2021 Annual IT Security Conference

2021 Annual IT Security Conference

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 8 am to Noon
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8 a.m. Sponsor Showcase
8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Comments
— Adam Friscia, Central Region Membership Executive, PA Chamber

8:35 a.m. 

Opening Keynote: The Most Sophisticated, Devastating and Frequent IT Security Attacks/Threats for Business
— John Salat, CISSP, Security Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems

Businesses are constantly under siege by security attacks, and the pandemic has led to a frightening increase in all sorts of threats to American company systems that IT professionals are taxed with monitoring and securing. From one of the world’s leading networking security companies, this keynote will:

  • Provide an overview of what is happening on the threat landscape
  • Discuss the four major areas of attacks on businesses — crypto mining, phishing, Trojan and ransomware — followed by a review of the forensics behind each to provide solutions
  • Best practices to secure your company’s data
9:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break — Sponsor Showcase

9:45 a.m. 

Privacy and Security Issues — Working Remotely; Social Networking
Devin Chwastyk, Chair, Privacy & Data Security Group, McNees Wallace & Nurick

Matthew Weber, CISA, CRISC, CHPCP, CPM, former Information Protection and Compliance Officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Invited)

In light of the pandemic, lines have become so blurred between personal and work devices that privacy is becoming a more critical issue for employers and employees. In addition, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled that if an employee with authorization to certain documents uses this access in an unauthorized manner, the employee does not violate the Computer Fraud & Abuses Act — placing an even greater burden on companies to more stringently restrict employee access to data. This session will cover:

  • New privacy rules governing employers, and legal privacy issues IT must be aware of
  • IT policies that should be in place for remote workers
  • IT’s challenges in securing information for companies and customers with increased use of social media platforms /li>
  • Strategies for companies to guard against “unauthorized employee access” – including IT security protocols and legal ramifications related to insider threats
10:45 a.m.  Refreshment Break – Sponsor Showcase 
11:00 a.m.       

Budgeting and Preparing Your IT Framework
David Hammarberg, Partner, McKonly & Asbury

Michael Hoffner, Partner, McKonly & Asbury

One of IT professionals’ main responsibilities is working with their company’s CFO to budget IT needs. This session will cover:

  • What the CFO expects from IT in crafting a budget
  • The main elements to an IT framework and how to budget for them — considering costs of hardware and software, setting priorities and more
  • How to fit the cloud into the IT budget
  • Strategies to translate risk assessment to dollars invested and secure a company’s data
12:00 Noon