Question. What links the following companies: Target. Sony. Anthem. If you said “Cyber Security breaches” you would be 100% correct.

Cyber Security is a hot topic on the lips of every Executive and Corporate Board member these days, because, let’s face it, no one wants to be added to list of companies above.

On January 21st, Michael Molinaro will discuss his unique experience establishing a Cyber Security ‘Fusion Center’ for the 2012 Republican National Convention and will provide a contrast with the preparations underway for the RNC and DNC in 2016.

The Internet has provided the catalyst for risk based changes in terms of time and velocity. However, Individuals, Corporations and Nations are on the front lines of information warfare daily, where information and access is the new digital age currency. The criminals and terrorists don’t sleep and they evolve – Just ask any BOTNET!

What you will learn:

  1. Physical and Cyber security are two sides of the same coin – strategy, tools and tactics must involve both of these security domains.
  2. Being Aware of “Your” Battle Space or Cyber Environment is half the battle – Reduce the fog of war – and increase your adversaries obstacles.
  3. Corporations can cooperate and work with government and law enforcement agencies – “Unity of Command and Mission” is the key to success.
  4. This presentation will provide the basic blueprint to build a security assurance program – effective and actionable are where you want to be.

About the Speaker:

Mr. Molinaro has specialized in transforming and building secure, quantitatively repeatable and compliant Information Technology and Enterprise Risk and Security Departments. Flexible information services can be delivered quickly and secure by developing and integrating proven mature methodologies in security, risk, project, software-development, quality and service management with Business Process Management (BPM) Software in business and technology. Mr. Molinaro has been assisting organizations in business and technology engineering and process improvement and low code deployments over a 33 year career. His experience spans multiple industry verticals that include military, manufacturing/engineering, software/ecommerce, retail, telecommunications/cloud, healthcare, education, insurance and medical diagnostics/Biotech.

Mr. Molinaro has held technical and management positions at leading companies and organizations such as the United States Army, Cellular One, MCI Telecommunications Inc., Movado, Ground Travel Technology Team Inc., AEGIS Insurance Services Inc., Bright House Networks and Bio Reference Laboratories. Mr. Molinaro holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology with a focus in software automation and a Master’s of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently pursuing an MBA. Mr. Molinaro is also a veteran of the United States Army Signal Corp and was nominated runner-up for the CISO of the year by the EC-Council security group and CIO of the year by the Tampa Bay Technology Forum in 2014.

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