2022 Annual IT Security Conference

Hershey Country Club
1000 E Derry Rd | Hershey, PA 17033-1244
May 5, 2022 | 8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Member Price: $350 | Non Member Price: $425

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Threats to your business’s cyber security network aren’t always the hallmark of outside saboteurs – in fact, many threats come from “bad apple” employees on the inside. Learn how to identify, combat and prevent inner data security threats – among other key issues facing IT today – at the PA Chamber’s 2022 Information Technology Security Conference.

The first presentation of the half-day conference will inform you how to combat internal IT threats – including the steps you should take; how to protect the evidence for internal and court purposes; when to let corporate leadership take the reins on the case, and more. Conference attendees will also hear from a number of other renowned IT experts on a variety of hot topics, including:

  • Best practices for staying ahead of the game with ever-changing security compliance standards;
  • How conducting penetration tests are a great way to identify and address security vulnerabilities;
  • The most frequent attacks on businesses and how to deal with them; and
  • What IT professionals should expect in the changing workplace and some of the top IT legal challenges facing companies.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at this in-person event.

2022 Annual IT Security Conference

Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 4
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 4
(ISC)2 Americas Continuing Professional Education (CPE) 4

For questions on Continuing Education credit certifications for this event, please contact Susan Smith, 717.720.5457 | ssmith@pachamber.org.

Kate Davenport, is the lead Digital Forensics Examiner at Information Network Associates, Inc. (INA), an international investigative and corporate consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Davenport has a B.A. from McDaniel College and a Professional Certificate in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigation from Champlain College. She is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and holds the Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) and Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) certifications from Cellebrite.

Ms. Davenport is the former Digital Forensics Examiner for the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD), where she established a digital forensics lab in accordance with national standards, writing SOPs for evidence management, acquisitions, and tool testing. Her work at MSPD included performing historic cell site analysis, examining devices, and consulting and reviewing discovery, all essential for case preparation for the assigned attorneys. Also at MSPD, she visited FBI and law enforcement labs to perform defense reviews of hard drives and mobile devices for cases involving child pornography. While at MSPD, she discovered a forensic software anomaly and collaborated with NIST to report it.

Ms. Davenport previously worked as a Forensic Technology Associate at BDO Consulting, where she performed field and lab collections as part of a national forensic team. She employed best-evidence practices during fast-paced investigations involving high-profile clients.

Ms. Davenport joined INA in June 2018, to manage their Digital Forensic Unit. She oversees a variety of digital forensics cases including computer, mobile, and cloud forensics. She also conducts historic cell site analysis. She is available to review forensic reports, perform digital forensic examinations, for general consultation regarding cases, to testify, and to give presentations.

Michael McAllister,is a Partner and Leader of RKL’s IS Assurance and Advisory Services Practice. With more than 24 years of experience in accounting and computer science, Michael builds the knowledge bridge between the financial aspects of accounting, and the information technology systems and controls that support each process. He serves clients in a variety of industries, ranging from manufacturing to retail, technology and financial institutions, bringing an extensive background in resolving information security and financial audit risks. The core services provided by Michael and his team include: information technology internal audits; IT governance, reevaluation and design; and QA/IV&V (Quality Assurance, Independent Verification and Validation) engagements. In addition, Michael also boasts deep expertise in System and Organization Control (SOC) services, which include control readiness assessments and gap analysis for SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports. Michael provides SOC services for various types of entities, ranging from national service bureaus, financial institutional support entities and data hosting services.

Ronald Plesco, is a Partner with the law firm of DLA Piper, where he oversees the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. A former prosecutor, Ronald is an internationally known information security and privacy lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in cyber investigations, privacy, threat intelligence, information assurance, identity management, cyber threats and cyber-enabled frauds, data analytics and artificial intelligence. Ronald previously served as CEO of the National Cyber Forensics & Training Alliance (NCFTA), where he managed the development of intelligence that led to more than 400 worldwide cybercrime arrests in four years and prevented over $2 billion in fraud. Notable NCFTA intelligence-led arrests include Ghost Click, Anonymous, Coreflood and multiple online frauds.

Ronald also previously served under Governor Tom Ridge as the Director of Public Safety Policy for Pennsylvania. Immediately after 9/11, he was also selected to serve as chair of the Cyber Attacks Committee for the Pennsylvania Homeland Security Council. He also supported Secretary Tom Ridge at the US Department of Homeland Security in the development and deployment of the National Cyber Security Division, US-CERT, TSA Secure Flight and US-VISIT programs. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Ron was a Principal in KPMG’s Cyber Services practice and concentrated on the healthcare, manufacturing, financial, insurance, retail, and automotive industries. Ron joined KPMG in 2012 after a distinguished career in the private and public sectors and is a frequent speaker internationally.

Joel Prentice, is the Security Engineer for Appalachia Technologies, where his specialty is in penetration testing and malware analysis. Before joining Appalachia Technologies, he served as the Systems Administrator for Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, and in Advance Technical Support for AT&T Mobile. He holds his Master’s degree in Cloud Computing Technology from the University of Maryland.

Sean Stajkowski, is an Intelligence Analyst for the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC), as a member of the Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Unit. His sector concentrations include emergency response planning and monitoring in the areas of transportation and energy across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Sean has participated in emergency preparedness meetings, various cyber threat trainings, and safety presentations for the energy and transportation sectors. He also monitors cyber threats against Pennsylvania infrastructure. He has provided presentations on insider threats, current cyber threat trends, and suspicious activity reporting. Sean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Marywood University.