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Tuesday, December 3, 2019 LiveMiddlesex/Somerset Chapter

Technology and Cybersecurity Update (E1912749)

8:10 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Registration: 7:30 AM EST

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Ave.
Somerset , NJ 08873

4.0 CPE Credits in CS


In this meeting, hear four panelists cover a variety of cybersecurity topics, ranging from best practices to social engineering.


Earn 4 CPE credits in CS.


Make sure you are up to date on the latest trends and best practices with information technology to protect you and your clients.

This session will have four panels covering a variety of topics, including:

  • What is the first thing you should do you do if you or one of your clients gets hacked?
  • What does Cybersecurity Insurance really cover?
  • Tips for preventing a data breach
  • What are your legal obligations if you have a data breach
  • Nuts and bolts of protecting your business
  • What is social engineering and why is it one of the biggest challenges for cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity best practices








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Greg Goldstein

Greg Goldstein

Highridge Technology

Greg Goldstein is President & Founder of Highridge Technology is Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. Greg brings to Highridge 25 years of experience in IT working in some of the most complex technology departments within the financial services industry, including Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan Chase. Prior to starting Highridge, Greg was Co-Founder of De Novo Technology Partners, LLC a Managed Services Provider focused on the financial services industry. Leveraging his experience servicing financial services firms, Greg has build strong business relationships within the RIA community, including vendor relationships with both Schwab and Fidelity. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University.

John Gorman

John Gorman, CFE, CHFI

Bureau Chief, High Tech Crime Bureau

New Jersey State Police

John Gorman, CFE, CHFI is Bureau Chief of the High Tech Crime Bureau within the New Jersey State Police.  In his role, he oversees investigations and data analyses of criminal investigations involving computers,telecommunications, and other technologies.  John has proven success building and supervising cyber programs to support multiagency missions through partnership development.  He is sought out by law enforcement and the private sector for insight into privacy laws and how to mitigate risks inherent to cyber incidents and is an accomplished crisis negotiator in charge of overseeing Crisis Negotiation Response for the New Jersey State Police.  John is a regular keynote speaker on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cyber investigations.

John is also Chairman of the Cybercrime Committee at the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies.  Prior to his current role, John was a New Jersey State Trooper and served as Captain from November 2017.  He was an FBI Fellow at the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force in Washington, D.C. where he took part in national efforts to identify, pursue, and defeat cyber threats against the United States.  Previously, he was a Senior Accountant at Merrill Lynch in Princeton.

John earned his B.S. in Accounting from Rider University and his M.S. in Financial Investigations from the University of New Haven.  He was the recipient of he Outstanding Graduate Student Award.  He holds his Certified Forensic Computer Examiner certification from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, is a Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator  Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst, is a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator.

Michelle Schaap

Michelle A. Schaap, J.D.

Member of the Firm

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Michelle Schaap practices cybersecurity and corporate law at Chiesa Sahinian & Giantomasi PC. Within corporate law, she primarily practices in construction, franchising and renewable energy – representing a varied client base that ranges from Fortune 500 companies to closely-held businesses.

Combining her technology and corporate experience, Michelle has spearheaded and developed CSG’s cybersecurity practice. She regularly advises clients on cybersecurity preparedness, counsels clients when data security incidents arise and trains companies on best practices for security procedures addressing both their business operations and their customers’ concerns. Michelle assesses her clients’ risk management practices and security incident preparedness to develop a proactive response and recovery plan enacted to recover from security breaches. Additionally, Michelle works with clients in contract review, drafting and negotiation in critical areas of privacy and security.

Michelle is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with a concentration on U.S. private-sector law (CIPP/US).

Within the construction industry, Michelle negotiates complex agreements – including construction management, architect and design-build agreements. Her extensive experience includes multimillion-dollar biotech research facilities, design-build agreements for amusement rides, and working with various clients to develop form agreements for planned expansion. Complementary to Michelle's construction work is her experience negotiating solar facility agreements – including power purchase agreements and engineering, procurement and construction agreements.

Michelle works closely with both technology developers and companies seeking to acquire technologies – whether by custom development, license, subscription or otherwise. Michelle’s experience overseeing these transactions enhances efficiency and ensures that the agreement appropriately protects her clients. She educates her clients on potential risks and liabilities, and provides best practices to help manage and mitigate such exposure.

Richard VanCleave

Richard S. VanCleave


Couch Braunsdorf Insurance

Richard C. VanCleave III is Chairman of Couch Braunsdorf Insurance. Dick is a graduate of Colgate University, where he enjoyed both academic and athletic success during his college years. Over the course of his 5-decade long career in the insurance industry, he has led a number of large and well-respected firms. He brings a depth of knowledge and experience that is both rare and unique.


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