Cyber Security is Focus of Just-Announced Technology Session at CSAA Annual Meeting

Don’t miss this just-announced technology session at the upcoming CSAA Annual Meeting. Haven’t registered yet? Early bird rates end September 9 — register today!

Cyber Security is a Business Risk (Not Just an IT Risk)

Wednesday, October 26
10:45 am–12:00 pm

Presenters: Justin Bailey, COO, AvantGuard; Todd Neilson, President, Secuvant Security Services; Sascha Kylau, Vice President of Central Station Solutions & Service, Onetel; Steve Butkovich, Chief Technology Officer, CPI Security Systems

When your security is compromised, it’s not just an IT issue, it’s a business issue. Poor security management can lead to loss of business revenue, profits, customers and reputations. The costs to mitigate a breach, address potential lawsuits, provide proper notification, and pay fines can be painful. You need to be prepared!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Many business owners are in the same situation. This session focuses on how to get started on building an effective cyber security plan for your business. Technology helps us identify and manage many of these issues, but is only a portion of your overall security maturity or posture. Effective cyber security is also dependent on security policies, awareness training, insurance protection, incident response plans, effective data storage backups and access to security experts when needed. Our four experts from the security industry will share their knowledge about these elements and help you prioritize and develop an action plan for your business.



JBailey (2)Prior to entering the security industry, Justin Bailey spent more than a decade developing technologies for some of the largest companies in the world including Walmart and Honeywell. Since joining AvantGuard 6 years ago, he has learned the industry through experience in both technology and operations. He led the technology teams responsible for creating the state of the art redundancy employed among AvantGuard’s locations, and he guided the central station through a marked improvement in operational efficiency while more than doubling total accounts monitored.  In March 2014 he was named the COO of AvantGuard and is now responsible for all functions.

Steve Butkovich headshotSteve Butkovich is a security and information technology leader working for CPI Security Systems headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.  As a 16-year veteran of the security industry and current CTO for CPI Security Systems, he has directly managed Service Operations, Customer Care, Central Station and Information Technology Teams during his tenure at CPI.  Today Butkovich works to manage technology service providers, vendors and manufacturers to identify, develop and maintain technology solutions allowing CPI to better serve its customers with superior service and high value security and home automation solutions for their homes and businesses. He understands the importance of technology to all facets of the business and works closely with CPI Leaders in Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Installation, Monitoring, Quality Control and Service to utilize and implement new technology tools and solutions to support the goals of the business.

Sascha Kylau headshotSascha Kylau has 18 years of experience in the security field specializing in communication technologies. He started as an engineer with Sur-Gard and held various positions including sales engineer, global product manager and global sales manager. He recently joined Onetel Security, a services company which builds custom voice and data services for the central station market. He is a seasoned public speaker on such topics as central station receivers, VoIP, IP Technology and telecommunications. Kylau is keenly involved in the security industry and participates as an active member of AICC (Alarm Industry Communications Committee), SIA (Security Industry Association) and CSAA (Central Station Alarm Association). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering.

Todd Neilson is the Co-founder and President of Secuvant Security Services located in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Secuvant is an independent cyber security serviceTodd Neilson Head Shots firm specializing in risk management, business enablement and managed security services for the SMB and mid-market.  Neilson has been a security professional for over 30 years working for Sprint, US West, Nokia, Computer Associates and IBM.  Prior to co-founding Secuvant, Todd was the VP of North America for CA Te
chnologies Security Practice, advising Fortune 100 clients around the world on their Cyber Security needs. Neilson has many certifications, recognitions and awards including being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).







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