L.I. Cybersecurity Conference


"Protecting Your Business: Where to Begin"

Presented by Suffolk County Community College in partnership with DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature, and Legislator Kara Hahn, this topical conference offers regional businesses an opportunity to discuss the practical steps needed to protect their companies from identity theft, data breaches and a wide range of cyber-related challenges. It also creates a mutual opportunity to assess critical areas of need related to information technology.

To develop the workforce required to safeguard digital information, Suffolk County Community College is launching a new Cybersecurity degree. A collaboration between industry and education will help to maintain a successful workforce and this conference represents the first in what will become an annual opportunity to ensure that Suffolk's programs are meeting the cyber needs of the Long Island business community.

The conference is free but registration is required.

Program and materials developed in part with support from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Dept. of Labor Education and Training Administration and the SUNY High Needs grant program but do not necessarily reflect the official position of these agencies who make no guarantees, warranties, or assurances, expressed or implied, including linked information and including, but not limited to, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

Cybersecurity Degree Program

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The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program will prepare students for an entry-level career in the cybersecurity industry.
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Program and Speakers

Date: June 9, 2017

Location: Health, Sports & Education Center (HSEC), Michael J. Grant Campus, Brentwood, NY

Cybersecurity and IT Event with Industry
Presented by Suffolk County Community College in partnership with Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.

Conference Program:

Time Activity Location
7:45 am Coffee and breakfast; vendor displays Field House
8:30 - 8:55 am Welcome and Introduction of Guests
Remarks by Suffolk President Dr. Shaun L. McKay
Remarks by DuWayne Gregory, Presiding Officer, Suffolk County Legislature
Remarks by Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn
Overview of Cybersecurity and IT programs by Professor Peter Maritato
Lecture Hall
8:55 - 9:15 am Keynote Address:

Hon. Michael A.L. Balboni - President and Managing Director, RedLand Strategies

Lecture Hall
9:15 am Coffee and networking Field House
9:30-10:30 am Breakout Sessions:

1. IT Security: Critical Fundamental Steps for Your Small Business

Speakers / Facilitators

Nicholas Barone - Cyber Risk & Response Services, EisnerAmper LLP

Matthew Brown - Vice President, Network Solutions and Technology

2. Intermediate Steps to Enhance Your Business' IT Security

Speakers / Facilitators

John Cooney, Esq. - Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and Partner, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C.

Nicole Della Ragione, Esq. - Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Associate, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C

3. IT Workforce and Training Needs Within the Region (held in Lecture Hall)

Speakers / Facilitators

Peter Dispirito - Chief Information Security Officer, Flushing Bank

Benjamin Sondgeroth - Principal Cybersecurity Engineer, CA Technologies

4. Health IT: Hospital and Medical Record Security

Speakers / Facilitators

Pat M. Darienzo, CISSP - Chief Information Security Officer, Catholic Health Services of Long Island

Stephanie Musso-Mantione - Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer, Stony Brook Medicine Information Technology (SBMIT)

Kathy Hughes, Chief Information Security Officer, Northwell Health

Field House activity with vendors and coffee
10:45-11:45 am Panel Discussion:
  • Features select speakers and Laurin Buchanan, CISSP, Secure Decisions
  • Panel responds to reports from breakout sessions, survey results, and discusses skills gaps in LI's IT workforce;
  • Audience responds to clicker survey;
  • Q&A for panelists
Lecture Hall
11:45 am Conference Closing Field House


Admission to our Cybersecurity and IT Event is free but we require registration ahead of the conference.

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