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Date: October 23, 2019
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

LOCATION:  The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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Title: Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Tabletop Exercise

Presenter:  John D. Flory III, VP/Partner

Bio:  John D. Flory III recognized cyber security expert will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of physical, social and cyber security concepts. During John's 26 year tenure in the security field he has spoken at numerous conferences including key notes at the Symantec Global conference, New York State School Boards Association, New York Bankers conference, New York Tech Summit, New York State Department of Homeland Security forum and several other diverse venues. John's hands on security experience dealing with real time cyber security attacks and remediation offers a valuable resource to organizations cyber preparation.  John's leading edge approach has allowed him to help create human firewalls as one of the key pillars of defense.

Summary: In this presentation we will take you through a socially engineered Phishing attack on a regulated business in Upstate NY. We will examine:

  • Social engineering techniques.
  • The immediate effects of the attack on the business.
  • The overall consequences of the attack due to the lack of not having an adhered to Backup Disaster and Recovery Plan.
  • Examine the differences between backup and disaster recovery from a network and policy perspective.

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Title:   Hyperconvergence (HCI) What is it and Planning for it

Presenter:  Jeff Grant, VP of Tri-Delta Resources/DataCore

Bio:  Jeff Grant, VP Virtualization and Storage Products, Tri-Delta Resources Corp., has been implementing these solutions for 25 years.  Extensive experience with VMWare VSAN, EMC VXRail, VSA and Datacore Software Defined Storage.

Summary:  This discussion will cover Hyperconverged data centers, the evolution of HCI and key deployment concerns and why it is relevant today.

The current market size for HCI is $4.1B and is growing at the rate of 57% per year compared to standard data center infrastructure which is $6.4B and has dropped 8.4% year over year as of the 4th qtr 2018.  By 2023, the HCI market will be $17.1B.  In this discussion, you will learn what all the fuss is about and how this technology is transforming data centers today.

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