how do we prevent data breach?

Data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data is unfortunately on the rise. A quick look at data breach trends shows that hackers are mostly motivated by money to acquire data and that personal information is a highly valued type of data to compromise. It’s also apparent that companies are still not prepared enough for breaches even though they are becoming more commonplace.

In fact, studies find that companies still keep thousands of files unprotected and open for anyone inside the company to access.

We hear terms like Ransomware, Cybersecurity and Data Breach almost on a daily basis. As a result these terms have become white noise for many of us, which is why Lehigh Valley Technology Company is presenting a very different and unique security awareness event. 

what to expect

(Aside from a World Class Lunch Provided by Factory Chef's)

We have assembled presenters that will discuss:

  • The current threat landscape.

  • What should and should not be in your employee manual as far as employee responsibility as well as what you should do if an employee willingly or unwillingly introduces a security breach into your network.

  • The best systems to properly protect your business, employees, clients/customers, and other stakeholders.

  • The best ways to manage a crisis if your business experiences Data Breach. We will discuss ways to minimize damage to your business reputation, employee and client/customer privacy, as well as your standing in the community.


(There will also be time for Q & A.  We encourage you to RSVP today as seating is limited.)

Our Guest Panel

Wendy Saltzman 

Philly Power Media

Media and Crisis Management Expert 

Wendy Saltzman is a three-time Emmy Award Winning Journalist. She was in the television news business for 23 years. Most recently she was a TV News Reporter at Philadelphia's powerhouse station, 6abc, where she was recruited to start up their Investigative team back in 2012.   


Wendy launched her own media conglomerate to coach high level corporate management, television stations, and individuals to prepare them for on and off camera interviews and public speaking opportunities. In today's video focused environment, media training is critical for both seasoned communicators and those wishing to boost their media presence. 

The difference in working with Philly Power Media is that Wendy is a journalist, who utilizes her inside knowledge of how the news works to help you succeed in interviews or crisis situations.

Keely Jac Collins

King, Spry, Herman,
Freund & Faul, LLC
Chair of Employment Practice Group
Partner with the law firm of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC

Keely Collins represents businesses and agencies of all sizes, including large unionized employers with thousands of employees and small family businesses.


Keely earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law, where she was a member of the Widener Law Review. To continue to enhance her value to businesses and agencies, Keely is currently working toward an LL.M. in taxation, with as specialization in employee benefits, at Villanova University School of Law.


Keely is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania’s Eastern the Middle District Courts, the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has litigated cases on behalf of businesses, agencies, and municipal organizations across Pennsylvania.


As a frequent speaker and writer on various topics applicable to human resource management for businesses and agencies of all sizes, Keely regularly presents “Legally Happy,” a program to enhance workplace culture within the parameters of employment law and has been frequently published in Lehigh Valley Business. Keely has been selected as a 2018 “Top 40 Under 40” recipient by Lehigh Valley Business. Additionally, she was named a Pennsylvania SuperLawyers “Rising Star” for 2019, a distinction that is only awarded to about 2.5% of Pennsylvania qualifying attorneys.

Scott Gingold

Lehigh Valley Technology Company

President and Chief Visionary Officer 

Scott Gingold is the President and Chief Visionary Officer of Lehigh Valley Technology Company, a full-service IT (Information Technology), MSP (Managed Services Provider) and MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) company.


Prior to founding Lehigh Valley Technology Company in 2012, Scott has built six other highly successful companies that continue on to this day under different ownership. Scott is also known for pioneering new technologies including online market research (qualitative and quantitative) in the mid-1980’s.


Scott is a current member of the Board of Directors of Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley, The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council, a member of Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability, the National Partnership for Juvenile Services as well as being actively involved in other civic organizations.

James F. Carty

Chief Security Officer | Philadelphia Division - FBI

Mr. James Carty is currently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the Philadelphia Division of the FBI, where he is responsible for the security program covering all functional areas of security; physical, personnel, and information.  Jim also has the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.  He is a veteran of 36 years in the law enforcement community and has additionally been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) for 18 years at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) where he has taught classes in computer networking, digital forensics, and computer and network security.  Jim has both a Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Master of Science (MS) degree in Information Systems Management from Holy Family University.

Philadelphia Division - FBI

David Deckard

Continuum Managed Services

Cyber Security Solutions Consultant

David is from Pittsburgh, PA and has been with Continuum Managed Services for the past 4 years, most recently as a Cyber Security Solutions Consultant.  Due to the emerging need for Cyber Security in the Small-to-Medium Size Business market, David focuses a majority of his attention on this urgent need in IT Service Delivery, working exclusively with Managed Service Provider’s to supply industry leading solutions dedicated to minimize risk and impact to business reputations and revenue.  This approach includes tools and behaviors developed to create a culture of security mindfulness, system hardening, and professional services through a Security Operations Center (SOC).

During his time at Continuum, David has collaborated with clients at the Acquisition, New Partner Onboarding, Business Development, and Partner Sales level.  Prior to Continuum, David used his background in Psychology and Systems Theory to consult on both the individual and organizational level, working to optimize performance.

Managing Partner 

Rich helped create over $3 billion in enterprise value as CEO of American Italian Pasta Company, The Meow Mix Company and Freshpet. He has deep operational experience across multiple disciplines, having helped build each of these organizations, including marketing and sales, manufacturing, supply chain and distribution, and innovation infrastructure, and he has supervised the design and construction of 7 manufacturing facilities. With CPG start-ups, one home run can be a lifetime achievement. Rich has helped achieve three of them.

David is the proud father of two daughters, a son, and a Great Pyrenees, Winnie.  David is also an amateur musician and enjoys live music whenever possible with his wife of 13 years, Mary Beth.

Richard Thompson

Factory, LLC


The Guestlist is now full.

To be added to our overflow list please call 610-443-0482 or click the link below

This is an exclusive invite only event. 

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A World Class Lunch will also be provided

by the talented Chefs of Bethlehem's own, "Factory".

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