Compass Cybersecurity Symposium 2019

Compass Cybersecurity Symposium

We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Cybersecurity Symposium on September 25th, 2019 at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI. This year's event will be bigger and better than ever, with speakers from both the public and private sector scheduled to present on the latest threats and trends in Information and Cyber Security! To accommodate even more attendees, we have selected the event room at Twin River Casino for this year’s symposium. Attendees will receive breakfast and lunch, as well as CPE credits. Speakers, agenda, and attendee ticket sales to be released shortly!

For guests attending from out of state, Twin River Casino has set aside a block of rooms for September 24th at a rate of $119 plus tax and resort fee. The block code is COMPASSIT2019. Please contact the call center at 800-874-3669 to make reservations. Call center hours are 9am – 9pm daily. The code above will be valid until September 3, 2019.


Event Details


September 25th, 2019

Check In: 8am -9am

Event: 9am - 4:30pm



Twin River Casino

100 Twin River Road

Lincoln, RI 02865


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Please contact Nicholas Foisy at nfoisy@compassitc.com with any event questions!



Christopher Hadnagy

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Hadnagy

Christopher J. Hadnagy is a professional social engineer, author, and speaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Social‐Engineer, LLC., a company that specializes in fully-managed social engineering services, consulting, and training for some of the globe’s largest organizations. He is also the CEO of Social-Engineer.Org which provides free resources and education about social engineering. In 2009, Chris wrote the world's first Social Engineering Framework and created the first hands-on social engineering training course with accompanying certification, which is attended by law enforcement, military, and private sector professionals. In 2018, Chris wrote the Social Engineering Code of Ethics, now being used by private and government entities worldwide. He is the author of four books, writing some of the very first books in the field of social engineering. Chris is also the Founder, Executive Director, and Board Member of the 501(c)(3) organization, the Innocent Lives Foundation that unmasks anonymous child predators and reveals their true identities using legal hacking techniques and data from open-source intelligence. His efforts in fostering the structure, professionalism, and awareness of social engineering have helped to convey social engineering as one of the top threats in security to individuals and organizations today.


Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is the Founder & CTO of the Security Weekly podcast network, offering freely available shows on the topics of information security and hacking. Security Weekly is a 5-time winner of the RSA Social Security Awards Best Security Podcast. For the past 14 years, Security Weekly has successfully distributed security information through blog, social media, lead generating webcasts, podcasts, and Internet TV. Paul previously spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company & a large university. He is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester.  As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Paul Asadoorian


Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Brian has been an active member of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) since 2009, serving on the Awareness and Training working group before joining the Security Professionals Conference Program Committee in 2015. Brian became Vice Chair of the conference in 2017 and chaired the 2018 Security Professionals Conference. He was a member of the HEISC Advisory Committee between 2016-2018. Brian is also a member of the Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) community. Brian was previously the Chief Information Security Officer at Quinnipiac University. His career in information security began with the United States Air Force in 1993. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree from Norwich University. He is a member of various professional organizations including the Information System Security Association, InfraGuard, High Tech Crime Investigation Association, and Information Systems Audit Control Association. Brian is a retired Air Force Cyber Operations Officer and adjunct instructor at Naugatuck Valley Community College in the CIS Department teaching Cyber Security and Networking courses.


Ian Dicker

Ian Dicker is a solution architect, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience in software design and architecture. Throughout his career, Ian has been a pioneer; as a member of the AOL browser team, he helped make the internet accessible to millions of people around the world. As the Chief Architect for one of the first SaaS companies, Intranets.com, Ian was responsible for the system security for a system used by over a million users. Since 2007, Ian has been working with clients on the SharePoint / Office 365 and Azure Platforms. He has been a frequent presenter and has championed information security and data governance topics. Ian currently works as the Practice Director for Application Modernization at Spyglass Solutions.

Ian Dicker-1


Todd Knapp

Todd Knapp

Todd Knapp has been providing IT services nationally for 20 years and has an extensive background in enterprise network architecture and strategic planning. In 1998, he founded Envision Technology Advisors, a technology and business consulting firm that has offices in the Providence and Greater Boston areas. Todd speaks throughout New England on a number of technology topics including emerging technologies, virtualization, Internet of Things, leveraging the data economy, and integrating user psychology into IT strategic planning and services. He is also a regular contributor to industry publications and is a contributing editor to three different segments of TechTarget. Todd is a certified VMware vExpert and was recognized by the Providence Business News in the 2010 class of 40 under Forty.


Brian J Lamoureux

Brian J. Lamoureux is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereux & O’Gara LLC. He is a member of the firm’s Employment, Litigation, Cyber Law, and Corporate & Business Teams. His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, social media law, and creditors’ rights. In addition to being an accomplished business litigator, he is a frequent guest speaker, published author and broadcast commentator on cybersecurity and social and digital media legal issues in the news, having made appearances on WPRI-TV, WJAR-TV, WPRO-AM, MYRI-TV, and NECN-TV. He also created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment” at his alma mater, Providence College, where he is a faculty member and a recipient of the 2019 Teaching Excellence Award for Practitioner Faculty. In 2011, he was honored for his achievements by Providence Business News with a 40 Under Forty award. Attorney Lamoureux holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is qualified to serve as a receiver in Rhode Island Superior Court.

Brian J Lamoureux


Jesse Roberts

Jesse Roberts

Jesse Roberts is an Information Technology & Cyber Security professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a professor of Network Engineering & Cyber Security at the New England Institute of Technology. Jesse holds multiple industry level certifications & has been invited to speak at events across the country, including the Rhode Island Joint Cyber Task Force Meeting. His presentations often including real-time live hacking demonstrations. He's mentored students at various local colleges through cybersecurity clubs, and recently started mentoring high school and middle school students in information security through the CyberPatriot program. Jesse also recently joined Compass IT Compliance security team!


Matthew Rose

Matthew Rose has over 18 years of software development, sales engineering management, and consulting experience. During this time, Matt has helped some of the largest organizations in the world in a variety of industries, regions, and technical environments implement secure software development life cycles utilizing static analysis. Matt's extensive background in application security, object-oriented programming, multi-tier architecture design / implementation, and internet / intranet development has been key to many speaking engagements for organizations like OWASP, ISSA, and ISACA. He currently serves as Director of Application Security Strategy at Checkmarx.

Matthew Rose


The following agenda is subject to changes. Time slots and speakers will be added in the upcoming weeks.


Registration & Check In, Networking with Exhibitors

Event Welcome Announcements

Social Engineering (Keynote Address)

Exhibitor Break

Putting the Sec in Dev Ops

Rethinking How to Secure Unstructured Data in the Era of Digital Transformation

Exhibitor Break

Lunch Served

Live Hacking Demonstration (Internet of Things)

Exhibitor Break

The Government vs. Big Tech: Who Will (and Should) Win?

Cloud Security Panel Discussion

Exhibitor Break

Topic TBD

Closing Remarks & Giveaways

Networking with Exhibitors

Event Sponsors


Security Weekly
IT Support RI


Proceeds of the event will be donated to Sargent Rehabilitation Center

Sargent Center


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