Cybersecurity symposium 2022 Highlights

Thursday, October 27th @ 9AM

Terrace At the Waters Edge

2 Freemans Bridge Rd,
Schenectady, NY 12302

The first annual Capital Region Cybersecurity Symposium was a great success. In attendance were nearly 100 top management executives from organizations around the Northeast.

The morning was filled with many meaningful discussions about current cybersecurity issues. This included a keynote presentation from the FBI and a panel discussion with leading industry experts.

It takes a community effort to educate and protect ourselves against cyber-attacks, which is why events like this are so important.
We’re looking forward to next year’s Cybersecurity Symposium and hope to see you there

Who Attended

CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, COOs, CEOs, and Top Management Executives


9:00am – 9:45am Registration Opens

  • Meet, Greet, Network
  • Coffee and pastries to be served

9:45am – 10:00am Welcoming Remarks

  • Mike O’Mara – CIO & Director of IT – Logical Net Coporation
  • Gary McCarthy – Mayor of City of Schenectady

10:00am – 11:00am Keynote Discussion

  • FBI – Samantha Baltzersen – Supervisory Special Agent
            – David Hinsdale – Special Agent

11:00am – 12:00pm Cybersecurity Panel Discussion

  • Six leading industry experts covering a range of topics
    • Compliance Management
    • Risk Assessment Compliance
    • Privacy Threats and Threat Landscape
    • Managed Security Services
    • Secure Data Network and Communications Systems
    • Preventing Ransomware Attacks

12:00pm – 12:30pm Q & A from Attendees

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Served





Samantha Baltzersen

Supervisory Special Agent

David Hinsdale

Special Agent

Leading Industry Expert Panelists



David Bellini


First Health Advisory

First Health Advisory

George B Hickman

Chief Strategy Officer

The Research Foundation for SUNY

The Research Foundation for SUNY

Joshua B. Toas

VP of Compliance & Chief Compliance Officer

Leet Cyber Security

Leet Cyber Security

Tyler Wrightson




Thomas J Jones

Director, GRC



Derek Gray

Sr. Solutions Architect