NJSEA Dinner and Educational Seminar

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Educational Seminar

Register Now!Registration Fee: $40 NJSEA & NAEA members/$60 after November 2 .  $50 non-members and guests/$75 after November 2.  Includes buffet dinner.

Early Bird Pricing Until Thursday, November 2, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT



Ramada Plaza (formerly Crowne Plaza Hotel), Monroe
390 Forsgate Drive
Exit 8A off the NewJersey Turnpike
Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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Wednesday .Nov. 8, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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TOPIC:   Identity Theft /Security Breaches

Seminar Description:  We all know identity theft is a serious threat. What are the practical steps we can take to protect ourselves and our clients?  In this seminar, cybersecurity expert  Ken Pyle will share his extensive knowledge of the prevention, identification and remediation of identity theft and other cyber security threats.  Our seminar will also feature Susan Jarvis, CPA/CVA, who will share her first-hand experiences as a tax practitioner who was a victim of a security breach.

Learning Objectives:

  • What are the various ways identity theft and security breaches can occur?
  • What are our requirements to protect taxpayer information?.
  • What are the best practices to protect client information?.
  • What steps should you take if a breach does occur?
  • What are the risks of storing and processing client data in the cloud?
  • What is the first hand advice from a tax practitioner who experienced a security breach in her practice?


Ken Pyle, Partner, DFDR Consulting

Ken Pyle is a partner and chief information security officer of DFDR Consulting. He has specialized in information security, computer forensics, enterprise virtualization, and network engineering. Ken has an extensive background in network penetration and remediation, compliance, and secure design. Prior to joining DFDR, he served as a security and network engineer for several information technology companies and as the IT director/security engineer of a large accounting firm. Ken has consulted with financial institutions, banks, government defense contractors, and other highly secure facilities on issues of information security, computer forensics, and secure network design. Ken has lectured on information security and has published several white papers on subjects including public information gathering via social networking and social engineering. Ken was a featured speaker at the 2014, 2013 and 2012 Wolters Kluwer CCH User Conference, lecturing on “Information Security and Defending the Enterprise” and “Anatomy of a Cyber Attack.” Ken is a regular lecturer and presenter on information security and has presented for several accounting associations and professional organizations, including Prime Global, RBMA, and AGN. Ken is also a subject matter expert for information security, appearing in industry publications such as Accounting Today and the New Jersey Law Journal. He was also recognized as a “40 under 40” by South Jersey Business People in 2015. He holds numerous security and technology certifications from companies such as Guidance Software, EC-Council, Cisco, VMware, CompTIA, and AccessData. Ken has published several software vulnerabilities and exploits, and is an active researcher. He is currently working on a book concentrating on cybersecurity, forensics and secure design.

Susan D. Jarvis, CPA, CVA

Susan D. Jarvis is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst practicing in eastern Pennsylvania who has been in private practice since January 1982. Her clientele includes a variety of small businesses inside and outside Pennsylvania as well as individual tax clients. A few of the clients’ businesses include wineries, optometrists, podiatrists,  real estate developer, entertainers,  and various trade contractors. Also included in the firm’s clientele are several non-profit organizations, including private foundations. Clients’ revenues range from $100,000 to over $5 million in gross volume.  In addition to the tax and accounting practice Ms. Jarvis is also a valuation analyst certified by NACVA.



CE Credits:  2 IRS CE  or 2 CFP CE or 2 CPA CPE


Jo-Ann Weiner, Secretary 

New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents
(609) 744-9389