Upstate Medical University

Securing Financial Transactions with Reg Harnish, OrbitalFire

CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical University presents Securing Financial Transactions
October 18, 2023, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Reg Harnish, CEO, OrbitalFire

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According to 2022 statistics, Business Email Compromise (BEC) – not ransomware – is the number one cyber scam affecting small businesses today. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, it has resulted in more losses than any other type of computer fraud in the U.S. Business Email Compromise can result in fraudulent wire transfers, direct deposit issues, vendor payment scams, and many other types of financial losses.

Typically, Business Email Compromise is made possible due to poorly trained employees, inadequate financial procedures, and a lack of security controls on financial transactions. In some cases, these attacks are combined with other, more sophisticated intrusions. The good news – implementing some basic operational changes can nearly eliminate your susceptibility to these scams. Join OrbitalFire as we explore this new pandemic of cybercrime and ways you can reduce your risk today.

Speaker Bio:  Reg Harnish is a nationally recognized cybersecurity veteran, investor, board member, advisor, speaker, author and the CEO of OrbitalFire.  Reg is also the founder and former CEO of GreyCastle Security, a former Executive Vice President at the Center for Internet Security and the former CTO of Autotask.  OrbitalFire is a leading cybersecurity services provider focused on simplifying, automating, and ultimately solving security challenges for the underserved – small businesses. Reg is responsible for the company’s vision, strategy, and growth.

Reg is responsible for several successful ventures, including GreyCastle Security (partial acquisition in 2016), Autotask (acquisition by Vista Equity Partners and Datto in 2017), SynQuest (IPO in 2000 and acquisition by Viewlocity in 2002) and (Internet venture with Kimbal Musk).  Reg has been practicing cybersecurity for nearly two decades. His experiences, skills and perspectives have established him as a highly respected thought-leader in the industry.

Reg is a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute, a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a board advisor to numerous high-growth cybersecurity startups.  Reg has been featured in Time Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post, CBS Nightly News, CIO Magazine, Dark Reading, Software Magazine, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld and countless other media outlets.  Reg is a nationally recognized speaker and has presented at nearly every major industry and cybersecurity conference. His thoughtful and sometimes provocative perspectives have made him a highly sought-after keynote speaker.