About Us :: Rochester Security Summit

About Us

The Rochester Security Summit is held annually during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Since 2006, RSS has been a leading regional event that brings together a broad range of professionals and organizations from across a wide range of industries. RSS serves as a community focal point for education and awareness; fostering discussion, knowledge sharing, and networking to help drive innovation and address the evolving challenges in the security landscape.

Brought to you by The Rochester ISSA Chapter

Planning Committees

2024 General Planning Committee

  • Summit Chair - John King*, Flexion Inc. (ISSA, InfraGard, OWASP)

  • Summit Coordinator - Mary Beth King, Rochester Security Summit

  • Shaquille Barnes, ESL (ISSA, InfraGard)

  • Mark Christman, Microsoft

  • Ralph Durkee, Durkee Consulting, Inc. (ISSA, OWASP)

  • David Frier, Sedara

  • Paul Goyette, Nixon Peabody, LLP

  • Tom Hasman, GDIT

  • Barry Hofecker, GreyCastle Security

  • Keith Hunt*, University of Rochester (ISSA, OWASP)

  • Heather Klem, Dox Electronics (ISSA)

  • Phil LaGraff, PC LaGraff Consulting (ISSA, Infragard)

  • Tim Minsterman*, Nixon Peabody, LLP (ISSA)

  • Stephen Montanaro, Rochester Institute of Technology (REN-ISAC, InfraGard)

  • Bruce Nelson, Eastman Kodak (retired)

  • Gary Pecor, Xerox (retired)

  • Joe Pierson*, Equitable (ISSA, Infragard)

  • Jason Pitoniak*, Rochester Institute of Technology (ISSA, OWASP)

  • Rose Rozeski*, Independent Health (ISSA)

  • Rich Savacool*, Nixon Peabody, LLP (ISSA)

  • Aaron Schanz, Constellation Brands

  • Deb Shymalov, Eastman Kodak

  • Richard Smith, Security Risk Advisors (ISSA)

  • David Warden*, SUNY Geneseo (ISSA)

  • Edward Woodfield, PayQuicker (ISSA, InfraGard)

  • Jason Woodson, Major League Baseball

Logistics Committee

  • Chair - Mary Beth King

  • Registration Lead: David Frier

  • Registration: Hannah Chang

  • Raffle: Mark Christman

  • Student Volunteers: Stephen Montanaro

Speaker Committee

  • Chair - Richard Smith

  • Barry Hofecker

  • Rose Rozeski

  • Deb Shymalov

  • Dave Warden

Sponsorship Committee

  • Chair - Keith Hunt

  • Shaq Barnes

  • Tom Hasman

  • Aaron Schanz

  • Tim Minsterman

Venue Committee

  • Chair - Rose Rozeski

  • Venue: Paul Goyette

  • A/V Lead: Joe Pierson

  • A/V: Heather Klem

  • Photography: Bruce Nelson

Marketing / Communications Committee

  • Web Lead: Jason Pitoniak

  • Web: Edward Woodfield

  • Social Media: Jason Woodson

Finance Committee

  • Chair - Dave Warden

*Indicates RocISSA Chapter Officer