Cybersecurity in 2024: The latest threat actor techniques and the 5 top things you need to do TODAY

When:  Jan 18, 2024 from 12:00 to 13:00 (ET)

The January 2024 Financial Counseling call with AFCPE and FPA will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 12 pm ET.

Guest speaker Michael Cocanower will be presenting, "Cybersecurity 2024: The latest threat actor techniques and the 5 top things you need to do TODAY to protect yourself."

Join us to learn the latest techniques to stay one step ahead of threat actors and protect your data as well as your client data. We will cover how organizations need to adjust their strategy in order to mitigate cybersecurity risk and leave you with the top 5 steps you should take TODAY in order to have an immediate impact in lowering your risk of being the victim of a cyberattack.

Michael is the founder and president of itSynergy based in Phoenix, Arizona.  Founded in 1997, itSynergy focuses exclusively on providing strategic technology management and cybersecurity guidance to small and midsized financial advisers on a fixed monthly fee.

Michael has received numerous awards and widespread industry recognition throughout his career.  In 2020 Michael received his Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional (IACCP®) designation providing him with a unique combination of financial services compliance and deep technology knowledge.  Michael also holds a Certified Ethical Hacker certification which he utilizes daily to counsel customers on the world of cybersecurity.

In the past, he was recognized by Arizona State University in the inaugural class of Sun Devil Select to recognize successful alumni entrepreneurs.  He was named by the Arizona Republic as one of Arizona’s Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35.  He was also named one of 20/20 Visionaries in Channel Pro Network magazine. The magazine regularly turns to him for input on current IT trends, and called him a “shrewd and articulate observer of the SMB market”.  Michael’s services have been retained by both Microsoft and Cisco as a subject matter expert in the use and implementation of Microsoft technologies in small and medium businesses.  Michael has also served on numerous boards and advisory councils including both the United States and International Board of Directors of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners as well as the Arizona chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) where he served as President.

Michael is a Phoenix native and has lived in Arizona his entire life.  He graduated from Arizona State University with bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Computer Information Systems.

Michael lives in Phoenix and is a black belt in the Kung Sul division of Hwa Rang Do, a Korean martial art.  Michael is also an avid runner and enjoys an extremely active lifestyle which includes hiking, travel, and new experiences.


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