Plan to join your colleagues and friends at the Postcard Inn this March 31 & April 1 for EMDA’s 2023 Spring Management Workshop. EMDA President Trey Price, Price Bros. Equipment Co., Wichita, Kansas, has put together a program you won’t want to miss.
Friday morning, March 30, is devoted to cyber security topics. Over the past several years, almost half of EMDA Board members have experienced some sort of cyber security issue at their companies. Clearly, it’s not just an issue for giant companies. Friday morning starts with Tarek Salem and Jay McLaughlin of RBS IT Solutions teach members how to Keep Up with a Changing Threat Landscape. Attack surfaces are massive – and significantly different than they were in the past. Not long ago, organizational cybersecurity was like defending a building – a relatively straightforward, one-dimensional task. But companies today have evolved and workforces are now decentralized, with ever-changing borders. Yet, in many ways, many organizations are still defending this new, broader attack surface as they did more than a decade ago. The strongest strategies are built around the right combination of technology, service, people, and processes. With more than a decade of experience helping distributors with IT/Security and Network Ransom/Wire Fraud, Tarek and Jay will help EMDA members spot potential security risks before they emerge, ensuring your business assets are continually protected.
RBS IT Solutions has been providing end-to-end managed IT services to businesses in the Wichita area for over 10 years and our team brings several decades of combined experience. We are not your typical technology company and we pride ourselves on providing world-class IT services with the personal touch of a locally-owned business.
Tarek Salem is RBS’s Director Engineering and has been working in the IT industry for more than a decade. He’s worked in a variety of IT settings—from basic troubleshooting and network support to managing various technology-related projects. As the Director of Engineering for RBS IT Solutions, Tarek manages the team of engineers who assists clients with maintaining their IT environments. Tarek excels at being able to explain IT issues in layman’s terms for non-techy folks and enjoys helping our clients make the most of their technology investments.
Jay McLaughlin, Director Solutions, brings 20+ years of industry experience in the realm of information technology and cybersecurity. McLaughlin, a well-regarded thought leader, is known throughout the industry as a go-to expert for security. His dynamic, balanced, insightful presentations and writings cover topics from perimeter security to application layer security analytics. He is highly visible and has been featured and quoted by various media outlets and in publications. Jay is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida.
Register today and join your fellow EMDA members in the Florida Keys!