Dine & Development Training Series

The Dine & Development Training Series is a collaborative effort, bringing together local businesses, Air Force Research Laboratory researchers, and academia to expose and inform the Central NY business and research community on technology-driven topics of common interest, and to also promote business development by providing networking opportunities among researchers and attendees.

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Dine and development training series Cybersecurity The Final Countdown


Dine & Development Training Series: 

Cybersecurity: The Final Countdown


Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration and Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A

Location: Delta Lake Inn, 8524 Fish Hatchery Road, Rome NY

Cost: $16 per person; includes lunch buffet

Attendance limited to 50 registrants


Cybersecurity: The Final Countdown

Are cyber threats like the movie “Groundhog Day”? Never ending? Like having the worst day of your life...over and over again? Are we doomed to repeat the same fate repeatedly?

Don’t despair -- there are many simple steps you can take to improve your cyber hygiene and to be cyber healthy.

Join Griffiss Institute and Cyber Research Institute for a dynamic multi-media presentation on cyber threats and how you can break the cycle to lead a better, more cyber-safe life.

Presented by: William F. Pelgrin, Esq.

William F. Pelgrin, CEO & Co-founder CYBERWA, Inc.

Mr. Pelgrin is Co-Founder and Partner of cyberWA, Inc., an exclusive cyber security service to help protect corporate executives, celebrities, politicians, and other high net worth (HNW) individuals from successful cyber attacks. CyberWA offers an exclusive service, customized to each client, to ensure state-of-the-art protection in cyberspace. It is managed and overseen by cyber experts with decades of leadership experience in cyber security, technology and complex service delivery. CyberWA provides highest quality cyber protective services on a continuous basis. We combine deep knowledge of cyber security and understanding of the dynamic environment of cyber space to provide a customized, personal level of support to high net worth individuals and senior corporate leadership – some of the most vulnerable targets in cyberspace today. 

In addition to our high net worth clients, family offices have become frequent and easy targets for cyber criminals as well. All too often these individuals and their offices have little or no cyber security measures in place to guard against threats or breaches. Because of cyber threats to wealthy individuals and their offices, the family and those that serve them must be prepared to reduce the risk of an event that could financially devastate the family and their office.

Risk mitigation plays a vital role in protecting individuals, families and family offices; and awareness of these evolving threats is increasingly important in today’s connected world. Understanding and employing appropriate cyber hygiene is essential to improve their cyber security posture.

Therefore, CyberWA security services are specifically designed to handle HNW clients and their family offices’ cyber security needs. CyberWA acts as the 24 x7 personal cyber bodyguard to our HNW clients and their offices.

Mr. Pelgrin served as first chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Cyber Alliance. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to eradicating cyber risk and improving the safety and security of our connected world. Mr. Pelgrin was Co-Founder of Global Cyber Alliance with the New York County District Attorney, the Commissioner of City of London Police and the Center for Internet Security. Mr. Pelgrin currently serves as GCA’s Global Strategic Advisor.

Mr. Pelgrin was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the cyber security readiness and response of public and private sector entities. Mr. Pelgrin was the founder and chair of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. Mr. Pelgrin served as Chair of the National Council of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers from 2008 through 2010.

Mr. Pelgrin was appointed to serve as a Commission Member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cyber Security to brief the 44th President of the United States on critical cyber security issues.

Mr. Pelgrin was appointed in 2013 and currently serves as Co-Chair and Advisory Board Member to Governor Cuomo’s Cyber Security Advisory Board.

Mr. Pelgrin participated in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advanced Research Workshop in 2013 to identify and assess best practices for incident detection and response. The result of the forum was the development of the book “Best Practices for Computer Network Defense: Incident Detection and Response,” in which Mr. Pelgrin authored one of the chapters.

Mr. Pelgrin has appeared in numerous media outlets including: National PBS’s The Open Mind, NBC’s TODAY Show, AndersonLive, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, USA TODAY, National Public Radio, ABC News, CBS News, Los Angeles Times, Government Technology Magazine, Governing, Federal Computer Week, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Government Computer News, Network World, Public CIO Magazine, and Saturday Evening Post.

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