The Rochester Security Summit is a community focal point for education and awareness in collaboration with higher education, business and industry partners, held during National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Held annually from 2006-2019 we are excited to be back for 2022. The summit is hosted by the Rochester Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association.

2022 General Planning Committee

  • Summit Chair - John King, Flexion Inc. (ISSA, InfraGard)
  • Summit Coordinator - Mary Beth King, Rochester Security Summit
  • Dennis Allen, Stratascale
  • Shaquille Barnes, ESL (ISSA, InfraGard)
  • Mark Christman, Microsoft
  • David Frier, Sedara (ISSA, ISACA, BSidesRoc)
  • 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)
  • Michael Laird, Xerox (retired) (OWASP)
  • Tim Minsterman, Nixon Peabody, LLC (ISSA)
  • 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
  • Rich Savacool, Nixon Peabody, LLC (ISSA)
  • Richard Smith, Security Risk Advisors
  • David Warden, SUNY Geneseo

Speaker Committee

  • Chair - Richard Smith
  • John King
  • Dave Warden
  • Dennis Allen
  • Barry Hofecker

Sponsorship Committee

  • Chair - Keith Hunt
  • Michael Laird
  • Tom Hasman
  • Rich Savacool
  • Heather Klem

Venue Committee

  • Chair - Rose Rozeski
  • Joe Pierson
  • Shaquille Barnes
  • Bruce Nelson

Finance Committee

  • Chair - Dave Warden

Logistics Committee

  • Chair - Mary Beth King
  • Gary Pecor
  • Phil LaGraff
  • Mark Christman
  • David Frier
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Stephan Montanaro

Marketing / Communications Committee

  • Chair - Tim Minsterman
  • Jason Pitoniak
  • Jason Woodson