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Dallas Cybersecurity Summit

Dallas Cybersecurity Summit

  • September 16, 2021
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT
  • Dallas

DataBank is excited to host the Dallas Cybersecurity Summit at our DFW3 Data Center in Plano, Texas.

DataBank is excited to host the Dallas Cybersecurity Summit at our DFW3 Data Center in Plano, Texas. During this event, our expert panelists will discuss how to protect your organization’s data from security threats. We will also address how to develop a thorough contingency plan and empower end-users with the tools and knowledge to manage potential security risks. There will be a time of both group and private question and answer where you can talk directly with these panelists/experts.

Summit Schedule
3:00-3:45PM: Panel 1
3:45pm-4:15PM: Networking Break
4:15PM-5:00PM: Panel 2
5:00PM: Happy Hour

Panel Topics:

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service – Protect your systems and data against man-made and natural catastrophes through real-time replication and fail-over recovery for server workloads.
  • Business Continuity Recovery Systems Planning – Address and identify best practices to ensure your organization can effectively manage and withstand man-made and natural catastrophes.
  • Personnel Security & Remote Workforce – Equip your end-users with the tools needed to protect themselves and the organization from security threats. We will discuss trends in Human Resources involvement in security such as background investigations and how far is too far when we reach into the home for work from remote workers.
  • Logging and SIEM – Learn the importance of parsing log data and being able to correlate events utilizing cutting-edge security tools to protect your confidential data from being compromised by enabling an effective response to attacks.

About the Speakers
Mark Houpt_DataBankMark A. Houpt
Chief Information Security Officer @DataBank. Ltd
Mark brings over 25 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. Mark holds an MS-ISA (Masters Information Security and Assurance) and numerous security and technical certifications (CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CHFI, Security +, Network+). Mark is an expert in understanding and interpretation of FedRAMP, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliance requirements. Mark is an active member of ISC2, ASIS International, COMPTIA, IAPP, and ISACA.

DataBank Dallas Cybersecurity Summit - GougeAdam Gouge
Regional Technical Leader @TrendMicro US South
With over 20 years of experience in securing complex Information Technologies, he leads a team of Cyber Security professionals dedicated to assisting customers with effectively addressing the challenges of today’s threat landscape. From the C level to the individual contributor, Adam believes a strong cyber defense strategy begins with knowledge which has no value unless it is shared.

DataBank Dallas Cybersecurity Summit -GiovinazzoSteven Giovinazzo
Technical Advisor @TrendMicro
Steve is an experienced cybersecurity professional with more than 25 years of IT experience across a multitude of technology disciplines, such as: networking, applications, virtualization, storage, and cloud. With a broad base of technology experience, he helps clients architect security solutions that meet operational objectives and deliver value.


DataBank Dallas Cybersecurity Summit - Benoit

Pat Benoit
Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer @ CBRE.
Patrick is the Global Head of Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance / Business Information Security Officer for CBRE. He was formerly the Deputy CISO for Cheetah Digital. He has been an Executive Business Partner at Experian; a Customer Delivery Executive and Service Delivery Leader at Dell; and owned a technology consulting company. He is a highly effective Business Leader with a mastery of Technology and Security. He is also a Writer, Speaker, and a continuous Mentor/Advisor and Learner.

He has demonstrated repeated success guiding business strategy to achieve maximum positive business impacts with minimum resource expenditures. Talented at building and launching global technology and security programs, grooming high-performing teams across all domains, plus guiding the digital transformation, enhancing the digital customer experience, driving and enhancing revenue using technology and reducing risk to the business. A skilled executive leader, presenter, negotiator, and businessperson, able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.

Jeremy Pease DataBank SVPJeremy Pease
Senior Vice President of Managed Services @ DataBank
Jeremy has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, leading both development and infrastructure teams and specializing directly in cloud hosting. As the COO of Aptum, Jeremy was responsible for global operational functions, leading product and technology innovation, and facilitating business planning functions to help secure an effective strategy to grow the company. Under his leadership, Jeremy drove inventive product solutions to expand business capabilities that empowered customers to achieve optimal growth outcomes. Prior to joining Aptum, Jeremy was COO at Contegix, a cloud hosting company focused on specialized application hosting. In that role, he helped build the company’s first product catalogue and create its Partner Network. Jeremy isn’t afraid to dive deep into technology to help the team. While leading the merger of five different teams, he drove the creation of a specialized dev-ops tool to support the different development languages used by the groups. He also spent time with, a cloud hosting company focused on SMB. During his time as Vice President of Managed Services, he demonstrated his attention to the customer with initiatives focused on product delivery, operational consistency and premium customer support. Jeremy attended the University of Phoenix where he obtained an Associate of Arts in Business.

Tyler Treat - DataBank

Tyler Treat
Director of Security Architecture @ DataBank
As Director of Security Architecture, Tyler brings nearly twenty (20) years of information technology, networking, and security experience to guide the team at DataBank through the complex challenges of securing corporate and managed systems. Tyler came to DataBank from the healthcare industry where he managed the security and HIPAA compliance efforts of a large midwestern clinic. Tyler joined DataBank via Edge Hosting in April of 2016. Tyler’s responsibilities at DataBank include leading the Security Architecture team in stewardship of distributed data security operations, overseeing a broad suite of information security infrastructure, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, and coordinating investigation and reporting of security incidents. Tyler participates in the planning, design, implementation, and oversight of security systems in support of compliance regulations and customer needs. Tyler holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Security +, Network +, A+, and Project+ certifications. Tyler is qualified for DoD IAT Level II, IAM Level I, and CND Infrastructure Support positions and responsibilities. Tyler is also an active member of ISC2, CompTIA, and InfraGard.



  • September 16, 2021
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT
  • Dallas
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