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Business Resilience Cybersecurity Seminar June 15, 2016

Business Resilience Cybersecurity Seminar

Are your ready if disaster strikes?

On June 15, Frontier Communications hosted CTC and members for a Business Resilience Cybersecurity Seminar, covering what a resilient business is, how to transform into one, and how to utilize that resilience should cyber or data disaster befall your organization. The event was sponsored by datto and Webster Bank, with special thanks to Frontier Communications.

Featured Speakers included Suzanne Novak, Owner & President of ERUdyne, LLC, Nancy Hancock, Partner at Pullman & Comley, LLC, member of the CTC Cybersecurity Task Force and CTC Board Member, Joe Ercolano, Associate Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), and Matt Kozloski, Director of Technology at Kelser Corporation. These experts covered business resilience cybersecurity in regard to preparation, Internet of Things, legal protections, and prevention. You can view the Business Resilience Cybersecurity seminar presentation below.

Speaker and Moderator Bios

Joe Ercolano is Associate Director of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC), a Federal-State funded program hosted by UConn. He assists with management of the program and supervision of a staff of 18, and is responsible for leveraging partnerships and resources in support of small business growth and development. In this capacity Joe manages PrepareCT, a Federally-funded project to help small business prepare for, and recover from, disaster and disruption.

Patricia Fisher is chair of the CTC Cybersecurity Task Force. Prior to founding JANUS, Fisher spent 11 years at IBM where she managed the Information Security & Business Continuity Programs for IBM’s Latin American and Canadian sites. There she provided management guidance and technical expertise in structuring, managing, and assessing information security programs and disaster recovery planning for IBM’s own large data center sites. Patricia also held significant management and technical positions as the Executive Assistant to IBM’s Chief Information Officer. She serves as Vice Chair for Cyber Security Planning and previously served on the Cyber Security Curriculum Development Committee of Norwalk Community College. She has contributed to the security book Securing Client/Server Networks and Operating System Controls. Her professional certifications include Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT) and Certification in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Nancy A. D. Hancock is a member of Pullman & Comley LLC Attorneys Executive Committee. Her business and corporate finance practice involves advising many different types of commercial enterprises and she participates in several of the firm’s targeted practice groups including: the Emerging Business and Venture Capital Practice, the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice, Corporate Transactions and Securities practices, the firm’s Tax Practice and Commercial Finance Practice. Nancy develops and negotiates the terms of software licenses, enterprise application software agreements and IT consulting and service agreements. Her bricks and mortar background in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts has translated well into making her a capable solutions provider for sophisticated business problems. Nancy negotiates acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances and licenses involving traditional and technology-based businesses. She advises boards of directors and business managers on more than just corporate governance, but also the practical ramifications of their choices. As a company counselor, Nancy brings her clients the benefit of her broad experience.

Matt Kozloski is Director of Technology at Kelser Technology where Matt encourages his team to think of themselves as consulting engineers, not just engineers. “There’s a part to consulting that’s art and can’t be exactly taught or explained. It’s empathizing with a customer’s situation, being responsive and responsible, and maintaining integrity along the way.” Matt is a CISSP, VCDX certified professional.

Suzanne Novak has extensive real-world emergency management and disaster response/recovery experience, working with all levels of the government as well as Private Sector. She was a key contributor at a national level to the development of the National Response Framework, National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and multiple Target Capabilities as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. She played a key role in planning, designing, executing, and evaluating the TOPOFF 3 Exercise conducted in Connecticut in 2005 (across all levels of play – Federal, Tribal, State and Local). Ms. Novak provides consults on business continuity/emergency management and response and recovery efforts and to small businesses with technology-based products/services developed to improve homeland security and emergency management. Suzanne is developing a Private Sector driven Exercise Framework as well as a Recovery Focused model to assess long-term recovery impacts on business and the community (rural, urban, and suburban). Suzanne serves on the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association, the Board of the FBI New Haven Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the Board of the Women in Homeland Security and a 2005 CTC Women of Innovation® honoree.

Paul Quick serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frontier Communications’ Connecticut operations. He oversees field operations, residential and commercial sales, and every aspect of the customer experience in Connecticut. Based in Frontier’s state headquarters in Hartford, Paul joined Frontier in May 2012 as Vice President and General Manager of Frontier’s Pennsylvania operations. He became Senior Vice President in September 2013. Paul’s prior executive positions include President of CSS Industries’ Paper Magic Group, VP/General Manager for the Walgreens Team for Hallmark Cards, General Manager in the Emerging Brands and Channels Division, Internal Audit Director in the Corporate Finance Division, and Marketing Manager for Season Greeting Cards.

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