Pre-Conference Workshops

Presenter: James Shea, President, Cyber Defense Institute


Session Title: HIPAA, PCI, and DFS Security Compliance


This session will focus on what an organization needs to do to be in compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and the new Department of Financial Services (DFS) security regulations. This session will cover all of the required and addressable controls for HIPAA security compliance as well as those required controls for PCI and DFS compliance. Healthcare organizations and business associates of healthcare organizations will learn the framework for HIPAA compliance and the specific types of security controls required.  Any organization that takes credit card payments will learn what PCI compliance means and how to understand what your specific responsibilities are under PCI regulations and the specific security controls required. Insurance, Banking and other financial organizations will learn how to comply with the new DFS cyber security regulations.


Presenter: Sean Miller, Systems Engineer


Session Title: Cisco Meraki Mini-Lab


Join us for a Cisco Meraki Mini-Lab. In this lab, you will cover the entire portfolio of Cisco Meraki including

  • Intelligent Wan Routing (iWan) and Redundant VPN Architectures
  • Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances
  • Cisco Meraki MS Switches
  • Cisco Meraki MR Access Points
  • Cisco Meraki Systems Manager Mobile Device Management


    Create your own network with multiple VLANs, wireless SSIDs, different user profiles, traffic shaping, content filtering and more -- all remotely over the cloud. Best of all, we will use Cisco Meraki Auto VPN technology to establish Full Mesh Connectivity across all sites and back to headquarters -- with just a couple of clicks!


Presenter: Dr. KAZ, Brain Trainer, Competitive Balance


Session Title: Brain Speak - How Not to Aggravate, Agitate or Annihilate Those Around You


You will never experience a session like this ever!    Become more effective in your daily communications and leadership at work and home by becoming more aware of your natural Brain Preferences that drive your core values.  In a humorous and practical way Dr KAZ challenges you to determine how your Brain Preferences effect the way you are perceived and perceive others. 

  • The classical principles of values based communication and how to use them personally and professionally
  • Determining two of your personal communication preferences
  • Discovering how various Brain Blends view, value and vary in their reaction to Values Based Leadership – action packed activities that help you apply what you learn
  • developing a personal plan to implement Values Based Leadership



Presenter: Vikas Bhatia, CEO, Kalki Consulting LLC


Session Title: Cyber Security Training - How to make it meaningful, sticky, accelerate your cyber risk program.. and FUN!!


In this workshop we will walk through how companies of all sizes can reduce their cyber risk by ensuring their users are provided with cyber security training that's relevant to the business AND them, allow a two way dialogue with the business and help reduce the companies risk profile.

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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