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MABPNG Presents: "Scientific Espionage: Protecting Your Assets from a Hack"

MABPNG (Massachusetts Bio Pharma Networking Group)

Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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“Scientific Espionage: Protecting Your Assets from a Hack”

Featuring guest speakers from FBI Boston and HUB International

 Monday, October 23, 2017

5:00 – 7:00pm

Vertex Pharmaceuticals - Boston 



No industry is immune to the threat of lost industrial information and intellectual property by foreign entities. As a result, Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property (IP) theft costs U.S. businesses in excess of a trillion dollars each year.

What is more valuable to a pharmaceutical company than the formula of one of its new drugs? Offendersbreaking into firms and stealing trade secrets remains a top threat for the Pharmaceutical sector. Moreover, the US Healthcare industry, specifically patient data, is now the largest target of cyber security attacks, reportedly at greater risk than manufacturing and banking.

Please join us for revealing and timely discussion about the exposures, legal ramification, the cost of a breach, and how to safeguard your company financially.



5:00 – 6:00PM           Registration & Networking/Reception

6:00 – 7:00PM           Program

7:00 – 7:30PM           Networking & Reception



Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property (IP)

Carmine Nigro, Special Agent - FBI Boston

Foreign nations that seek to improve their economies and militaries target U.S. companies. Economic Espionage and Intellectual Property (IP) theft costs U.S. businesses in excess of a trillion dollars each year.  In addition to lost revenue, IP theft often causes employment issues, damage to a company’s reputation, lost investments in research and development, and delays in production.  The FBI will provide an overview of Economic Espionage and best practices to avoid theft.  Additionally, the FBI will give an overview of current cyber threats and review techniques foreign adversaries may employ to target you company's trade secrets.


The Costs and Causes of a Data Breach

Michelle Lopilato, Director of Cyber and Technology Solutions - HUB International

Detect where your company may have an exposure, and the legal ramifications involved when your company is involved in a cyber-hack. Falling victim to a cyber-attack can cost a company millions of dollars, learn how to avoid these costs and safeguard your balance sheet.


Protecting Your Employee’s Identity

Mim Minichiello, President Employee Benefits HUB International

One of the largest credit bureau agencies just experienced a breach potentially impacting half of the US Population. With your identity information thieves can open new credit cards in your name, and then change the billing address so that you can no longer see your increasing bills. Hackers can open bank accounts, clone your ATM cards, take out loans, get a new driver’s license… All in YOUR Name. Learn how to protect your employees.





HUB International New England is a dynamic full service insurance brokerage firm that has proven its ability to impact our clients’ financial and operational success. As part of HUB International Limited, we rank as one of the top ten insurance brokers both globally and in the US, and the largest insurance broker in Massachusetts. Since joining HUB in 2000, HUB New England has acquired the strongest partners in the region to expand its programs, specialties and capabilities. We trace our roots back to some of the most well-known and reputable insurance agencies in the area that operate today as HUB New England. Our business model allows our clients to receive the many benefits of a national network at a local level. Our mission is to provide our clients with superior, cost-effective risk management products and services that will reduce their total cost of risk. We strive to think “Strategy First / Insurance Last.” Our team of specialist are local and available whether you needs are business or personal related.


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Thank you to our friends at HUB International & Vertex Pharmaceuticals for hosting us this month! Complimentary appetizers will be available in addition to a cash bar.

Additional Information:

Parking: Available between the two towers: 50 Northern Ave / 11 Fan Pier Blvd. Average rate is $36 for 2+ hours.

Public Transpiration: 0.6 miles from South Station │Closest Bus Routes: 448, 449, 459, Silver Line

Security: Photo ID required upon arrival





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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
50 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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MABPNG (Massachusetts Bio Pharma Networking Group)

MABPNG is a Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Life Sciences professionals' group. Launched in October 2015, it connects communities across various disciplines & corporate cultures that value relationship building at all stages of industry careers. Meetings are open to professionals in biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic and nutraceutical companies as well as those at non-profits, research foundations and academic institutions. Members of angel, seed, or venture capital financing institutions as well as members of the BioPharma covering media are also welcome.

In addition, we accept & encourage BioPharma related service providers, sales firms and business development professionals. Service providers include recruiting, law firms, real estate, public relations and marketing, consulting, and accounting firms. Sales firms include companies that provide instrumentation, software/IT, and reagents to the life science community. We promote effective leads & resource sharing at our events where people with common backgrounds & interests can exchange information, trends and ideas in a relaxed setting.

Our focus is on finding & developing real career & business connections by meeting & conversing face-to-face with other professionals in the pharma / biotech / med device industries across PA/NJ/MA/NY on a monthly basis in a casual happy hour setting.

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