How can you keep your business safe?
We live in very precarious times. Cyber threats are everywhere. Malware, Ransomware, Phishing, and Denial of Service attacks effect the business operations of large corporations every day. If these large corporations (with large IT staffs) cannot stop the cyber criminals, then how can a small business owner stand a chance of securing their information and their livelihood?
Ed Mattison has over 20 years of Cybersecurity and IT experience in the Department of Defense, higher education, and healthcare. He will offer practical tips and techniques that small business owners can employ to improve the maturity of their information security programs. Employing these techniques will help ensure that your business is not the “low hanging fruit” that cyber criminals will go after tomorrow.
Sponsored by Endeavor Services Group
About the speaker:
Edward Mattison, originally from Corning, New York, currently serves as the Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Communications, and Cybersecurity for Guthrie Health. In this role, he is responsible for the operation and security of all Information Technology supporting 6,000 employees at four hospitals and thirty-two clinics in New York and Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, Ed served as the Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Texas System. In that role, he was responsible for the information security management program which provided oversight to eight academic and six healthcare institutions across the State of Texas. The University of Texas System encompasses a user base of almost half a million people, including 90,000 staff and faculty as well as 350,000 students.
Ed spent 24 years in the Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2015. His last assignment was as the Chief of Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) at the Pentagon. In this role, Colonel Mattison served as a senior cybersecurity advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the lead IT security inspector general. Other career highlights include serving as the Enterprise Network and Data Services Manager in Iraq (during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom), two assignments as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Point, and twice commanding Air Defense Artillery companies.
Ed graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. In 2001, he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University, graduating first in his class. Ed has also earned several professional certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).