Bryan Seely is a world famous cyber security expert, ethical hacker, author and former U.S. Marine. Seely is known for intercepting calls to the United States Secret Service and FBI by hacking Google Maps in early 2014, but rather than spending time in prison he was called a hero and moved on to bigger and better things. A few months later, he found an exploit in LinkedIn.com and helped the company resolve it.
In August of 2014, Seely and another security expert de-anonymized the highly valued mobile app, Secret. He was on the front page of Wired.com, CNNMoney, CNET, Forbes and the Washington Post — all in the same day. The high profile hacking of Secret.ly landed Seely a consulting gig with Secret less than a week later, and Mark Cuban personally contacted the duo to provide mobile application security/ethical hacking services for his newest tech investment, Cyberdust.
In a rare interview, Mark Cuban spoke with NYTimes best-selling author and journalist Brian Krebs and provided a glowing endorsement of Seely and his team. “I like working with them. They look to help rather than exploit. We have learned from them and I think their experience will be valuable to other app publishers and networks as well.” Seely then helped reveal a huge number of data breaches at several hundred major institutions which prevented the theft/loss of substantial amounts of money and information; including over 9 million social security numbers, and $23 billion in managed funds at MBIA.
Seely currently runs his own security company & blog called SeelySecurity.com. He is also the Chief Information Security officer of J4 Capital which is an advanced financial services company specializing in market analysis and forecasting. Bryan Seely is ramping up promotion of his new book titled Cyber Fraud: The Web of Lies in which Seely details his unbelievable story of how he intercepted calls to the Secret Service and FBI without permission, yet did not spend one minute in jail.
Brian Steigauf is a program director for Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has worked in technology education for 17 years. Brian is a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner and has a master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Bruce Sarte is a technology leader with twenty-five years of experience leading educational institutions through the pitfalls and problems that plague technology in the education sector. Bruce has experience working with public and private K-12 institutions, as well as college and universities throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Bruce has worked for schools, with consulting firms, and has run his own technology consulting company. He currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he has led the charge to reinvigorate the technology and reinvent the way technology serves the Cedar Crest community.
Dan Lezoche is the Information Technology Manager at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit 22. Dan is a longtime MCSE, and has been crucial to the implementation and adaptation of SCCM in many districts in Bucks county and surrounding areas.
Dave Light is a System Administrator for Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13. He has worked in technology education for 17 years and has a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College. He has experience working with Microsoft systems and enjoys working with Skype for Business. His work also includes administering Chromebooks in Google's GSuite and Apple devices in JAMF Pro (CCT, CJA).
David Huson has been a Senior Sales Executive with Securly for over 2 years. He works closely with district IT staff and helps them understand how Securly can help move web filtering to the cloud, but also revolutionize their 1:1 initiatives and Digital Citizenship programs with a new approach to student safety and productivity online.
As an Accessibility Consultant with Siteimprove, Dawn Watkins provides guidance and support for businesses and organizations on their journeys to create accessible digital content. For over 7 years, Dawn has been an advocate for accessibility in all aspects of her work. She is an experienced presenter on equal access for all and accessibility guidelines. Dawn is skilled in website administration, manual accessibility testing, and course development. Previous employers include Texas A&M University and the Employees Retirement System of Texas. She is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).
Dennis Logue is an Apple Specialist at Ephrata Area School District. Ephrata Area School District Technology Services provides support for 4100 students and 600 staff members. Our 1:1 initiative encompasses Grades 5-12, with iPads in Grades 5-6, and Windows laptops in Grades 7-12. We have about 3,000 iPads, and 4,000 Windows PCs in use. Follow @MountsTech on Twitter.
Dr. John Pickard is Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University. He has over 20 years of experience teaching Information technologies at college and industry level. He holds the following certifications: Certified Cisco Network Professional, Microsoft Certificated Professional, EMC Information Storage and Management, IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer (Gold), IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer (Gold), and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor. John is also an SME for the Cisco Networking Academy Assessment Development Team. Prior to his teaching career, he served for twelve years in the US Air Force as a jet propulsion technician for Strategic Air Command and a technical trainer for Air Education and Training Command. John completed his PhD in Information Technology Management at Indiana State University, received his MBA from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview Texas and his BS in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach Florida.
Geoff Davis uses his unique gifts and broad array of experiences to help others more fully realize the infinite possibilities, incredible fullness, and often overlooked richness of their own lives. In a career that spans more than forty years, he has consistently ministered to the needs of others.
As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Geoff serves business, non-profit, academic leaders and other coaches in coaching relationships. His ongoing commitment to learning continues to enrich the end result of serving others. Believing that the coach is never done growing, he has also studied with Melissa McNair, New Ventures West, the Newfield Network, Bob Dunham, and Curtis Watkins.
Mr. Davis is a Lancaster native who has worked in business, educational and training settings around the world. He has been a teacher, coach, university adjunct, international businessman, school board association executive, foundation director, and lifelong learner. Whether working with individual learners or helping to retrain an entire African nation’s teachers, Geoff’s focus has always been on helping to make a difference in the lives of others.
As Cornwall-Lebanon's technology coordinator, Dr. Jason Murray seeks and promotes innovative solutions to streamline technology integration and management. He believes in the altruistic concept of open source and is willing to share anything he has learned to help others in the field.
Mark Cheramie Walz dedicates his work to the use of technology in education and advising practical solutions that reduce liability while harnessing the benefits of new technology. Mark frequently lectures to school administrators, parents, and students on the safe use of social networking and modern technology both in school and at home. Prior to joining his current firm, Mark was a Deputy District Attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he was assigned to the Special Victims Division. While there, he gained extensive courtroom experience and specialized in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and computer crimes cases. Through that experience, Mark has gained unique insight into computer and mobile phone forensics, social networking, and the pitfalls of modern technologies. Mark received his BA from George Washington University and his MPA and JD from Villanova University. He has bar admission in Pennsylvania; New Jersey; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania School Board Solicitors Association, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Matt Kernicky is a software developer at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13. He has been writing software professionally since 1998. He has worked extensively with SQL Server since version 6.5 and .Net development since it was in beta.
Matthew Frederickson is the Director of Information Technology for the Council Rock School District, the twelfth largest of five-hundred districts in the state. He received his BA from Shippensburg University, has an MBA from LaSalle University, and an MS in Learning Technologies from Drexel University. He currently holds his CISSP, GPEN, CASP, CEH, WCNA, GCFE, GCIH, CSIH, CNFA, CCNA, CCDA, CDNA, and ACE certifications. He also teaches part-time at the local community college.
Michael DeBakey has been involved in K-12 educational technology leadership for 14 years, serving in both director-level and engineering roles. His focus has been in infrastructure technology and operations. Having served in a cabinet role before, he is intimately aware of the need for technology to connect with all spheres of the environment: instructional/curriculum, operations, and business. Michael has a BS in Computer Science from Millersville University, an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Philadelphia/Thomas Jefferson University, and has completed doctoral-level coursework at the University of Delaware. He has presented at regional conferences such as PETE & C and TechTalkLive annually on topics of ethics, leadership, network management best practices, and other areas related to instructional technology.
Michael Graham is currently the Director of Technology at the Hempfield School District. He has worked in a variety of roles in the district since 2006 including Systems Administrator and Assistant Director and currently oversees the department's operations covering technology support, classroom integration, networks, security, data management, and AV. Hempfield is currently in year three of a four year K-12, 6800 student iPad rollout, which impacts virtually all areas of technology and instruction.
Nick Babiak is a degreed Architectural Engineer with over 10 years of experience in Data Center and IDF systems design. He has worked with numerous school districts in Central Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley to provide tailored power and cooling solutions.
Randy McNally is the Manager of Technology at Springfield School District. He holds a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University and a MBA – Instructional Technology from Saint Joseph’s University . He has presented at PETE & C and the International 1:1 Computing Conference, as well as presenting a number of years at Tech Talk Live.
Roy Hoover has over 25 years of experience working with technology in educational environments. He has an associate's degree in Electronics from York Technical Institute and a bachelor's degree in Management and Organization Development from Eastern Mennonite University. He started his career as an audio-visual technician at Eastern Lancaster County School District and held a number of positions there before moving to IU13 as a technology specialist. His current role at IU13 is Network & Telecommunications Coordinator, where he is responsible for the regional wide area network that provides network connectivity to public and private schools in the region. He is also responsible for the local area networks in IU13 buildings, as well as telephones and cell phones.
Shannon Zimmerman is a strategic communications and social media professional and has served as the Director of Communications for Hempfield School District since August 2013. In this role, she designs and implements internal and external communications programs that foster a positive image for the school district. Shannon is a firm believer in sustaining two-way communications channels with stakeholders, which includes developing a strategy and content creation for the district's website and social media channels. Shannon graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and will receive her master's in Public Administration in December 2019 from Penn State University. She has received multiple awards of excellence in education communication from the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association. Shannon was also named Best Social Media Director in 2013 by PR Daily's Digital PR & Social Media Awards for her role at Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Shannon Zimmerman is a strategic communications and social media professional and has served as the Director of Communications for Hempfield School District since August 2013. In this role, she designs and implements internal and external communications programs that foster a positive image for the school district. Shannon is a firm believer in sustaining two-way communications channels with stakeholders, which includes developing a strategy and content creation for the district's website and social media channels. Shannon graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and will receive her master's in Public Administration in December 2019 from Penn State University. She has received multiple awards of excellence in education communication from the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association. Shannon was also named Best Social Media Director in 2013 by PR Daily's Digital PR & Social Media Awards for her role at Auntie Anne's Pretzels.
Shawn Mellinger is a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. He has been employed by Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 as a Senior System Administrator for the last four years. Previously he worked in the manufacturing and consulting fields as a Senior Systems Engineer. Shawn has over 12 years experience working with Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory.
Susan Hoffman came to the Elizabethtown Area School District Technology department via a circuitous route. With degrees in English, a BA from St. Joseph's University and an MA from Villanova, Susan started her work life as a college English instructor. From there she moved to the Penn State University Libraries as Circulation Supervisor at Pattee Library. While with the libraries, she wrote instruction manuals for the then in-house circulation system developed by library programmers, as well as gave workshops for library faculty and staff in the use of DOS and Microsoft Office applications. Susan joined the Elizabethtown Area School District in 2000 as a classroom reading and math assistant. In 2012, she left the classroom and brought her understanding of the end user’s perspective to her new role manning the Technology Help Desk and Technology Emergency Line for the district and writing the department’s monthly technology newsletter. Susan previously presented Keys to Successful End User Support at Tech Talk Live 2015, End User Support: Self Help Options at Tech Talk Live 2016, and Successful End User Support: Attitude! at Tech Talk Live 2017. She continues the discussion in an ongoing Tech Talk Live blog at http://techtalklive.org/ttlblog/.
Tara Johnson joined the Trinity3 team in November 2016. Tara is an asset to Trinity3 and her customers as she has a vast understanding of all the avenues of technology purchasing. She wants to provide the best solutions for her customers and loves that her job revolves around providing the best equipment for students to utilize throughout their education. With her experience as a mother with two boys in school, she knows what is important and useful for education, as well as what students utilize most!
Tim McCleary has worked in education for the past 15 years, having spent the last nine years as Supervisor of Technology for the Cheltenham School District. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the technical staff, implementing new technologies, and managing the district's network and server infrastructure. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Millersville University and a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership from La Salle University.
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