TBPA Membership Lunch & Learn (JANUARY 2018)

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • at The Tampa Club, 42nd Floor, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL


Registration is closed

SPEAKERS:  Robert Atherton  and Felix Negron 

TOPIC:  Cyber Attacks & Ransomware - Understanding and Preventing

SUMMARY: Cyber Attacks, Data Breaches and Ransomware have reached an epidemic level for all organizations, in all industries, all over the globe.  Business leaders need to fully understand the impact and severity of these threats and have a plan in place to stop them.  In this seminar, we will discuss the meteoric rise of Cyber Attacks and Ransomware, the methodology and tactics hackers use to infiltrate a network and what you can do to protect your organization and your data.

Topics Covered:

1.  The Rise of Ransomware and Cyber Attacks

2.  How Hackers Hack – an education

3.  12 Layers of Security – for Maximum Protection

4.   Security Best Practices


 Please complete your online RSVP no later than Thursday, January 11, 2018 (RSVP Deadline) at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online), and then pay online or mail your payment to: TBPA, P. O. Box 2840, Tampa, FL 33601   

If mailing payment after online RSVP, make checks payable to:

Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc.

Cost:   Members:  $16.50 / Guests: $25.00

Regular Entrée:  Chicken bella- parmesan cream with artichoke (GF)/ Vegetarian Entrée:  Stuffed Portobello mushroom with spinach, feta, roasted peppers, caramelized onions & balsamic glaze / CONTACT THE LUNCHEON CHAIR FOR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Petite Dessert.  (No Substitutions Please)  

TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded, subject to a $2.00 administrative fee.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence may be sent to luncheon@tbpa.org.

Parking: Please note that The Tampa Club validates parking in the Bank of America parking garage during lunchtime hours for the discounted $2.00 rate.  Please bring your parking ticket with you and have The Tampa Club Receptionist validate it for you.    

In addition, TBPA will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the USO Central Florida.

Please don't forget to bring some extra cash to participate in this raffle!

Special thanks to this month's TBPA Luncheon Sponsor:

THE ROCK GROUP COMPANY, your primary option for investigative services in the state of Florida. We greatly appreciate your consideration and we are confident in our ability to provide the highest quality of professional personnel and resources to meet your specific private and corporate investigative needs.



SPEAKERS' BIO: Robert is the President and Co-CEO of ThreatSHIELD Security, a Managed Security Services organization specializing in Cyber Security and Ransomware prevention.  Robert is also the President of Zymphony Technology Solutions, a Managed IT Services company. He has over 20 year of management and leadership experience in a wide variety of technical industries.


SPEAKERS' BIO:  Felix is the Co-CEO and CSO of ThreatSHIELD Security as well as CIO of Zymphony Technology Solutions.  He has over 15 years’ experience in the data security industry.  He currently holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology and has a CISSP Certification, which is the premier security certification.  Felix spent over 5 years working alongside the FBI tracking and pursuing foreign organizations hacking into US companies, mostly those that had military contracts with the US Department of Defense. Felix was also responsible for building and maintaining the “dark” network for Coca Cola to protect the recipe for Coke. 


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