Trends in Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics Explored During Symposium to be held at William Paterson University on March 31, 2017

— David Rossi, cyber security architect for IBM z System, IBM, will give the keynote address

A conference focusing on how businesses can anticipate and reduce cyber security threats using big data analytics will be held at William Paterson University on Friday, March 31, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1600 Valley Road in Wayne. David Rossi, cyber security architect for IBM z System, IBM will give the keynote address.

The third annual “Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics Symposium: Understanding Trends Across Industries,” will explore how advanced analytic techniques help professionals make significantly faster and better decisions by examining large data sets to uncover patterns and trends,

“We’re bringing together leaders from healthcare, logistics, telecommunications, technology, education, and finance to share their experiences dealing with Big Data’s volume, variety, and velocity, along with the challenges of keeping huge volumes of highly confidential data secure from cyber threats,” says Bernadette Tiernan, executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson.

“In organizing the symposium, our purpose was to give business owners the information they need to eliminate potential cyber security threats,” says Kate Muldoon, regional director of the William Paterson University Small Business Development Center. “It’s very important for all businesses, whatever their size, to have a plan.”

The conference will include two panel discussions. Samuel S. Conn, president and CEO, NJEdge.Net, will moderate a discussion of “Trends in Big Data Analytics: Finding Your Answers in Analytics” with participants Don Burgio, executive director, Business Network & Security Solutions, Verizon; Eric Gutenberger, senior manager, Systems Programming, UPS; and Kevin Slavin, president, St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

Rossi will moderate a discussion on “Cyber Security: From Data to Action” with participants William Gouveia, managing director, Security & Privacy, Protiviti; Larry Pierce, manager of information security, Atlantic Health; Eric Rosenberg, chief information officer, William Paterson University; and Phil Tully, chief architect, Infrastructure & Operations, ADP.

Registration is $40 and all business owners, managers and leaders responsible for decision-making, and career-changers interested in understanding industry trends are invited to attend. Register online at