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Cybersecurity: A Panel Discussion

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As the workplace continues to evolve, more of our work is being done in a virtual or electronic format. Join our talented panel of experts in a discussion surrounding cybersecurity and risk mitigation tactics you can deploy in order to remain protected.



August 12
9:00 am - 10:00 am

About the Speaker

  • Garth Pricer

    VP of Information Security Officer

    Despite the failure of any arachnid-themed powers to manifest thus far, Garth still dutifully lives by the maxim With Great Power, There Must Also Come Great Responsibility. Until his spider strength and senses come in, he must rely on using his over 20 years of experience in IT to help fight cyber-crime, both directly and through educating and supporting the global community. Prior to his ten year tenure at Members 1st, he honed his network skills in Healthcare, Human Services, and Telecommunications, but it all really began with a Commodore 64 and Load “*”,8,1. When he isn’t helping his teams to detect and disrupt threats, he runs virtual boot camps for associates to help keep them fit through the COVID-induced closures of local gyms.

  • Brandon S. Keath

    Cybersecurity Practice Lead, Appalachia Technologies

    Brandon Keath is the Cybersecurity Practice Lead for Appalachia Technologies – leading cybersecurity and managed service provider based in Mechanicsburg PA.

    With prior experience in both private and public-sector IT consulting, Brandon has served in various roles in cyber security over the past 12 years specializing in ethical hacking, cyber security strategy, regulatory compliance, and cyber defense.

    Brandon is active in the cybersecurity community – founder of PA Hackers and co-founder of BSIDES Harrisburg and adjunct instructor at Harrisburg University and the University of the Phoenix.

  • Devin Chwastyk

    Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group

    Devin Chwastyk is a member of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC and the Chair of the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Group. For more than 15 years, he has counseled businesses on compliance with emerging privacy laws, helped clients respond to data security incidents, and represented parties in data breach litigation.  He develops data security policies, privacy disclosures, breach response plans, and associated training programs. He regularly advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and international privacy laws.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

  • Eric Cernak

    President, Cyber at The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

    Eric joined The Hanover in 2018 as president of cyber. The Hanover is one of the largest property and casualty organizations in the country and one of the 40 oldest companies on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is focused on its goal to be the premier property and casualty company for independent agents. As president of cyber, Eric oversees the corporate cyber strategy across the company’s commercial lines and specialty businesses. He is responsible for the continued evolution of The Hanover’s cyber risk product set, and risk management and loss control services, ensuring a cohesive offering of products and services for the company’s independent agent partners.

    Previously, Eric served as vice president and U.S. cyber practice leader for MunichRe’s subsidiary, Hartford Steam Boiler. In this role, Eric consulted with businesses on cyber coverage, regulatory and legal issues, technical concerns, and strategies. During the past fifteen years, Eric‘s primary focus has been developing, underwriting and managing portfolios of privacy and cyber-related insurance products. He began his 20-plus year career as an engineering manager where he assessed the viability of technology start-ups and constructed and operated a research and development facility for Hartford Steam Boiler.

    Eric is a regular speaker at national cyber insurance conferences and has been quoted in leading news media on the topic. He also has testified in front of the U.S. Small Business House Committee regarding small businesses’ need for cyber insurance. Cernak is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.

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