February 21, 2013 06:25 ET

"The Cyber Effect: Global Threats" Online Seminar Helps Companies Be Proactive in Battling Theft and Destruction

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) -, the leading global business online education platform, today announced the availability of the "The Cyber Effect: Global Threats" seminar for company executives, presented by Force9Cyber's John Minotti. The OnDemand Seminar helps companies deal with the growing international threat and attack on their assets.

According to the ProPublica article on August 1, 2012, General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency and who oversees U.S. Cyber Command, cyberattacks are causing "the greatest transfer of wealth in history." He said the theft of intellectual property costs American companies $250 billion a year. That's our future disappearing in front of us," he said, urging Congress to enact legislation to improve America's cyberdefenses.

St. Rose, Louisiana (USA)-based Force9Cyber's Co-founder and Vice President is Pete Ochinko, a retired Special Agent who has served over 20 years with the Secret Service. His duties included developing comprehensive security plans for the President and Vice President of the United States as well as foreign presidents.

Recently, and Force9Cyber signed a partnership to bring international security training and education programs to companies doing business globally. "The Cyber Effect: Global Threats" seminar is the first in the partnership's efforts to bring real-world solutions to the global business community.

"The Cyber Effect: Global Threats" seminar covers: Target U.S.A; Espionage; Technology transfer; Counterfeit parts and electronics; Chinese interests in U.S. business; Trade practices; National security; Impact of electronic theft; U.S.B Devices; Phishing; Cell phone risks; Electronic pick pockets; Computer and cell phone safety tips; What the future holds if we do nothing; and RIOT.

"Businesses operating in the new global economy need to understand that the cyber world is full of danger and threats to company intellectual property and its traveling executives," states Ron Hesse, president & CEO of, adding, "Recent reports have shown it will only get worse and these threats can no longer be ignored."

About Force9Cyber
Force9Cyber's objective is to protect assets and reduce exposure to loss when companies do business internationally. The company brings an unprecedented level of security expertise to its clients forged through years of real world experience. The company's experts come from a wide range of disciplines including the United States Secret Service, Army and Naval Special Forces, US Coast Guard, local law enforcement, international and domestic industry, also, years of experience in the private security industry.

About is a global business online education platform. It helps companies grow and succeed in international markets by providing education and training solutions to global challenges. Solutions are presented by expert practitioners from around the world. OnDemand Seminars, Audio Interviews, Courses and eJournals provide valuable online learning opportunities. Additionally, onsite training programs provide effective solutions to companies' global business needs. Whether your company sources internationally, imports, exports, manufactures in several countries, has joint ventures or plans to do business internationally, you will find valuable help here. Troy-based HCI Group, Ltd. owns and operates and

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    Ron Hesse,
    President & CEO
    HCI Group, Ltd.
    101 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 1400
    Troy, MI 48084 U.S.A.

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