Trocaire Tech Institute Participates in Cybersecurity Summit

Trocaire College Technology Institute (TCTI) Director and Associate Dean Dan Neville represented Trocaire’s new Cybersecurity program at Cyber Summit, an event for businesses & non-profit organizations of all sizes to focus on cybersecurity preparedness, prevention and response. It was held at Jamestown Community College’s Olean, NY location on Oct. 24.

The summit was organized by Silo City IT of Buffalo, Acme Business of Olean, and Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce in honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Joining Neville on the event’s Cyber Attack Prevention Panel was Jay Wiley, deputy chief information security officer for M&T Bank; and Scott Morris, chief information security officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY.  The discussion covered:

  • Resource commitment to cyber attack prevention
  • How organizations can ensure they are prepared for a cyber attack
  • How organizations can take steps to protect customer information
  • How to protect against ransomware attacks
  • How should an organization prioritize its prevention efforts?
  • The effect of governmental regulations
  • What should be an organization’s primary focus in defensive preparation?

Prior to the panel, attorney Daniel Greene of Beckage Law Firm gave a keynote address on the legal aspects of a cybersecurity incident investigation. He was followed by Special Agent Tiffany Loar, cyber security forensics specialist for the United States Secret Service, who presented on the various aspects of cybersecurity incident response, including establishing a chain of evidence and the role of first responders.


TCTI Director Dan Neville, left, at the Oct. 24 Cyber Summit event.