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IT Security Update Seminar

IT Security Update Seminar

Virtual Event
Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 8:30 am to 11:30 am
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8 a.m. Virtual Seminar Link is Live
8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

- Adam Friscia, Central Region Membership Executive, PA Chamber

8:35 a.m.

Opening Keynote: How Our Company Navigated a Ransomware Attack – Forensics behind Recovery

-Robert Scaer, Chairman and CEO, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

-Kevin Switala, Chief Technology Officer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

While IT and HR professionals navigated unprecedented work-place challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks and data breaches surged to the highest levels in history.

Gannett Fleming, Inc., a global leader on infrastructure solutions with planning, design, technology and construction expertise and a cutting-edge approach to IT security, experienced a ransomware attack that temporarily compromised their computer systems in 2020. The company successfully rebuilt their network and recovered their data. Gannett Fleming’s CEO and CTO, will detail how they managed the attack from their respective capacities, including:

  • The CEO’s perspective on key business crisis management lessons learned from the incident; development of a strategic response and crisis communication plan to inform stakeholders; and the role of the C-Suite in planning for and responding to major incidents.
  • The IT Executive’s perspective on key technology lessons learned from the incident; methods to protect organizations against attack; an adaptive philosophy regarding detection and containment of cyber breaches; and guidance on incident recovery strategies.
  • Lessons learned and best practices to secure your company’s data and preserve business continuity.
9:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break - Sponsor Showcase

9:55 a.m.

Technical Approaches to Uncovering and Remediating Malicious Activity

-Clifford Shier, Managing Principal and Cyber Risk Strategist, Unisys

Coupled with preventing ransomware attacks, IT professionals must be diligent about their approach to uncovering the potential for malicious activity, and understand how to remediate this. The speaker will discuss:

  • Common scenarios, based on company data, where most malicious activity and breaches occur, with solutions to implement for prevention
  • Key actions to take when experiencing a breach, including when and how to secure incident response support
  • Case studies of companies who have suffered malicious activity – what they should have done to prevent the problem
  • Best practices for remediation
10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break - Sponsor Showcase
10:50 a.m.

Training Your Workforce to Mitigate IT Vulnerabilities

- David Steele, Partner, Intrada Technologies

With cybercrime claims on the rise and more than two-thirds of employees working remotely, it is critical that companies implement and/or update their IT security policies to protect company data in conjunction with comprehensive employee education and training. The speaker will discuss:

  • Best practices for IT to train employees to mitigate IT vulnerabilities
  • Examples of IT policies that work
  • Red flags for phishing scams that every employee should know
  • The most common email scams and how to deal with questionable attachments
  • Recommended tools and software applications for companies to consider
11:30 p.m. Adjourn

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