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Plan. Prepare. Protect: A Cybersecurity Seminar

June 8, 2017, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Sponsored by Cisco

Join us for our second annual cybersecurity seminar. Our event features four presentations that focus exclusively on the cybersecurity landscape.

Plan your defense against cyberattacks.
Prepare for security threats.
Protect your environment.

Attendees will earn 4 continuing education hours for their attendance at this event.

Agenda is subject to change.

8:30 AM – Check in and breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Introductions and Welcome
Mark Cavaliero, Founder and CEO, Carolinas IT

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Social Engineering Experiments
Tyler Booker, Associate Auditor, and Sean Blake, Senior Auditor, Carolinas IT

Do you know if your employees are enforcing your company’s security policies and procedures? More importantly, how effective are your company’s policies and procedures at mitigating social engineering threats? Learn how you can conduct social engineering experiments to ensure your policies and procedures are being enforced at all levels of the company.

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – Incident Response
Greg Manson, Director of Audit and Compliance, Carolinas IT

A clear and concise response is necessary when responding to social engineering incidents. Discover how you can build security policies for incident response to further mitigate risk.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Christopher Scott, Solutions Engineer, Peak 10

Having a reliable Disaster Recovery plan is a critical component of a comprehensive IT strategy. Learn how to build an effective Disaster Recovery plan for your business.

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM – The Risks in Your Control Environment
Greg Manson, Director of Audit and Compliance, Carolinas IT
Jason Rhoades, Principal, and Matt Wilgus, Practice Director, Schellman and Company

Do you know all the risks in your environment? Find out what you can do to tighten controls by working with a certified vendor that has the proper certifications and standards to help validate these controls.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Roundtable discussions
Attendees will rotate tables to discuss agenda topics in detail with presenters

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Wrap up and adjourn

Greg Manson is Director of Audit and Compliance at Carolinas IT. He has 19 years’ experience as an IT Director for organizations in compliant environments including healthcare, medical device and pharmaceuticals. Greg has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Indiana University and an MBA from UNC-Wilmington. Greg is an ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor, passing his exam in the 90th percentile.

Jason Rhoades is a Principal at Schellman & Company, LLC. Jason is a SOC practice leader and assists with methodology and service delivery across all service lines including SOC, PCI-DSS, ISO, FISMA and HIPAA services. Jason also helps assist large and complex customers who have multiple compliances needs helping them strategically align their efforts to maximize cost and efficiencies. Prior to joining Schellman, Jason served as a project manager with a Fortune 500 company where he was responsible for design, implementation, and security of critical applications supporting various business functions.

Christopher Scott is a Solutions Engineer with Peak 10. He started on the Operations side and recently moved to the Sales side. He has 4 years’ experience with Peak 10 in networking, VMware, switch and firewall management, cloud migrations, and disaster recovery design and implementation. Prior to his time at Peak 10, Christopher was a Systems Administrator at a software company.

Matt Wilgus is a Practice Director at Schellman & Company, LLC. Matt leads the Threat and Vulnerability Assessment offerings. In this role, he heads the delivery of Schellman’s penetration testing services related to 3PAO and PCI assessments, as well as other regulatory and compliance programs. Matt has over 17 years of’ experience in information security, with a focus on identifying, exploiting and remediating vulnerabilities, in addition to extensive experience enhancing client security programs while effectively meeting compliance requirements. Prior to joining Schellman, Matt led the Infrastructure Security team of AT&T’s professional services division, which included offerings such as incident response and forensics, secure architecture design, as well as penetration testing and vulnerability management. Matt has a solid background in network and application penetration testing, although over the past 10 years most of his focus has been on the application side, with extensive experience testing some of the most well-known IaaS, PaaS and SaaS providers.

Tyler Booker has been with Carolinas IT since December 2015 providing assistance to the audit team in completing Security Risk Assessments and Microsoft Licensing Audits as an Associate Auditor while also performing the internal audit function in order for the company to remain compliant with AICPA requirements in order to maintain their SOC 2 Type 2. He has an undergraduate degree in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Audit. During his career with Carolinas IT, Mr. Booker was able to successfully obtain the ISACA CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals certification during 2016. Tyler will continue to work with Carolinas IT in an effort to build a set of core competencies in IT governance, information systems security assessment and systems validation.

Sean Blake has over 25 years’ IT experience with 15 years’ experience as an IT Director responsible for ensuring compliance with federal technology regulations. He has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Masters Certificate in Information Assurance from Villanova University. He has validated his experience in IT governance, risk and compliance by securing certifications from ISACA as a Certified Information Systems Auditor in 2007 and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls in 2011. During his career, Mr. Blake has honed his core competencies in IT governance, information systems security, vendor qualification audits and systems validation.


June 8, 2017
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Jennifer Noto


Hamner Conference Center
15 TW Alexander Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27710 United States
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