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BIG U 2018: Security Awareness

BIG University was held on May 24, 2018 at York College of Pennsylvania in York, PA. Business owners and IT professionals alike learned about the latest cybersecurity threats facing local businesses – and what can be done about them. We also enjoyed a keynote from Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, as well as bestselling author & subject of Catch Me If You Can. Frank recounted his experiences in committing and then preventing fraud, and how technology makes it easier for fraud to be committed.

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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 | JD Mulliken (Paytime)
  • SESSION 2: Sucker Punches | Erich Kron (KnowBe4)
  • SESSION 3: Cyber Risk & Insurance | 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 | 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 | 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: How to Mitigate 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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