Joint CEDIA/Infocomm Conference
Part of InfoComm All Access Pass.

CTS 3 | CTS-D 3 | CTS-I 3 | Max: 3

180 mins | 3 CEU Points
10 Feb 2017 | 10:00 - 13:00 | Room G106 | InfoComm International Add to calendar
CYBERSECURITY: How to Help Your Customers Understand, Mitigate and Respond to Threats
A joint CEDIA / InfoComm Conference.
Moderator: Mitch Klein, Z-Wave Alliance;
Presenters: Stuart Rench, ihiji; Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, ISF-C, DMC-E, EAVA, ECA, PMP, InfoComm; Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I, Harman Professional; L. William (Bill) Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, Biamp Systems

The increasing number of networked devices in the world and new stories on cyberattacks is cause for concern for your customers not to mention your reputation as a business owner. Have you wondered how easy is it to penetrate a customer’s network? How big a risk is it, really? And how can you make your clients feel at ease that their network is secure?

The panel, which primarily deals with applications in small-to-medium sized business as well as residential, will help you understand the threats and how to mitigate and respond to them.

The 150-minute session is divided into five 30-minute segments and is moderated by Mitch Klein, CEO of Z-Wave Alliance. The first section, will
examine how easy it is to penetrate a network and the vulnerabilities that hackers looks for. This will demonstrate the business opportunities available. The second, with Chuck Espinoza presenting, will look at risk assessment of any given network situation and how to educate the client on it. In the third part, Paul Zielie will examine the best ways to mitigate risk by reducing exposure and following best practices so that issues don’t arise in the first place. The fourth session will look at how to respond and recovery to the worst incidents you can envision. Finally, a general panel will take a larger view of the issue and give their own experiences from both residential and commercial projects.

• Introductions and moderator – Mitch Klein
• Motivation – why it’s critical to include in your planning/ops– Stuart Rench, ihiji
• Risk Assessment – Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, ISF-C, DMC-E, EAVA, ECA, PMP, Staff Instructor, InfoComm
• Mitigating Risk - Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I, Manager of Enterprise Solutions, Harman Professional
• Response and Recovery
• Panel Discussion – presenters, L. William (Bill) Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, Director of Channel Strategy for Paging, Biamp Systems


Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, ISF-C, DMC-E, EAVA, ECA, PMP
Chuck Espinoza, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, ISF-C, DMC-E, EAVA, ECA, PMP
Staff Instructor
InfoComm International
Charles (Chuck) Espinoza, InfoComm Staff Instructor, has more than 21 years of experience in the AV industry, along with 8 years as Platoon Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. In the U.S. Marine Corps, Espinoza was the Chief Sound System Engineer for the United States Marine Corps’ musical field units. Since retiring from the Marines, he has held a variety of positions supporting commercial and federal government clients, including sound system engineer, project manager, senior integration engineer, chief training officer, and quality assurance engineer.
Espinoza has contributed to the development of hundreds of audiovisual professionals in his numerous professional training roles, as well as through his leadership in InfoComm International.

Espinoza served on the Scheme and Item Writers Committee for the creation and continuing oversight of the ANSI CTS-I certification exam, InfoComm’s Leadership Search Committee member and Chair of InfoComm’s Certification Steering Committee, as well as contributor the InfoComm Installation Handbook. His certifications include InfoComm Certified Technical Specialist – Installation (CTS-I), InfoComm Certified Technical Specialist – Design (CTS-D), AV9000 Certified Quality Assurance Technician (CQT), Imaging Science Foundation Certified Commercial Display Calibrator (ISF-C), Digital Media Certified Technician (D C-T), Digital Media Certified Designer (DMC-D), Digital Media Certified Engineer (DMC-E), Extron Audio Video Associate (EAVA), Extron Certified Control Associate (ECA), Projection Design Certified Product Specialists Platinum Level, and ClearOne Certified Technical Specialist.
L. William (Bill) Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I
L. William (Bill) Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I
Director of Channel Strategy for Paging
Biamp Systems
Certified with his CTS-D, CTS-I, L. William Nattress III, is the Director of Channel Strategy – Paging for Biamp Systems. With more than 30 years of professional AV experience, Nattress spent 15 of those years in a leadership role with Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC. He has extensive project management experience in the design, engineering, installation and integration of audio, video, conferencing, and control systems.

Nattress was active in InfoComm International's Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC), served on the Certification Subcommittee, the InfoComm Board of Directors and the Leadership Development Committee, and was the PETC chair. He has taught numerous design tracks and networking courses via InfoComm International University. Bill’s leadership in the technical research and editing of InfoComm’s power and grounding curriculum garnered him the InfoComm’s Educator of the Year awarded in 2009.
Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I
Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I
Manager of Enterprise Solutions
Harman Professional
Paul Zielie, CTS-D, CTS-I is a multi-disciplined generalist with 30 years of experience designing and integrating IT, telecommunications and AV solutions. He is a prolific writer and speaker and was the recipient of the 2015 InfoComm International, Educator of the year. Zielie is currently the Manager of Enterprise Solutions for Harman Professional, a leading manufacturer of control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, as well as digital signage and technology management. His primary responsibilities are solving the integration issues of enterprise wide AV integration including, security, scalability and maintainability. Prior to joining Harman in 2013, Zielie was a Principal Engineer for Lockheed Martin working primarily in Unified Communications and Network Video Transport.
Mitchell Klein (Moderator)
Mitchell Klein (Moderator)
Z-Wave Alliance
Stuart Rench
Stuart Rench
Stuart Rench is the CEO and co-founder of Ihiji, the Austin-based award-winning monitoring solution for integrators to better serve their customers within the connected home. Prior to founding Ihiji, Stuart was the CEO of InvoStar, a custom design-build home automation company. His interest in networking technologies is rooted in his experience in Research and Development for BellSouth early in his career. As he noticed the radical shifts in technology taking hold of the home, he quickly realized the importance of secure and simple solutions for technology companies and their customers. Stuart is a Houston native and graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.