Cybersecurity: Prepare, Prevent, Comply

Date(s) - 04/09/2019
Time(s): 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
Address: 100 Capital Blvd. Rocky Hill CT 06067

Cybersecurity: Prepare, Prevent, Comply is a morning full of information designed to make you better prepared to prevent a cyber attack on your business, ways to respond to a breach, and steps to meet the increasing compliance demands.

Erich Kron, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, will bring his 18 years’ experience to discuss six low-cost, but vital fundamental security principles that are being overlooked, resulting in significant breaches and disruption in small, medium and global organizations alike.

Closing speaker Mario DiNatale, a cybersecurity strategist, shares real-life scenarios to be aware of and to avoid.

Three breakout sessions are included to address your most pressing cybersecurity needs:

  • Developing an incident response plan
  • Ensuring workplace compliance
  • Providing small IT teams with cybersafety solutions


Conference Agenda:

7:30 am | Check-in & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am | Opening Remarks

  • Bonnie Del Conte, President & CEO, CONNSTEP
  • Jeff Hubbard, Market President, KeyBank

8:50 am | Keynote Address: Erich Kron
Security Awareness Advocate, KnowBe4

9:35 am | Networking Break

9:50 am | Breakout Sessions (you will choose one):

Breakout #1: You’ve Been Hacked! A Cyberattack Enactment
– The importance of creating an incident response plan
– Protect your business from rapidly evolving security threats
– Led by security technology specialists Cooperative Systems

Breakout #2: On the Road to Compliance–Emerging Regulations that May Affect Your Business
– Regulations that may apply to you that you aren’t aware of
– Moderator: Matt Lane, CIO, Janus Associates
– Panelists: Mary Cardin, AVP, Senior Counsel, Privacy Law, The Hartford
– Timothy Backus, President, Har-Conn
– Sean McGrail, President, Integrity Merchant Solutions
– Kevin O’Neil, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Commercial Payments Middle Market Business Development, KeyBank

Breakout #3: IT Department of One–Cybersolutions, Tips & Tricks
– Provide small IT departments with basic solutions that improve cybersafety
– Moderator: Cheryl Lemos, IT Manager, Alinabal
– Will Farmer, Jr., President, Convergent Mission Solutions
– Ari Santiago, President, IT Direct

10:50 am | Networking Break

11:05 am | Closing Address: Mario DiNatale
Cybersecurity Strategist, Cybric
– DevOps & Security: Welcome to the Dumpster Fire

11:50 am | Closing Remarks

11:55 am | Adjourn


Sponsored by:

Sponsors: Key Bank, KnowBe4




Questions? Contact Lise Cliche (860.244.1977)


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