Business leaders and their employees are vulnerable to sophisticated cyberattacks collectively called CEO Fraud. These scams target employees by impersonating owners or company leaders in emails or attempting to hack into an executive’s account. By clicking on a link or following instructions in a fraudulent email, a team member can unknowingly give a hacker access to the company’s finances, email accounts, or other confidential information.
Relying on social engineering and hyper-specific targeting, hackers have used CEO fraud tactics to successfully attack 22,000 organizations worldwide and is responsible for losses totaling more than $3 billion. And this is not an issue facing large or multi-national companies; these attacks are happening right here in Lancaster County.
It doesn’t matter where you live or the size of your company. If you have a business and a network, you need to be proactively guarding your company from attacks.
Business Owners, Leaders, and C-Level Executives
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.”
Thomas T. Baldrige is president and CEO of The Lancaster Chamber, an organization with over 1,600 investors dedicated to creating business and community vitality. Mr. Baldrige has held this position since 2000. He received the designation of Certified Chamber Executive in 2008 from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 2003 and 2013, The Lancaster Chamber was judged Chamber of the Year by an organization of its peers. Previously, Mr. Baldrige was president of The Lancaster Alliance, an organization focused on the revitalization of the City of Lancaster.
Mr. Baldrige has also served as executive vice president and director of government and public affairs at The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, assistant director of communications for the Senate of Pennsylvania and scheduling coordinator for Governor Dick Thornburgh.
Mr. Baldrige earned a B.S. from Ithaca College and has completed graduate courses at Elmira College.
Mr. Baldrige recently served as Chair of the board of directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and serves on the boards of Lancaster General Health, Leadership Lancaster, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County, Discover Lancaster, the Workforce Development Board, the Lancaster County Transportation Authority and the City Reinvestment and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Authority.
He resides in Lancaster with his wife Susan. The couple has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Mr. Cappa is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 30 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry the majority of which dedicated to security—both in a cyber and physical environment. Mr. Cappa is highly skilled in recognizing potential security threats and assessing compliance with numerous security standards and regulations. He has performed duties as team lead, supervisor and senior manager in both technical and non-technical delivery environments for multiple industries and sectors (e.g., Chief Information Security Officer for an intergovernmental organization and Director of Security Services in higher education among others).
Mr. Cappa has worked in the management, design, architecture and implementation of security solutions for customers in Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, on multi-million-dollar projects. During his extensive career Mr. Cappa has delivered innovative solutions for the protection of information and assets in general. He is also an active contributor to security professional organizations and working groups like ISC2, NIST, etc
Don has worked in the business continuity and disaster recovery area for over 35 years. His introduction to disaster recovery came in the mid 1980’s as a contributor / team leader in a Lancaster PA Fortune 500 manufacturing company’s development, maintenance, and testing of their Disaster Recovery plan. Since 2001, Don has primarily focused on business continuity and disaster recovery preparation, plan development, and testing within industry and state government. The last 14 years, Don has been working on BCP initiatives for 3 North American insurance companies. He has been at Donegal Insurance for 5 years.
After graduating from Westminster College, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Don has held many Information Technology and business positions. Those positions were application programmer, systems analyst, project leader, project manager, training manager, quality manager, business consultant, and Business Continuity Manager. Don has contributed to the project efforts of manufacturing companies, government agencies, and financial institutions.
Don holds the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRII) designation of Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), Member Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), and the ISACA designation of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). And is an active member of the Mid-Penn chapter Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) and Central PA Infragard chapter.
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.