with private tech industry to shape policy. Given his extensive background in cybersecurity, Chairman McCaul promises to be an engaging and informative speaker on the current state of cybersecurity.

The Greater Houston Partnership has made the improvement of cyber security a primary concern as part of its mission to improve the economic and business environment of the city. As the chair of the Partnership’s Cybersecurity Task Force, I assisted other experts across various industries in formulating solutions for threats to Houston businesses, with a particular emphasis on protecting the small and mid-sized businesses that employ a third of the city’s residents. In today’s world, it is necessary to continually track and analyze emerging threats posed by cyber criminals to our privacy, security, and economy.  We hope that this event will provide another valuable resource in continuing our vigilance against the constantly evolving threats posed by cyber attacks to our community.

If you’re interesting in discovering ways to protect your business, we encourage you to register for this event. For members of the Greater Houston Partnership, registration is only $60. Non-member registration is available for $80. Please direct any questions about the event to Terri Kuvach at (713)844-3682 or

Umesh Verma is the award-winning CEO and driving force behind Blue Lance, the global provider of cybersecurity governance solutions. For more than 25 years, Blue Lance’s automated software solutions have been protecting digitally managed corporate assets by assessing, remediating, and monitoring security of information systems. Call Blue Lance at 1-800-856-2586 for your 25-point credentials assessment, or get social with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.