Central PA's Premier Cybersecurity & IT Conference

About The Conference

Join us for BIG University 2019: June 6th, 2019

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.

Conference Details

June 6th, 2019

York College of Pennsyvlania
Willman Business Center

441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

Schedule of Events

  • 9:00 am Registration
  • 9:30 am Industry Breakout Sessions
  • 11:00 am Protecting Your Workplace
  • 12:00 pm Lunch / Trade Show Exhibits
  • 1:00 pm Cyber Panel
  • 2:00 pm Break / Coffee
  • 2:30 pm Keynote - Brian Krebs
  • 3:30 pm Networking / Happy Hour

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Brian Krebs Leading Cybercrime Journalist & New York Times Bestselling Author of Spam Nation

Keynote Speaker: Brian Krebs

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,, 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.

Training & Educational Sessions

The core of BIG Univerity is the trianing 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 threates.

Training sessions are first come, first served and have limited capacity. Reserve your spot today!

Industry-Specific Breakout Sessions 09:30 am

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.
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Protecting Your Workforce Sessions 11:00 am

In these sessions, you will learn specific ways you can protect your workforce from phishing, spam, and other cyber attacks.
Select One Workforce Session

Cyber Panel 01:00pm

Our afternoon session includes a panel of experts answering your questions about cybersecurity.

  • Brian Roche (Emcee) Anchor & Investigative Reporter | WGAL

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  • Charles Getty Director of Information Security | Business Information Group

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  • Jason Beltrame Systems Engineer | Cisco Meraki

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  • George Giangi Homeland Security

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  • Kate Davenport, EnCE Digital Forensics Investigator | Information Network Associates, Inc.

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  • Gary Harshbarger Senior Vice President | Gunn Mowery

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  • Donald R. Geiter Partner | Barley Snyder

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Brian Roche (Emcee)

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.

Charles Getty

Director of Information Security

Business Information Group

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.

Experience and Publications

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.”

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Information Technology - Security, Western Governors University
  • Cisco: CCNA (Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching), CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional), CCNA Voice, CCNA Security, CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate), Express Security NGFW Engineer Representative, CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), Cisco Collaboration Architecture Systems Engineer, CNSS 4011 Recognition
  • Microsoft: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate), MCSE Server Infrastructure (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert), MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Toshiba: Toshiba IP Edge Expert
  • CompTIA: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Project+
  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • CMNA (Certified Meraki Network Associate)

Jason Beltrame

Systems Engineer

Cisco Meraki

  • Graduated from DeSales University with BS in CS
  • Been at Cisco for 4.5 years as System Engineer
  • Prior to Cisco, worked on customer side for 16 years in various Network Security roles
  • Author of “Penetration Testing Bootcamp”
  • Co-author of “Penetration testing with a Raspberry Pi”

George Giangi

Homeland Security

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.

Kate Davenport, EnCE

Digital Forensics Investigator

Information Network Associates, Inc.

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.

Gary D. Harshbarger

CPCU, ASLI, ARM, API, AINS, CRM, Senior Vice President

Business Information Group

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.

Donald R. Geiter


Barley Snyder

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.

Event Host

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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