Reg Harnish

Company: GreyCastle Security
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Class: Sex, Lies and Mobile Devices: The Seedy Underworld of Mobile [In]security
Class: Asymmetric Cyberwarfare: The Business Case for Insecurity

Reg Harnish is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and the CEO for GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm headquartered in Troy, NY. Reg has been practicing security for nearly two decades, specializing in security solutions for healthcare, higher education, critical infrastructure and other industries. Reg's security expertise ranges from risk management

and incident response to regulatory compliance and awareness. Reg brings a thought-provoking perspective to the industry and strives to promote awareness, security "thinking" and practical application of security fundamentals.


As the CEO for GreyCastle Security, Reg is responsible for defining and executing the company's vision. Reg has led the organization to four consecutive years of triple-digit growth while establishing GreyCastle Security as a highly-respected thought leader. GreyCastle Security is

currently working with organizations in nearly every state in the United States, including Fortune 5000 and Global 100 organizations. Reg attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has achieved numerous security and industry certifications, including CISSP, CISM, CISA and ITIL.

Reg has achieved various physical security certifications, including firearms instruction and personal protection. Reg is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. Reg is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, a cybersecurity educational institution located in Washington, DC. Reg serves on numerous security association boards and is currently an advisor to several

educational institutions focused on cybersecurity. Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless

industry events, including BSides, ISSA, ISC2, ISACA, ASIS, DHS and InfraGard. Reg's successes have been featured in leading industry journals, including Software Magazine, ComputerWorld and InfoWorld. Reg is a contributor to numerous security publications and has co-authored several books on cybersecurity awareness


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We have come to NY Tech Summit for four years now and my team and I get a good variety of technical, business, and strategic sessions to complement our work objectives. I like that there is a balance of end users, consultants, and vendors to present and facilitate the sessions. The interaction is candid and engaging, but not a sales pitch. Being a regional conference helps, it is the right amount of time and location for a couple days to reenergize my team and refocus on our objectives. There seems to be quite a bit of peer discussion with a smaller conference, which I like.

- Randy
Director of IT