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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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