FREE Event: Navigating Information Security for Businesses Today

There are many questions surrounding Cyber Security, Cyber Insurance, and Information Technology for businesses today. Come get answers to your questions and learn about Information Security, Legal Considerations, and Risk Transfer Considerations.

December 18, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm - Includes a continental breakfast

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Attendees Will Learn: 

Information Security Essentials - Fundamentals around risk, information managment and security posture

Legal Considerations for Intellectual Property - Legal considerations for intellectual property protection in the contemporary environment

Risk Mitigation and Transfer Strategies - Appropriate risk transfer strategies through both legal and insurance means

Pending approval for 1.5 NJ CLE credits and Approved for 1.5 NJ CPE credits. 


Panelist Bios:

Frank Ableson has run navitend since its inception in 2002. navitend provides Leadership and Technology Services to its clients across the New Jersey, Eastern PA and NYC markets. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He has obtained industry certifications including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). In addition to day to day leadership of navitend, Frank works closely with a limited number of startup businesses, assisting them to bring their technology products and services to market.

Prior to running navitend, Frank consulted for a number of corporations including Nike, Schlumberger, Hewlett Packard, Barnes and, Palm, Warner Lambert/Pfizer, Bausch & Lomb, Altria, BASF, Handango, Microchip, PrintMail, TAG Cyber and others.

In addition to publishing software development books for the Android operating system, Frank has contributed to IBM Developerworks and Linux Magazine.

Frank is a lifelong northern New Jersey resident, currently residing in Byram Township with his wife and seven children.

Khizar Sheikh chairs the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group at the firm Mandelbaum Salsburg. Khizar focuses his practice on cybersecurity, privacy, and data matters; and he counsels clients ranging from emerging growth companies to publicly-traded, global organizations, as well as clients from banking and financial services, consumer retail, healthcare, and education sectors.

Khizar works closely with his clients, providing advice on issues relating to data collection, storage, protection, use, and sharing. He assists clients in complying with their legal requirements for protecting personal and sensitive data arising from contracts, state, national, or international laws relating to data privacy, cybersecurity, digital advertising and marketing, virtual currencies, and social media. He is experienced in providing risk and “gap” assessments; drafting and negotiating contracts (including vendor and cloud agreements, and merger/acquisition documents) and providing ongoing training to staff,management, and boards of directors; as well as representing clients in data breach response and litigation matters involving data theft and misuse, intellectual property, and privacy torts and class actions. To assist his clients, Khizar works closely with data security, forensic, insurance, and public relations specialists. In addition to his corporate practice, Khizar also advises security researchers and “white hat” hackers on the unique legal issues that their work implicates, including counseling on contracts and threat reporting.

Glenn Tippy is Executive Vice President of the NJ office of Assured Partners, GWW Insurance Agency. Glenn has over 40 years of insurance experience, holding a variety of executive positions prior to joining GBW/AssurePartners. He is Past President of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey (PIANJ). . He was appointed to the NJ Insurance Commissioner's Producer Advisory Council.

He is also Vice Chair of the New Jersey Council of Trout Unlimited, and Past President of the Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Foundation. He has served on the Boards of the New Jersey Insurance Underwriting Association and the Insurance Council of New Jersey.

Glenn holds the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) professional designations. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and a member of the CPCU Society. He is a graduate of Yale University. He is a former Mayor of Mountain Lakes NJ and former President of its Board of Education. He has provided expert witness reports on a variety of topics. He has provided market consulting services to insurance companies as well as insurance consumers


Get a clear understanding of where you are from a cyber security perspective and a clear plan forward as technology continually changes the course.


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  • "I look forward to working with you again in the future. Once again, thanks to your organization for your prompt response."

    Luke Wolters / Luke Wolters Tax Consultants
  • “Navitend’s expertise helped our firm over the past year to effectively elevate our I.T. game, powering our website into a highly interactive tool. Well done to Frank and his team!”  

    Chuck Steege, CFP®, CEP, President, SFG Wealth Planning Services, Inc.
  • "We've dedicated our lives to growing our retail and ecommerce business and it's a relief to have found a company like navitend who treats our business likes it's their own. navitend's personal approach to project management and problem solving are top-notch."

    Stamatis, Co-owner Twisted Lily, Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary
  • "Thanks so much again for taking care of everything in such an expedient manner. It's a pleasure to work with navitend and its staff as always!"

    Lawrence Wolfin / Textol Systems, Inc.
  • "Thanks so much!  You are a class act!  
    You and your team have really done an excellent job on this!"

    Steve Van Ooteghem, The C12 Group in Houston, Texas
  • "navitend has been a great IT partner for our company.  Their helpdesk response time is the best I have experienced in my 30 year career.  navitend has helped me to have great IT services without the need to have a full time, in house, technician at significant savings to our company."

    Bob Bradley, President, Bradley Graphics
  • "Our company is more efficient and has grown as a result of navitend’s work. navitend helped us get to the next level."

    Greg Niccolai / Madison Insurance
  • "I appreciate that they didn’t just build the application. They made it better by bringing ideas to the table that not only made for a better user experience, but also kept the development costs down."

    Andy Lynch / North Star Marketing
  • navitend’s approach to customer service is greatly appreciated here.  Ensuring that we are well protected from a technology standpoint provides us with peace of mind to continue our day to day operations and that they are looking out for our company's best interest.