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The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.: Nasdaq Announces New Corporate Threat Preparedness Series -- 'POINT'

Cyber Security to be the Inaugural Topic to Coincide With National Cyber Security Awareness MonthNEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --Nasdaq(Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced
a new global initiative under the acronym, POINT (Perspectives, Opportunities
and Insights on the Next Threat). The quarterly corporate-focused series will
take a best practices approach to identifying the coming corporate threats
and how companies and their boards can prepare for and find opportunities in
these potential threats to their business.

To coincide with October's U.S. National Cyber Security Awareness Month, cyber
security will be the inaugural topic in the Nasdaq POINT Series. Other
planned topics in the series will include activism, M&A, intellectual
property protection, global talent wars, among others. The Nasdaq POINT
Series will be delivered through engaging webinars, white papers and
in-person events - and will include subject matter experts and other
luminaries to share up-to-date information and recommendations.

"The greatest threats to businesses are those that the companies are
unprepared to address," said Adena Friedman, President, Nasdaq. "By creating
POINT, Nasdaq is demonstrating a commitment to our clients by looking around
corners at the approaching threats to their business, and sharing best
practices that are imperative to running a successful regional or global

As part of the POINT initiative's initial focus on cyber security, Nasdaq will
be conducting a variety of activities throughout October and Q4 including:

* An independent research report withTaniumon the challenges facing board of
directors and executive teams around cybersecurity awareness and readiness,
questions to be asked of executive teams, and actionable guidance on how to
have a meaningful board level dialogue around security posture and risk;
* Corporate Solutionsfire side chat client video with Nasdaq CISO Lou Modano
on cyber security challenges and management for corporates;
* October 21 - hostingNational Cyber Security Alliance'sannual cyber day at
MarketSite, including Closing Bell ceremony, press conference and luncheon.
This year's theme is "Challenges and Opportunities to Securing the Internet
of Things."
* October 26 - CIO Thought Leadership Forum on Cyber Security at MarketSite,
hosted by Nasdaq CIO Brad Peterson;
* October 29 -Directors Deskwill host a live panel discussion from Nasdaq
global headquarters for boards and corporate secretaries, "Cybersecurity -
What Board Members Need to Know."

"There is absolutely no disputing that cyber security is easily among the top
five issues that are front and center on the minds of every C-level executive
running a company," said Lou Modano, Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Security Officer. "Our goal with POINT is to aggregate and share
our knowledge and best practices beyond Nasdaq to positively impact how the
capital markets ecosystem advances their cyber security efforts."

More information about the POINT series including access to events will be
made available at:business.nasdaq.com.

About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange
technology, listing, information and public company services across six
continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables
customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with
confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight
for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's
first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70
marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities
transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,600 listed companies with a
market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate
clients. To learn more, visit:nasdaq.com/ambitionorbusiness.nasdaq.com.


CONTACT: Media Contacts

For Nasdaq:
Linda Recupero
(linda.recupero@nasdaq.com or 1-347-978-2911)
Ryan Wells
(ryan.wells@nasdaq.com or +44 (0) 7809 596 390)


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. via Globenewswire


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