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I am honored to have been invited to speak at the upcoming Tech Valley Cybersecurity Symposium, where I will share my expertise on the latest trends and threats in cybersecurity. I am confident that my presentation will provide valuable insights to help businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks.

Are you prepared? Join us at LogicalNet’s 2nd annual Cybersecurity Symposium where leading national security experts share concrete advice on protecting your business. Learn about industry standard best security practices, how to obtain the best cyber insurance at competitive pricing, & new threats like AI-driven voice hacking. Held on October 3, 2023 at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady NY, this symposium is designed for business owners and key executives with over 400 attendees expected.

In today’s environment, your security posture should be one of expecting constant attacks and anticipating an increasing sophistication of attacks. Register now to see how your current approach matches up against best-of-breed cyber security recommendations.

To see an overview of last year’s successful Cybersecurity Symposium, please visit our 2022 Highlights page. If your organization is interested in sponsoring this year’s event, check out our sponsorship packages. Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or special requests. Admission to this event is free for business owners & key executives of companies & organizations (i.e. C-Level, CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, IT Directors, etc.).

When: TUESDAY OCT 3, 2023

Registration: Click here


               1 RUSH STREET, SCHENECTADY, NY 12305

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8:00–9:00am Registration, breakfast
9:00–9:05am Welcome (LogicalNet)
9:05–10:00am Keynote
10:00–10:40am Industry Best Practices for Securing Your Business
10:40–11:00am Break
11:00–11:45am How to Obtain the Proper Cyber Insurance for Your Business
11:45–12:30pm Panel Session: Emerging Threats in Cybersecurity
12:30–1:00pm Lunch
12:45–1:15pm How a Hacker Penetrates Your Business
2:00pm Closing


  • Wes Spencer Vice President, CyberFOX
  • Shehzad Mirza , Chief Security Officer, CyberWa
  • Brendan Hall , Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Thomas Hallisey , Digital Health Strategy Director, HANYS
  • James Morrison National Cyber Security Specialist, Intelisys
  • Jim Peterson Principal Solution Advisor, ConnectWise
  • Michelle Merola Data Privacy & Security Lawyer | Associate General Counsel, Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Dr. Erdal Ozkaya Chief Information Officer, Xcitium
  • Tyler Wrightson Founder, Leet Cyber Security

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As a cybersecurity expert with over 25 years of experience. I’m here today to talk to you about the importance of cybersecurity and the steps that you can take to protect your business.

As you know, the threat landscape is constantly evolving. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated and they’re always looking for new ways to exploit vulnerabilities in your systems. That’s why it’s so important to have a strong cybersecurity posture.

Here are some industry-standard best practices for securing your business:

  • Use strong passwords and don’t reuse them across multiple accounts.
  • Encrypt your data.
  • Keep your software up to date.
  • Implement a firewall and intrusion detection system.
  • Have a plan for responding to a cyberattack.

Cyber insurance can also be a valuable tool for protecting your business. Cyber insurance can help to cover the costs of a cyberattack, such as the cost of restoring data, the cost of hiring a lawyer, and the cost of public relations.

In addition to the traditional threats, there are also some emerging threats that businesses need to be aware of. For example, AI-driven voice hacking is a new technique that hackers are using to impersonate real people over the phone. Supply chain attacks are another emerging threat. These attacks involve targeting the suppliers of a business in order to gain access to their systems.

By understanding the threats that your business faces, you can take steps to protect yourself. I encourage you to learn more about cybersecurity and to implement the best practices that I’ve discussed today. Thank you for your time

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