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 exposed. Do you have the right measures in place to ward off hackers and protect your company’s information?
Join us for BIG University 2019, where business owners and IT professionals will learn about the latest cybersecurity threats facing Central PA businesses – and what can be done about them.
Gain practical insights and advice on improving your IT security and protecting your company from a costly data breach. Experience industry-specific educational sessions and panels on cyber security from the experts. Learn from leading manufacturers on how your network can stay ahead of the latest cybersecurity threats. Hear from Brian Krebs, an investigative reporter known for his coverage of cybersecurity and the impact on businesses like yours.
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Brian Krebs Leading Cybercrime Journalist & New York Times Bestselling Author of Spam Nation
When a computer worm - a malicious software program that can spread quickly - locked Brian Krebs out of his home computer in 2001, he felt exposed, vulnerable and utterly fascinated. Since then, Krebs, a seasoned investigative journalist, has dedicated his career to uncovering a particularly dark corner of the Internet and is widely recognized by security experts and criminals alike as the preeminent authority on cybercriminal syndicates and their tools.
On his popular security blog, KrebsOnSecurity.com, Krebs exposes information that can’t be found anywhere else, shedding light on the digital underground and dangerous activities of profit-seeking cybercriminals who make billions off of pharmaceutical sales, malware, spam, heists and data breaches, like the ones at Adobe, Target and Neiman Marcus that Krebs was the first to uncover.
Previously, as a longtime reporter for The Washington Post, Krebs authored hundreds of stories, including eight front-page reports and more than 1,300 posts for the Security Fix blog.
The author of the New York Times bestseller and 2015 PROSE Award winner, Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime - from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door, Krebs provides unprecedented access to the well-hidden world that few outsiders have seen up close.
Krebs has been featured on leading media outlets, including 60 Minutes, CNN, FOX, ABC News, and in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Bloomberg's BusinessWeek.
Entrenched in the criminal underbelly of the Internet, with an innate journalistic drive, Krebs delivers fascinating insights into the inner workings of some of the world’s most significant (and dangerous) cybercriminal syndicates, breaking down their operations and mindsets to provide prevention and detection strategies that individuals and organizations can’t afford to miss.
The core of BIG Univerity is the training sessions. During these sessions, you will get caught up on the latest threats & vulnerabilities facing businesses like yours. You'll also receive actionable advice on how to protect your team and your network from these threats.
Training sessions are first come, first served and have limited capacity. Reserve your spot today!
Learn from local leaders on the technological challenges facing your industry, along with practical steps you can take to secure your data and protect your company.
Select One Breakout Session
In these sessions, you will learn specific ways you can protect your workforce from phishing, spam, and other cyber attacks.
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Our afternoon session includes a panel of experts answering your questions about cybersecurity.
Brian Roche (Emcee) Anchor & Investigative Reporter | WGALRead Bio
Charles Getty Director of Information Security | Business Information GroupRead Bio
Jason Beltrame Systems Engineer | Cisco MerakiRead Bio
George Giangi Homeland SecurityRead Bio
Kate Davenport, EnCE Digital Forensics Investigator | Information Network Associates, Inc.Read Bio
Gary Harshbarger Senior Vice President | Gunn MoweryRead Bio
Donald R. Geiter Partner | Barley SnyderRead Bio
Anchor & Investigative Reporter
Brian Roche co-anchors News 8 at 5:30 each weekday. He is also the 8 On Your Side consumer/investigative reporter for News 8.
Brian's work has been recognized by the Associated Press with the top honor for Enterprise Reporting in Pennsylvania and he's received several Emmy nominations. Brian has more than 30 years experience as a broadcast journalist, anchor and producer.
Brian was born and raised in Scranton, Pa. He graduated from Bishop Hannan High School in Scranton. He received his bachelor of arts in communications from Marywood University in Scranton.
Throughout his college years, Brian was an anchor/reporter for WARM 590 AM in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. While on the radio, he was also the weekend weather personality on WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre. Upon graduation, Brian assumed a full-time position with WBRE as a reporter/anchor where he remained until 1995.
While at WBRE, Brian won several Associated Press Awards for Enterprise Reporting, Public Affairs and Spot News Coverage.
In November of 1995, Brian accepted the position of anchor and managing editor at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brian was the only local news anchor to travel to the scene of a tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and won an award from the Iowa Motion Picture Association for his work.
Brian is a member of the Board of Directors for Tabor Community Services in Lancaster. Brian has also served on the board of the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
He enjoys golfing, biking and home repair projects (really!) But above all, spending time with his active family.
Brian and his wife Kim (the real consumer expert in the family) are the parents of four young adults.
Director of Information Security
Charles started at Business Information Group, Inc. (BIG) in January of 2015, as a Senior Network Architect. Charles vast knowledge, education, and hard work led to his promotion as the Director of Information Security.
Charles has over 25 years of experience dedicated to designing, building and supporting secure computer network programs and infrastructures. Charles began his IT career in 1992 as an account manager at Computer
Resources of America, Inc., a Novell and Microsoft Value Added reseller. In 1995 he became the Service Manager at NetVision, Inc. where he managed a team of network technicians and engineers, as well as, provided level 3 support to clients. In 1999 he opened his own company, Certified Professionals, Inc. The company was an IT Service and Support company serving large businesses in the South Central Pennsylvania region. In 2006 joined another IT firm, IT Solution of America, Inc., as a Partner. IT Solutions of America is a Value Added Reseller and Managed Service Provider for small to medium sized businesses in the South Central Pennsylvania region.
Charles made his move to BIG in 2015 and has grown substantially. Since joining BIG Charles has acquired and maintained several certifications and his Bachelors of Science in Information Technology—Security degree.
Charles has spoken at BIG University 2018 on “How to Mitigate a Cyber Attack.”
George J. Giangi is a consultant with over 30 years experience in the field of emergency management,
business continuity planning, security, counter-terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, workplace
violence prevention, response to active shooter incidents and facility vulnerability assessments.
He currently chairs the Business, Industry & Infrastructure Subcommittee for the South Central PA Counterterrorism Task Force. In this position he has conducted over 150 facility vulnerability assessments for government, private sector and non-profit organizations. Special emphasis of the job includes critical infrastructure protection for public and privately owned and operated critical infrastructure/key resources. This includes interfacing with DHS, FBI and law enforcement to obtain security sensitive information which is shared with the business community for situational awareness.
George has previously held the position of Chairman, Public/Private Partnership Committee for the PA Keystone Emergency Management Association, a member of the PA Safe School Committee, and is currently a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team, PA Agro-Terrorism Committee, Strategic National Stockpile Committee, PA Information & Intelligence Sharing Committee, PA Food Rapid Response Steering Committee and the PA Utilities Critical Infrastructure Advisory Committee. He was also recognized as the 2011 Security Professional of the Year by the ASIS security industry association.
George was hired as Corporate Manager of Emergency preparedness after the Three Mile Island accident to develop an emergency preparedness program at the two nuclear power plants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania owned and operated by the utility. This involved safety and security plan development, training of personnel, conducting drills and exercises as well as interfacing with federal, state and local governments to ensure the safety of plant personnel and the public.
Digital Forensics Investigator
Kate Davenport, EnCE, is a Digital Forensics Examiner at Information Network
Associates, Inc. (INA), an international investigative and corporate consulting
firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Ms. Davenport joined INA in June 2018. She has a B.S. from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Professional Certificate in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigation from Champlain College in Burlington, VT, where she achieved highest honors on the President’s List. She is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE).
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. She has 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.
Digital Forensics is not Ms. Davenport’s first career; she was a landscape designer in Washington, D.C., where she completed a design for the United States Botanical Garden and contributed research for industry guru Joel Lerner’s weekly Washington Post column, Green Scene. Ms. Davenport is available to review forensic reports, perform digital forensic examinations, for general consultation regarding cases, to testify, and to give presentations.
INA offers a variety of services for the corporate and government sectors including intelligence risk mitigation and intelligence analysis, internal investigations, computer forensic analysis, forensic accounting, physical security consulting, and executive protection.
CPCU, ASLI, ARM, API, AINS, CRM, Senior Vice President
Gary graduated from Penn State University in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in Insurance. Except for a tour of duty with the US Army serving in the Republic of Vietnam, he has since been employed in the Insurance Industry for 50 years.
In 1992, Gary joined the Gunn-Mowery, LLC team and is currently Senior Vice President. He managed the Personal Lines Department and Commercial Lines Service Center for 26 years. Since passing the management torch a few years ago, Gary has focused on enhancing our cyber insurance presence. His first experience with cyber insurance was in 2004. Recognizing it’s growing importance in risk management for all businesses, he has become the Gunn-Mowery cyber expert. As a result, he has been asked to participate in numerous seminars on cyber.
In addition to his degree from Penn State, Gary has received the designations of CPCU (Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter), ASLI (Associate in Surplus Lines), ARM (Associate in Risk Management, including Cyber Risk Management), API (Associate in Personal Insurance), AINS (Associate in General Insurance) and CRM (Cyber Risk Management) all from the American Institute of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters. His passion for education extends to teaching classes throughout the year to employees at Gunn-Mowery who are studying for their designations.
Gary resides near Duncannon PA with his wife Elizabeth. They are blessed with 5 children and 13 grandchildren.
Don Geiter, a Lancaster County native, is a partner in the Lancaster office law firm Barley Snyder, which has nearly 100 attorneys. Don leads the firm’s cybersecurity efforts, is the chair of the firm’s Finance & Creditors’ Rights group, and is a member of the firm’s management and technology committees.
Don first became involved in cybersecurity initiatives while he was a law clerk with the Office of Naval Research, U. S. Department of the Navy, in the late 1990s. At a Massachusetts-based law firm, he first started advising clients on emerging technology issues, including cybersecurity, website, and e-commerce matters. Don returned to Lancaster in 2006 to join Barley Snyder, where he continues to advise clients on a broad range of cyber and tech-related matters, including data breaches, cybersecurity compliance and counseling, transactional support and contract review. Don is rounding out his cybersecurity practice by pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity law and policy at the University of Maryland’s Francis Carey School of Law, with an expected graduation in May. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, with recent presentations given to the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
In addition to his cybersecurity practice, Don maintains a busy and balanced business practice that includes advising clients on finance, securities and mergers and acquisitions. His finance practice includes representing lenders and borrowers in complex commercial lending and syndicated transactions, along with representing lenders in multi-party loan restructures and work-outs. Don’s securities practice includes assisting existing companies and start-ups with private debt and equity offerings and the associated registration, exemption and “Blue Sky” requirements. Don also works with a variety of business clients on mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, shareholder relations, and is frequently on engaged on general corporate matters. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report named Don to the “Best Lawyers in America” list in the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Don takes particular pride in serving his hometown community. He serves on the boards of trustees of Lancaster Bible College and Dayspring Christian Academy and also serves on the boards of directors of the Lancaster Safety Coalition and the Salvation Army.
Director of Information
Robert “Rob” Moyer is the Director of Information at Wagman Construction- a General Construction, Heavy Civil, and Geotechnical construction company based in York, PA. He has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, focusing his work mostly on ERP’s, network design, and security.
After graduating from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science, Rob spent fourteen years at Sungard Higher Education (now known as Ellucian) helping to develop a customized ERP. During his fourteen years at Sungard, he held the positions of Consultant, Software Engineer, Project Manager, and Development Manager. Throughout his time at Sungard, Robert managed development teams working on multiple facets of the platform including: the core ERP module, student module, a workflow product, an imaging solution, and a solution that would allow integration between their platform and third-party platforms.
Before reaching his current destination at Wagman, Rob spent time working at Dell as a Product Manager for two years working on the creation and launch of a Master Data Management solution. This solution enabled customers to model, match, synchronize, cleanse and enrich data across domains; creating a consistent representation of data across their organization. Rob has been working at Wagman Construction for the past three years, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to the Director of Information role. Since starting, Rob has been involved in the implementation of a new imaging product (OnBase), ERP (Viewpoint), phone system, and network. He has been leading Wagman in new data and security policies while testing and training end users on cyber security. Rob serves as an active member on the York Central Market board of directors. He also enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball in his spare time.
Shonna Stock Cardello is the President of White Rose Settlement Services and a founding partner when the company opened in July, 1996. She is a licensed title agent and has earned the designation of Certified Land Title Professional and in 2015 was awarded the National Title Professional designation by the American Land Title Association (ALTA). Shonna has been in the title industry since 1992 and is responsible for performing settlements and the managing and marketing of the company.
A graduate of West York Area High School, she also graduated magna cum laude from Hagerstown Business College. She holds an Associates of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies and is involved in numerous organizations. Shonna currently is a TIPAC Board of Director for ALTA and is the Pennsylvania Trustee, and also serves on the Title Action Network (TAN) and Government Affairs committees for ALTA. She is a Life Director of the Pennsylvania Builders Association and President of the York Builders Association. Ms. Cardello was President during the Charter Year of the Womens’ Council of the York County Builders Association. Shonna serves, and has served, on many committees for the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties (RAYAC) and the Pennsylvania Land Title Association. She a past Board Member of the PA Association of Mortgage Brokers and the Out Door Country Club, has volunteered with the Children’s Home of York and Junior Achievement, as well as her church. In her spare time Shonna enjoys traveling, reading , fostering White German Shepard dogs and spending time with family and friends.
Sr. Informational Assurance Advisor
Gerry Donofry is a Philadelphia native who moved to Mannheim Township in Lancaster Pa. in 1998. After moving to Lancaster, Gerry worked for Ephrata Community Hospital as the Network Manager before becoming the Hospitals’ first IT Security Manager. Now employed at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Gerry is part of Penn Medicine’s CyberSecurity Team. His main responsibilities include PCI, Phishing, Risk & Security Assessments, & Security Awareness Training. He enjoys music, sports (Eagles) and hanging out with his wife binge-watching Netflix and Jeopardy. He has two daughters, a granddaughter and a boxer.
Assoc. Professor of Business Admin & Cybersecurity
Dr. Tamara Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Cybersecurity, a retired Air Force Officer, an independent consultant, and recognized innovator with over 20 years of National Security experience. Tamara was the Chief Technology Officer for Air Force Enterprise Networking, where her thought leadership informed the standup of Cyber Command and the design of various command centers supporting Joint Space, Cyber, and Global Strategic Operations as well as the National Military Command Center. Her work at the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan earned her the 2011 Information Operations Officer of the Year and an Honorable Mention for the 2011 Massachusetts Veteran of the Year. Comfortable with ambiguity and the complexity of today's information driven organizations, Tamara is a skilled information and cyber strategist known for her game-changing, collaborative approaches to drive technological, cultural and process innovation. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, her M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, and her Doctorate of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Her research specialty is advanced cyber strategy, and she is the creator of the Dynamic Cyber-Based View of the Firm.
Director of AEC Network Services
Pat started at Business Information Group, Inc.as a network technician shortly after obtaining his Computer Systems Specialist degree at York Technical Institute. Pat began his career at BIG as part of the construction team, a dedicated group of individuals that focus strictly on clients in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industries. Pat consistently went above and beyond to get the job done, working long hours and weekends to ensure clients were taken care of, which ultimately led to the promotion of his current position at BIG. Pat continues to ensure that clients have peace of mind when their networks are in our hands. Pat is very familiar with the AEC industry and the technologies in which they use, including Viewpoint, Sage, Autodesk, Bluebeam, Deltek, Heavy Bid, Heavy Job and On Screen Take Off. Knowing the industry allows Pat to provide knowledgeable system and software recommendations and assist our development team with software implementations. Pat has also coordinated both planned and emergency enterprise networks relocations.
Sr. Cisco Sales Engineer Supervisor
Jeff is currently the Sr. Cisco Sales Engineer Supervisor at D&H Distributing and has been in the distribution business for 23 years. For over 10 years, Jeff has been specializing in in all aspects of wireless and networking. Jeff also holds a Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
Chris Nico is the Outside Channel Manager for Barracuda in NYC Metro, NJ, PA East. With ~10 years technology sales experience in the flash data storage & cyber security industry and a pedigree developed at Nimbus, Whiptail, Fusion-io, SolidFire, Tintri & Barracuda Networks, Chris understands how application acceleration & security equals success for his partners.
John is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and co-founder of Business Information Group, Inc. (BIG) and BIG Wireless LLC. John and his broth- er, Scott, started BIG in 1992 which since has grown into a respected IT Consulting, Software Consulting, and Wireless provider locally and nationally, employing over 100 people.
Experience and Publications John received his degree in Computer Science from York College of Pennsylvania while working at York Adams Tax Bureau redesigning the local tax collection software. After graduating, he worked as a computer programmer at Comsen Communications. He later became the Micro computer Technology Director for Fox Pool Corporation. Using the knowledge and experience of early networking and PC technology, John and Scott started BIG. They incorporated the business in 1992 and created a wholly-owned Subsidiary, BIG Wireless LLC in 2005. Since BIG’s inception, John has de- signed over 200 local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN) nationwide, and was instrumental in the design & project management of the largest wireless, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and data community network in the County of York, PA. The community network supports over 3500 users from 30 different public, corporate, and private organizations.
John helped develop the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) Wireless Design Standards manual in 2012 and is used in the BICSI certification process for wireless professionals. He was interviewed by Allan Hirsch of AHA Business Radio in April 2018 to discuss his experience, hardships, and advice on how to run a successful business. In addition to speaking at several events on behalf of BIG, John has also written articles various publications.
Education & Certifications
BIG University 2019 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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