Monday, August 13, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Hilton Naples 
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103

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Jeanne Sweeney 
Above Board Chamber of Florida 

Naples: Avoid Being Hacked - learn ways to protect your data! This event was held in Fort Myers this pass Thursday and everyone was engaged and glad they were there. You don't want to miss the opportunity to find out how to "Protect your Company and Home!' Read below and join us! Also, we are reminding everyone that Our featured Non-Profit is PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee  - Please make sure you bring your dress or dresses to donate that are in good condition to help PACE! Everyone who donates a dress will be in a raffle to win a VIP ticket to their big event on September 7th at the RItz Carlton in Naples! 

Cybercrime is a bigger risk now than ever before due to the sheer number of connected people and devices. You often hear the term ‘cybercrime’ bandied about these days, as it's a bigger risk now than ever before due to the sheer number of connected people and devices. But what is it exactly? In a nutshell, it is simply a crime that has some kind of computer or cyber aspect to it. To go into more detail is not as straightforward, as it takes shape in a variety of different formats. The Above Board Chamber of Florida put together a panel of top experts to help you and your system stay safer! 

Sponsored by Pulse Technology Solutions  James Bryan Caudill-Ritter  and SWFL Veterans Alliance   Lois Bolin

Emcee: Cory O'DonnellDigital Engagement Editor Digital. O'Donnell works to find new ways of connecting and engaging readers with The News-Press journalism.  He helps lead the news-press.com digital consumer experience team, specializing in web, mobile, apps, data analysis, and social media.Cory also serves on The News-Press Editorial Board, separate from the news staff.  He chairs the News-Press Young Professionals Advisory Board, anchored by 16 leading young SW Florida professionals to advise News-Press on issues impacting young lives and their careers. Cory’s media career includes being a digital director, social media manager, commercial producer/editor and photographer. Cory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and Film with a minor in Theatre from the University of Central Missouri. Raised in Missouri, Cory enjoys playing sports, enjoying life in Southwest Florida and learning something new every day. Cory lives with his wife Kirsten in Cape Coral.

Meet our panelists:

  Carrie Kerskie,  President, Griffon Force, LLC and President, Kerskie Group, LLC  Carrie Kerskie is a highly sought-after national speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy. She is the author of the book, Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore. Carrie has been quoted in numerous publications such as Real Simple magazine and TechRepublic.com. She appears regularly on NBC-2, ABC-7, Fox 4, NPR and WINK News. In 2014 Congressman Diaz-Balart lauded Carrie with a Congressional Record for her work on identity theft. In 2015 Carrie was the driving force behind strengthening Florida’s identity theft laws including making business identity theft a crime in the state.  In 2017 the Collier Citizens Council presented Carrie with the inaugural Murray Hendel Civic Achievement award. The award honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the community.

James Bryan Caudill-Ritter, Founder, and CEO at Pulse Technology Solutions. Pulse Technology Solutions has been serving Southwest Florida since 2006, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.  It’s always been our goal to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector, with small business prices.  Our experience has allowed us to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep our prices affordable and our clients up and running. We partner with many types of businesses in the area, and strive to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime, so you can continue to drive your business forward.  Our dedicated staff loves seeing our clients succeed.  Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow.

   Jeff Alluri is an entrepreneur and Principal of Element Technologies, LLC.  Jeff oversees Element’s consulting practice and assisting clients with IT strategies that are explicitly linked with business strategies.  Jeff continues to use his knowledge, experience,  and vision to grow Element into a multifaceted technology firm focused on delivering tailored IT,  cloud, and cyber security services to clients throughout the U.S. Jeff’s career spans over 20 years in all facets of technology. Serving in various roles at local and national law firms where he gained extensive knowledge of law firm operations and software. products specific to the legal industry. Jeff is fluent in all aspects of legal technology, including document management, case management, litigation, eDiscovery, dictation, and mobility.  Jeff has also served as an expert witness in various cases involving technology and litigation throughout his career.

Our featured Non-Profit PACE Center for Girls, Collier at Immokalee  - Make sure you bring your dress or dresses to donate that are in good condition to help PACE! Everyone who donates a dress will be in a raffle to win a VIP ticket to their big event on September 7th at the RItz Carlton in Naples!

Special thanks to our 2018 yearly sponsors

CONRIC PR and Marketing

Pulse Technology Solutions, LLC

Spada Salon & Day Spa

Your Walking Billboard

Charlie McDonald Photography

Lady in Pink Photography

Signarama North Ft, Myers


Naples Register Now! Our Lee County meeting is this Thursday, August 9th at the Crowne Paza Bell Tower from 11:30 to 1:00. Please go to www.aboveboardchamber.com to RSVP today! or call 239-910-7426