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ERI’s John Shegerian Leads ‘Protecting Your Brand’ Panel at Cyber Investing Summit

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John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI,
the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company, led a panel discussion on ‘Protecting Your Brand’ in the age of
data security and privacy threats as part of a panel discussion at the Cyber
Investing Summit
last Thursday at Convene – Financial District in
New York City.

Attendees at the fourth annual Cyber Investing Summit explored the
financial opportunities, trends, challenges, and investment strategies
available in the high growth cyber security sector. Participants
included more than 200 of the leading cyber professionals, technology
analysts, venture capitalists, fund managers, investment advisors,
government experts, and more.

Shegerian spoke with panelists Stephen Fridakis, Chief Information
Security Officer at HBO; Cody Oliver, Senior Manager of Investment
Recovery for Verizon; and John Sowder, Information Technology Director
for the Major League Baseball Players Association; about some of the
best practices for brand protection and the role technology plays in
that process.

“In this age of rampant cybercrime, identity theft and hardware hacking,
it’s time for government agencies, businesses and individuals to find
ways to come together and create innovative partnerships to help protect
digital data as a crucial top priority,” said Shegerian. “At this point,
to protect data is to protect a brand and all its customers and
constituents. It has been an honor to be asked to lead the discussion at
this vitally important conference and hear such enlightening insights
and anecdotes from such knowledgeable thought leaders from such iconic

“We were thrilled to have ERI participate in the 4th annual
Cyber Investing Summit,” said Cyber Investing Summit Co-Founder and CEO
Lindsey Lachman. “Data security and the issues surrounding it continue
to be evolving and urgently important situations right now in virtually
all sectors, so we focused on providing panel discussions packed with
thought leaders. It’s great to have an expert like John Shegerian of
ERI, who are innovators in the cyber security and data destruction
fields, help lead the conversation.”

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company in the United States. ERI is
at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security
oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every
type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI
has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic
waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code
in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people
and the environment.
For more information about e-waste recycling
and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit