Information Security Summit


Thursday May 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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MassBay Community College 
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

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Thank you to all of the sponsors, speakers, and attendees who joined us for the 2013 Information Security Summit!

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Content is the lifeblood of every organization. The way we create, consume and communicate has radically changed in the last several years – and so must the security systems we use to defend it. Today, attacks on company data are more sophisticated and targeted, and most are aimed at stealing precious data. Every channel of communication is vulnerable; from email and mobile computing devices to a multitude of web-enabled technologies. If it’s hard for large, sophisticated businesses to keep up with the latest security challenges, it’s an even more daunting task for smaller and medium sized businesses.

Please join us for this timely forum on what you need to know about the latest security issues, threats, and technologies that will help you protect your business!

Keynote Address: State of the State of Security

Keynote Speaker, David J. Sherry

David J. Sherry CISSP CISM, Chief Information Security Officer, Brown University

David Sherry is the Chief Information Security Officer at Brown University, with university-wide responsibility and authority regarding matters of information security and privacy. He leads the Information Security Group, charged with the development and maintenance of Brown’s information technology security strategy, IT policies and best practices, security training and awareness programs, as well as ongoing risk assessment and compliance tasks. David came to Brown in 2008 with over 20 years of experience in information technology. He most recently worked at Citizens Bank where he was Vice President for Enterprise Identity and Access Management, providing leadership for compliance and security governance. A graduate of Providence College, with an MBA from Northeastern University, he is a frequent conference speaker on emerging security topics and best practices.


10:00 - 10:45AM: Breakout Session I

Session A: Industry Expert Panel: Mandates, Risk & Compliance

Lawmakers are often seen in the news shouting about how companies need to maintain compliance with a number of different mandates. The government passes these laws and the security professional is tasked with creating and implementing a plan for the enterprise. Did we forget to mention that your IT budget will not be increasing? Join us on this panel to discuss the current state of legislation, compliance, and governance – all while trying to stay within the confines of your budget.

Moderator: Steven M. Beaudrot, CRISC, Director of Regulatory Management & Compliance, Fresenius Medical Care, North America


  1. Kevin Burns, CISO, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  2. Natalie Kmit, IT Security and Services Consultant, CISSP, Towerwall, Inc.
  3. Cynthia LaRose, Cyber Attorney, Mintz Levin
  4. Ana Maria Seijas, Principal Solution Architect, Vormetric

Session B: BYOD

BYOD is Real, it’s Here. The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) into the workplace environment is in full swing, creating an entire new set of issues for CIO’s and IT departments, as “mobility” invades the enterprise. How does an IT department cope with the proliferation of smart devices, dealing with issues such as access, bandwidth and management? Theft, device insecurity, poorly developed apps, corporate data accessibility – these are but a few of the realities that IT departments will have to face when travelling down the BYOD road. Hear from our panel of experts and how they are managing with this growing phenomenon.

Moderator: Adam Glick, CISO, Century Bank


  1. Arpan Lakra, Security Solutions Architect, Northeast Field, CDW
  2. Patrick LaPorte, Senior Manager, Integrated Solutions Marketing, Brocade
  3. Alan Phillips, Mobile Security Specialist, Sophos
  4. Steven Sprague, President & CEO, Wave Systems Corp.

11:00 - 11:45AM: Breakout Session II

Session A: Challenges for Protecting Data in the Cloud

Is it for you?  Our panel will attempt to get to the truth in how various cloud and virtualization technologies play in real-world situations to help customers make informed decisions on what will be best for their particular environment.  While the focus remains on protecting data, the question emerges as to what the best way to do that is.  What might be right for one might not be right for another.

Moderator: Michael Lyons, CIO, MassBay Community College


  1. Maryann Conway, Information Security, Risk Management, and Disaster Recovery, Towerwall, Inc.
  2. Jason Diesel, Director of Systems Engineering, Varonis
  3. Justin Endres, WW Vice President of Sales, AlienVault, Inc.
  4. Kazbek Khumush, Senior Sales Engineer, Trend Micro

Session B: Cyber Threats - A Boston Cyber Division Overview

This briefing will include information on the Boston Cyber Task Force, Understanding the Cyber Risk, Threat Trends, and Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism considerations.

Introduction: Shamsi Moussavi, Computer Science Professor MassBay Community College 

Speaker: Raysyn Roach-Vayden, Special Agent, FBI

12:05 - 1:00PM: Lunch, Networking & Exhibitor Showcase



SophosTrendMicroVaronisVormetrick Wave


GigamonGovConnectionHB Communications, Inc.Higher Technology SolutionsMcAfee TCG Network ServicesTibcoWatchGuard

Cost: $45/per person (includes continental breakfast & light lunch fare).

Pre-registration is required.

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