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Northern Kentucky Chamber June Eggs ‘N Issues at Receptions to focus on cybersecurity

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) will host Eggs ‘N Issues: Cybersecurity, Tuesday, June 11. 

Panelists will review the current cyber threat landscape. The discussion will lay out the current threats small and midsize businesses face and best practices to mitigate those threats.

Panelists include:

* Dennis Kennedy, Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc (DBL Law) – Kennedy is a partner at DBL Law who specializes in health care, medical malpractice, and technology. He advises health care clients throughout Kentucky regarding various issues including regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, reimbursement appeals, provider enrollment issues, and civil monetary penalties. In addition, Kennedy is a frequent speaker on reimbursement issues, fraud and abuse, regulatory compliance, and HIPPA privacy and security laws. He is a former health care accountant, hospital risk manager, and corporate compliance officer.

* Brian Ruschman, C-Forward, Inc. – Ruschman, President of C-Forward, has more than 16 years of experience with computer networking and has received many Microsoft certifications. An active member of the NKY Chamber, he serves as the Chair of the Chamber Ambassador committee and is a graduate of the 35th Leadership Northern Kentucky Class.

* Tom Scarborough, Fifth Third Bank – Scarborough is the Director of Cyber Defense and Operations at Fifth Third Bank and has more than 16 years of Information Security Management experience. In his role, he has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of information security including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Attack Detection, Analysis, and Response (ADAR), Attack Surface Management, Vulnerability Management, Network and Endpoint Security, and the Insider Threat Program.


“Businesses rely on technology to conduct work efficiently and securely, which is why cybersecurity is important,” said Brent Cooper, President and CEO of the NKY Chamber. “This event will be a great opportunity to learn how local companies working to combat cybercrimes and cyber threats and walk away with actionable items to apply to their own organizations.”

Eggs ‘N Issues: Cybersecurity will take place at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center (1379 Donaldson Rd., Erlanger). The event will begin with check-in, breakfast, and networking from 7:30-7:55 a.m., with the discussion and audience Q&A running from 7:55-9:00 a.m.

Registration for Eggs ‘N Issues is $25 for NKY Chamber members, $50 for future NKY Chamber members, and $20 for NKYP Passport holders. Pre-registration is required online at www.NKYChamber.com/events.

The Eggs ‘N Issues Title Sponsor is DBL Law. The Non-Profit Spotlight is Carmel Manor.

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization in Northern Kentucky.

It is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber with nearly 1,500 member companies representing approximately 175,000 employees. 

The Chamber focuses its efforts on education, workforce development, international trade, leadership development, and government relations at the federal, state and local level. 

Additional information on the Chamber is available here.

NKY Chamber

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