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Cybersecurity Smarts: Protect Your Data Now


Friday, September 18, 2015
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Program

3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
As businesses expand their use of online tools like cloud computing, mobile devices and apps, the risks of becoming a victim of cybercrime become more real every day. Sophisticated computer hackers are exploiting the vulnerabilities of enterprises large and small, stealing money and information, destroying data and disrupting operations. Taking proper cybersecurity measures is not only smart for your business, it’s an imperative to help ensure its continued success.

Learn how to protect your operation, your customers and your partners. Our panel of cybersecurity experts will provide insights on mobilizing your IT, legal, regulatory, sales and communications teams to minimize exposure to cyber-based threats and planning tips to mitigate damages from cybercrime. 

Keynote Speaker:

Bradford J. Willke, Deputy Director & Cyber Security Advisor (Mid-Atlantic Region), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Mr. Willke is currently serving as the U.S. DHS Cyber Security Advisor for the Mid-Atlantic Region and program manager for the Cyber Security Advisor Initiative, within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications (CS&C). His program works to foster collaboration and coordination on cyber preparedness, risk mitigation and incident response, and provide cyber security resources, including exercises and assessments, across all 18 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) sectors and with state and local government.

About the Panelists:

Dr. Frank Geshwind, PhD, Senior Technical Consultant, AT&T Managed Security Services Center of Excellence
Dr. Frank Geshwind, PhD, is a technologist and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in hands-on management of technology teams and efforts, creating and delivering solutions that map to business strategy, from conception to prototyping and on to product development, launch and growth stages of the technology lifecycle. He is an expert in the design, construction and deployment of scalable high-performance security, Internet, software, and technology products and services, advanced mathematics, engineering and intellectual property.

Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer, TierPoint

Paul Mazzucco is responsible for all TierPoint corporate standards regarding physical, information and network security; and he leads the charge in acquiring and maintaining all industry-specific compliance certifications, including PCI DSS, FISMA and the FedRAMP/NIST Cloud Security standards. A veteran of the IT security market, his background includes security entrepreneur and defense contractor; and he is the principal in Hacker Holdings, Inc. 

Andrew Peabody, Chief Information Officer, The Wistar Institute
From the high-throughput screening of tumor genes to the advanced statistical analysis that drives bioinformatics, scientific computing has become an important tool for cancer and vaccine research at The Wistar Institute. Peabody leads Wistar’s IT department and is tasked with boosting the Institute’s security and network infrastructure during a time of structural change and progress for the organization.

Neeraj Sahni, Vice President, Willis of Pennsylvania
Neeraj Sahni is Vice President of FINEX North America, a national resource for Willis’ efforts on network security, privacy and technology error & omissions risks. Based in New York, Neeraj focuses on insurance solutions to address the security / privacy liability and first party risk associated with in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries.

Scott L. Vernick, Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP
A nationally ranked trial lawyer, Scott represents Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation matters that focus on technology, intellectual property, health care, privacy and data security. Over the past decade, Scott has developed a particular fluency in the rapidly evolving field of privacy and data security. He routinely counsels multinational and mid-sized businesses on how to mitigate risk and overcome the challenges posed by the current state and federal enforcement environment.

Moderated by:
Felicite Moorman, CEO BuLogics, Inc. & StratIS, Llc.
Felicite Moorman is an attorney and parallel entrepreneur with over twenty-five years of experience founding, running, and exiting companies. She has earned an international reputation as a go-to wireless industry expert, developing pioneering strategic partnerships and unprecedented technology strategies and initiatives in the Internet of Things. She currently leads BuLogics, Inc., which designs, builds, and certifies IoT devices, and StratIS, Llc,, which creates software platforms for large scale IoT installations.

**Parking Information**
The closest garage is on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. You can enter from Walnut, or from 38th Street, but only heading North on 38th. There is another garage at 34th and Chestnut Streets, or at Penn Tower, which is on Convention Avenue.


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