2019 Information Technology Security Summit

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MassBay Community College

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Please join Towerwall Inc and MassBay Community College for the 7th Annual Information Security Summit!

Twitter: #summitbuzz19

Don't miss this annual regional event - hear about the latest updates and trends in IT security developments, and network with top experts and professionals in the industry. Register today!

Risk based security and why it matters to your organization

This year’s Information Security Summit will deliver information on the latest threats and emerging technologies such as ML, AI, and automation. Join other CISOs and top security and risk management professionals for this special forum designed to enhance your leadership capabilities, and give you the opportunity to gather the data that you need to enable your organization to do business in a world of ever-increasing risk.

MORNING PRESENTATION: The "Industrial Revolution" of Penetration Testing

Presenter: Matthew Fisch, Director of Sales North America, Pcysys

With the increasing exploits and tools hackers use to gain access to a company's IT infrastructure, the need to combat them grows more and more. With a click of a button, the software can identify vulnerabilities, conduct ethical hacking to exploit those vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation based on the actual achievements. It enables organizations to continuously build-up their cyber resilience while focusing remediation efforts on fewer vulnerabilities that are exploitable as well as damage bearing.

Topic Points:

  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of Network Penetration Testing
  • Familiarizing yourself with modern penetration testing techniques
  • Learn how to prioritize vulnerability remediation based on your specific network topology
  • Adopt a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to penetration testing for continuous improvement


1. Best Practices for Securing Your Business in 2019

Data breaches are on the rise and getting their fair share of media attention. It is no longer a question of “if”, but “when” an organization will get breached. So how are organizations preparing for the inevitable? Join this interactive panel of top security experts learn more about:

  • Trends in cyber-attacks, breaches and what's at risk
  • Prevention best practices
  • Solution recommendations for breach detection and response
  • Key factors for CISO success
  • What's on the horizon for 2019

MODERATOR: Michael Corby, CEO and Executive Consultant, M Corby & Associates, Inc.


  1. Kevin Burns, Chief Information Security Officer, Draper
  2. Tony Yodice, Director of Sales – North America, Safe-T
  3. Shi/One-Login, representative TBA

2. Cloud Security: Thinking Beyond the Perimeter

Traditional perimeters vanish as organizations move to the cloud and employees work in a world of both sanctioned and unsanctioned applications. Companies must rethink their approach to securing data in this new environment. How, what and where of protecting the new frontier “Cloud”.

  • Security without boundaries; CASB, DLP, EDR, Inventory

MODERATOR: Paul Ignatius, Head of Cloud Services, PerkinElmer, Inc.


  1. Sophos, representative TBA
  2. Cisco, representative TBA
  3. HP/Aruba, representative TBA

3. Secrets to a Successful User Awareness Program

With 91% of data breaches being the result of human error, security leaders, auditors, and regulators increasingly recognize that a more intentional focus on the human side of security is critical to the protection of organizations. However, organizations have been struggling with and debating the effectiveness of traditional security awareness and training. Our panelists will share results-focused strategies and practical insights on how to build a world-class program.

MODERATOR: Michael Mimo, CSO/Sr. Director of Information Technology, Copyright Clearance Center


  1. Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, KnowBe4

4. Advanced Threat Detection & Vulnerability Management

As cyber-attacks become increasingly common, it is vital for organizations to be armed with the most effective tools and knowledge to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats. Join this interactive Q&A panel with top security experts across the ecosystem to learn more about:

  • Trends in Advanced Threat Detection & Vulnerability Management
  • How to use analytics to fight against cyber-attacks – patching, detection and
  • response
  • What are the common mistakes made when it comes to Advanced Threat
  • Detection implementation?
  • Best practices and recommendations for improving your security posture



  1. Ryan Bates, Sales Engineering Team Lead - New England, Varonis
  2. O'Shea Bowens, Founder & CEO, Null Hat Security

5. Enabling Organizations to do business in a world of ever increasing risk

Remote access and sharing files is a critical business need today. However, many organizations don't have secure file-sharing and remote access which puts them at risk of data loss, lack of compliance and other security threats particularly when employees post sensitive data on the public cloud. In this presentation, Qnext will discuss balancing the needs of security, productivity and convenience for file sharing and remote access by your employees.

PRESENTER: Mark Canning, Business Development MSP Channels, Qnext - Fileflex Enterprise

Attendees of this event will earn 4 CPE credits.

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