Ticket Summit NYC, the new ticket industry conference launched by TicketNetwork, has added the Federal Trade Commission‘s Northeast Regional Office director to the event’s growing list of speakers. The three-day conference is scheduled for January 6-8 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.

Leonard Gordon, director of the New York-based office, will be a part of “The Hack-Attack” session, which is dedicated to helping ticket companies avoid cyberattacks on their IT systems. The session is a first for the conference, which grew out of the successful four-year-old Ticket Summit that takes place annually in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas show is scheduled for July 15-17 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. In addition to being the creator of Ticket Summit, TicketNetwork is also the parent company of TicketNews.

According to the conference Web site, The Hack-Attack session will help ticket executives protect themselves from identity theft and info-hacks. “Get tips from the experts on how to keep your business safe from hackers,” the description said.

“We are honored to welcome Director Gordon to Ticket Summit,” said Dan Pullium, one of the event’s organizers. “He offers a unique perspective on the issue of identity theft and cyberattacks, and his presence at the conference continues our efforts to bring important government officials before ticketing executives.”

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At the most recent Ticket Summit this past summer in Las Vegas, attorney Avery Gardiner of the U.S. Department of Justice was the keynote speaker.

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