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In today’s world data breaches, hacking and other cybersecurity issues can cripple your business. This session will provide an overview of how to properly set up and protect your computer, email and internet infrastructure. Best practices in this area and government compliance mandates such as the CCPA, GDPR and the DOD’s CMMC Cybersecurity training requirements will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of properly drafted and implemented acceptable use, social media and bring your own device policies in your companies and you will also receive advice on what to negotiate in your cyber insurance policy.
Matt Ruck is President and CEO of designDATA. In his almost 25 years with the company, he has worked to continuously enhance and improve designDATA’s suite of managed technology and cyber security services.
Prior to becoming President and CEO, Matt served as the company’s Vice President. He has held several other roles at designDATA, including the management of the network engineering group and Network Operations Center (NOC). In 1999, he oversaw the actual implementation of designDATA’s NOC and later headed-up the company’s original data center build out in 2006. In his current role as President and CEO, Matt meets with C-level executives to promote designDATA’s turnkey managed technology, data center and cyber security services as well as its IT consulting practice. He is an expert in data center initiatives, cloud computing, converged networking, VoIP telephony, contingency planning and telecommunications.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland, as well as certifications in Microsoft’s MCSE and VMware’s VCP4. He previously served as part of the technology council for the American Society for Association Executives in Washington, DC.
David Warner heads Centre’s litigation, audit, and investigation practices. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and counselor with more than twenty years of experience in the resolution and litigation of complex business and employment disputes before state and federal courts and agencies. His practice is particularly focused on the government contractor, nonprofit, and hospitality industries.
David has dealt extensively with the U.S. Department of Justice and offices of inspector general of several agencies, including the General Services Administration, with respect to audits and investigations concerning alleged fraud, False Claims Act, and Trade Agreement Act compliance issues. He also has extensive experience representing contractors in affirmative action, Davis-Bacon Act, and Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly the “Service Contract Act”) compliance audits. David also routinely advises contractors with respect to bid protests, claims, and appeals. David’s commercial litigation experience includes representation of contractors in teaming agreement and subcontract disputes before federal and state courts, including piracy of employees, clients, and intellectual property. He has also represented contractors before the U.S. Court of International Trade.
David routinely represents employers in litigation concerning alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, and other federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and retaliation. In addition to day-to-day counseling on employment actions, David provides guidance concerning the design and implementation of effective and defensible application, hiring, promotion, and compensation practices, including conducting comprehensive audits of personnel practices to proactively identify and remediate issues that could give rise to class claims.