April Event: Cybersecurity

Join us Thursday, April 16 as we welcome guest speaker Dr. Larry Snyder from Bay Path University, who will be presenting on Cybersecurity.    

Date/Time: Thursday, April 16, 2015  11:30am-2:00pm

Location: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Topic: Cybersecurity

Summary
According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, last year 85 million files containing private information were exposed. Protecting information throughout its lifespan is the primary objective of cybersecurity professionals.  Ninety percent of the world's data has been created in the last two years, and organizations are brimming with data that can be aggregated, categorized, utilized, stored.  Mass storage, cloud-based storage and extended utility has given rise to security concerns such as privacy,copyright, and commingled data that require a new organizational approach to securing information.  

About Our Speaker

With nearly 3 decades of experience in law enforcement, fraud and auditing in the US Army and a variety of industries, and nine years as a pioneer in the field of cybersecurity education, Dr. Larry Snyder brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position of director for the Master of Science (MS) in Cybersecurity Management.

Professor Snyder believes that Cybersecurity managers must have a broad understanding of the cyber issues facing organizations, as well as the skills needed to deter cyber-crimes. Systems, processes and all of the people within an organization must be managed holistically and diligently in order to minimize risks and optimize responsiveness.

Professor Snyder was instrumental in developing the cybersecurity program for the State University of New York’s Herkimer County Community College, one of the first cyber-crime programs in New York State. Under his leadership, it obtained national certification from the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). His background also includes positions in major United States banks as a manager of fraud operations and senior information systems auditor.

With an academic and professional focus on information assurance (planning, implementing and managing appropriate security controls that safeguard information and the vital electronic infrastructure of an organization), Professor Snyder has presented at conferences on topics such as: “Building Evidence in an IT Fraud Investigation” and “Computer Forensics Role in Complying with the ‘Big 4’.” He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, IEEE Computer Society, Comptia Academic Alliance, Infragard, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

We would like to thank our sponsors for this meeting, 
Bay Path University and RSD.

Slides from the presentation can be found 
here.