Phishing and hacking and malware, oh my!

Cyber security threats are real—and sometimes, stranger than fiction.

The latest Equifax mega-breach has brought the need for robust cyber security to the forefront, again.

Cybersecurity is incorrectly viewed as just a technical issue that can be ‘outsourced’ to IT, in an effort to hinder the threats. It’s much more comprehensive than just improving your technical defenses.

Our panel discussion takes a 360-degree on cybersecurity from legal, fiscal, human resource, organizational planning, branding as well as technical dimensions.

When you attend you will:

  •  Find out about common vulnerabilities and attacks
  •  Learn how to defend against cyber attacks
  •  Know your legal responsibilities, if attacked
  •  Gain an understanding of cybersecurity best practices

This 360-degree perspective enables your businesses to better appreciate, prevent, prepare and recover from cybersecurity attacks.

A panel of cybersecurity and identity theft experts from the FBI, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, InfraGard and the private sector will discuss the resources small and mid-size business have in our community when it comes to preventing and dealing with cyber and identity attacks.

Event Details:

October 25, 2017
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Florida Gulf Coast University
Emergent Technologies Institute
16301 Innovation Ln, Fort Myers, FL
(off Alico road)
Only $10
free for students

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Panel and Moderator include:


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Angel Rogas

Angel Rogas: A passionate technology enthusiast obsessed with eliminating the hassle, waste, and headaches of all things digital for businesses in the greater Tampa Bay Area. Angel is CEO of DataCorps, a company dedicated to piloting the support and maintenance of business computer networks.

While working at Wachovia, Angel saw the great tools that enterprise had available and knew he could do the same for small businesses at a price they could afford. Bringing over twenty-four years of IT experience and over thirteen years of business experience to the table, Angel offers a wealth of wisdom that puts his clients’ business first and IT in its rightful supporting role.



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Greg Scansy

Greg Scansy: A graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology and native of Northwest Indiana, Greg moved to Naples in 2008 to escape the horrible winters of NWI and live out my Jimmy Buffet fantasy. Greg is CEO of a cyber security firm called Cybersecurity Defense Solutions. Based out of Fort Myers, FL, Cybersecurity Defense Solutions provides expert Cybersecurity consulting,

training, and products to the SMB and Mid-Enterprise Market. IT Security is very near and dear to Greg’s heart, and feel that every client deserves the absolute best in Cybersecurity at a price that is affordable.

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Lisa Shasteen

Lisa Shasteen: Lisa is a 27-year attorney and CEO of Shasteen & Percy, PA, a boutique firm based in Tampa, FL, focused solely on cybersecurity and data privacy law. A veteran of managing national and regional data breaches, Lisa previously acted as general counsel of an international investment and merchant bank growing companies in the technology sector. Hundreds of laws govern data privacy and security, so attorney-client privilege can be critical in the event of the inevitable incident. Preparation is key to a reasonable security posture, and Lisa enjoys collaborating with technical experts to put protections in place for businesses for a fraction of the cost of breach remediation.



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Dr. Rob Totterdale

Dr. Rob Totterdale: Dr.  Totterdale is an associate professor of Computer Information Systems at FGCU. He has more than 30 years of business, information technology, and management expertise as a senior partner with Accenture, a global consulting and technology services firm. As a partner, he led a number of Fortune 500 organizations in managing complex business process change and systems transformation projects to drive cost savings, operational synergies, and improved profitability. His industry experience includes healthcare, manufacturing/distribution, energy, and high technology.


A Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and a former licensed CPA, he has published in national and international journals and is a contributor to a book on the study of Information Systems. Research interests include: health informatics, technology adoption, social media, globalization and cybersecurity. Dr. Totterdale served on Advisory Boards at West Virginia University and Carnegie Mellon, and is currently a Director at Moorings Park and the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP). In addition, he serves on the SUS Advisory Council for the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and FGCU’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Totterdale teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in security, project management, systems analysis and design, and IT strategy.

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Christopher Tissot

Christopher Tissot: Christopher Tissot is a Special Agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) operating out of the Fort Myers Regional Operations Center. Christopher is currently assigned to the FDLE Cyber High-Tech Crimes Squad focusing on network intrusion intelligence and criminal investigations. Christopher is a sixteen-year law enforcement veteran. Christopher is responsible for investigating cyber-crimes that occur over a ten-county radius in the State of Florida. Christopher is not only responsible for investigating complaints of cyber security related crimes, he is also responsible for creating partnerships with local critical infrastructure organizations (power, water, transportation, etc.) to discuss and share information relating to cyber security. During Christopher’s law enforcement career, he has attended numerous training classes and has obtained many certifications from organizations such as SANS. Christopher is also a digital forensics examiner currently working towards obtaining his certification as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists.



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Christopher Vaden

Christopher Vaden: Christopher is a Systems Programming Consultant with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) operating out of the Fort Myers Regional Operations Center. Christopher is currently assigned to the FDLE Cyber High-Tech Crimes Squad where he is responsible for digital forensics involving child exploitation, network intrusions and other cyber investigations. Christopher is responsible for digital forensics examinations involving cyber-crimes that occur over a ten-county radius in the State of Florida. Christopher joined FDLE in June 2017 after a 25-year career with the Memphis (TN) Police Department. His last assignment was as a Sergeant with the Tennessee Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force where he was assigned to investigate computer crimes related to child exploitation and human trafficking. Christopher has attended numerous training classes and has obtained certifications from organizations such as CompTIA, SANS, and IACIS.




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Paul Vitchock

“Supervisory Special Agent Paul J. Vitchock has investigated computer intrusion matters in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, managed the FBI Eurasian Organized Cyber Crime program at FBIHQ, and most recently served as the FBI Cyber Attaché at the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. SSA Vitchock was also a member of the FBI SWAT teams in Pittsburgh and Washington. SSA Vitchock currently manages the FBI Cyber Squad in Tampa and Orlando which includes criminal and national security investigations. Before joining the FBI, SSA Vitchock spent nine years in the Washington D.C. area working as a network infrastructure and security consultant and manager. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).”


Don’t miss an opportunity to get some A’s to your Q’s.

Cybersecurity is not something to simply consider; it’s critical to cultivate a security-aware culture in your businesses whether you are a start-up or have scaled up to a burgeoning enterprise.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

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