Association of Government Accountants 2018 Spring Symposium

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Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Education Building at The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road
Ewing Township, NJ 08618

Description: Mercadien is a platinum sponsor and will present at the Association of Government Accountants Trenton Chapter Spring Symposium on Friday, April 20th. Chris Mangano, Vice President of Mercadien Technologies along with Mike DePalma of Datto, will be presenting a session on Establishing Resiliency in Today’s Cyber-Ecosystem.

Evolving technology is affecting every organization; we’re able to gather, evaluate and use information at a pace, never before seen. The integration of global networks, have removed past barriers to sharing information. Enter the Cyber-Ecosystem: “Like natural ecosystems, the cyber ecosystem comprises a variety of diverse participants – private firms, nonprofits, governments, individuals, processes, and cyber devices (computers, software, and communication-technologies)…that interact for multiple purposes”…according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Information sharing is, at once, the Cyber-Ecosystem’s primary benefit and threat. Private data is becoming increasingly accessible to criminals/bad-actors. It’s not a question of “if” but “when” you’re organization will fall victim to a Cyber-Attack. Organizations of all sizes need to make sure they’ve developed and can follow a Resiliency & Business Continuity Management (BCM) process in the event of a disruption; BCM is a “management process that identifies risk, threats and vulnerabilities that could impact an entity’s continued operations and provides a framework for building resiliency and the capability for an effective response”.

Experts from Mercadien Technologies & Datto will help you understand the importance and value of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and how any size organization can put in place a BCM plan that is affordable & practical.

To find out more information about this event or register to attend, please visit the Association of Government Accountants Trenton Chapter Website at:

Presenters: Chris Mangano, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mercadien Technologies & Mike DePalma, Business Development Manager, Datto