Big University 2018

Central PA's Premier CyberSecurity & IT Conference

May 24th, 2018

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BIG U 2018: Security Awareness

In today's environment, you no longer need to just worry about staying ahead of your competition; you also need to stay ahead of hackers, viruses, and other cybersecurity threats. Your network infrastructure is the main fortress protecting your company's data and customers' personal information from being released to the world. Do you have the right measures in place to keep your data safe and secure?

Join us for BIG University 2018, where business owners and IT professionals alike will learn about the latest cybersecurity threats facing local businesses – and what can be done about them.

Gain practical insights and advice on improving your IT security and protect your company from a costly data breach. Learn from leading manufacturers on how your network can stay ahead of the latest cybersecurity threats. Enjoy hearing from Frank Abagnale, whose transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been featured in film and literature.

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Conference Details

May 24, 2018

York College of Pennsylvania

Willman Business Center
441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

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Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 am - Registration, Vendor Showcase, Lunch
  • 11:10 - 11:55 am - Bonus Session: Legal Tech Talk
  • 12:00 pm - Session 1
  • 1:15 pm - Session 2
  • 2:15 pm - Break
  • 2:45 pm - Session 3
  • 4:00 pm - Keynote: Frank Abagnale
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Happy Hour, Vendor Showcase

Keynote Speaker: Frank Abagnale

Frank Abagnale is one of the world's most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale's rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world's most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels.

"I chose to immortalize him on film because of what he's done for the country for more than 30 years." - Steven Spielberg

Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of "Pinnacle 400" by CNN Financial News - a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. In 2004 Mr. Abagnale was selected as the spokesperson for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U guide to identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.


Frank Abagnale

Renowned Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can

Educational Tracks

BIG University 2018 will feature 4 distinct learning tracks to choose from. Whether you are an owner/principal, IT manager, or in the construction industry, there is a track dedicated to help you learn and grow.

See the track and session list below, and select the desired learning track when you register. Tracks are reserved first come, first served and will fill up fast. .

Bonus Pre-Conference Session

Legal Tech Talk for Your 21st Century Business | Don Geiter, Scott Landis, and Joe Falcon (Barley Snyder)

Join us for a pre-conference session on emerging legal issues as they relate to cybersecurity and intellectual property. The session includes a fast-paced overview of the hot topics, and will leave plenty of time to respond to your specific legal questions.

Owner / Principal Track

Learn the most effective methods for securing your organization from cybercrime. You will discuss recent attacks and how the organizations could have better protected themselves.

  • SESSION 1: Disaster Recovery - A Case for Business Continuity Management | JD Mulliken (Paytime)
  • SESSION 2: Sucker Punches | Erich Kron (KnowBe4)
  • SESSION 3: Cyber Risk & Insurance: A 2018 Perspective on Claims & Coverage | McConkey Insurance & Benefits

Technical Track 1

Learn about the current security landscape and what businesses like yours need to be aware of across all threat vectors.

  • SESSION 1: Performing & Evaluating Penetration Tests | Jason Beltrame (Cisco)
  • SESSION 2: How to Leverage DNS as an Additional Layer of Security | Nick Kelly (Cisco)
  • SESSION 3: Analyzing Security Risks... Are You Really Protected? | Joe Crehan (Barracuda)

Technical Track 2

In this track, you’ll learn about the ever growing demand for connectivity - even in rural communities - and the proper way to deliver in a secure environment.

  • SESSION 1: The Challenging Growth of WiFi | Bob Hagarman (BIG Wireless)
  • SESSION 2: Understanding Cisco's AMP for Endpoints | Jason Beltrame (Cisco)
  • SESSION 3: Rural Broadband Initiatives: Connectivity to the Masses | Kevin Fitzgibbons (Radwin)

Construction Track

A track dedicated to the challenges and opportunities facing the architecture, engineering, and construction trades, featuring sessions on Viewpoint construction management software.

  • SESSION 1: Office, Team and Field | Matt Redlund and Peggy McCain (Viewpoint)
  • SESSION 2: Protecting Your Information in the Field | Pat Rumbaugh (BIG)
  • SESSION 3: Stacking The Deck: How to Mitigate Risk Against a Cyber Attack | Charles Getty (BIG)

Event Host

BIG University 2018 is hosted by Business Information Group, a leading IT consulting firm based in York, Pennsylvania. BIG supports clients through network design & implementation, software consulting, wireless communication, and managed IT services.


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