June 30th, 2021 - 11:00am - 2pm
Maple Hill Farm Inn - Hallowell, ME

With the continual evolution and maturation of the Ransomware threat landscape, a lot of our customers are re-evaluating their data protection strategies to ensure that their critical data is safe from malicious access and tampering. The most common questions we hear from our customers are -

“How do I ensure I’m adequately protecting my critical data?”

“How do I evaluate my current policies against the latest best practices?”

In this session, we will break down how the Ransomware landscape has changed, what this new threat landscape looks like, and what organizations can do to ensure their data protection policies are aligned to deal with these new threats.

Join the AHEAD and Fortinet Teams on Wednesday, June 30th at the Maple Hill Farms B&B and Convention Center for an afternoon discussing the "how to" of ransomware protection.

Spots are limited, so secure your spot soon!

11:00-11:10am: AHEAD & Fortinet Intro
11:10am-11:15am: Ransomware Background
11:15am-11:30am: AHEAD’s Security Methodology & How We Help
11:30am-12:15pm: Practicioner Session
12:15pm-12:45pm:Open Discussion / Q&A / Lunch
12:45pm-1:00pm: Fortinet Security Fabric
1:00pm-1:30pm: Fortinet Endpoint Detection & Response – Demo
1:30pm-1:45pm: Open Discussion / Q&A
1:45pm-2:00pm: Closing - Firewall CTAP & Ransomware Posture Assessments

Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center



Frank Appunn - Professor of Cybersecurity and Vice President, InfraGard Maine

Frank Appunn’s experience covers accounting, management, and then 20 years of international entrepreneurship in new technology regarding networking, systems management and security. In Maine, he obtained an MBA with decision sciences from UMaine Orono and an online PhD with a security dissertation based on research regarding closing the people gap working with 4 hospitals and a bank in Maine. He leads a BS Cybersecurity, MS Cybersecurity, serves as Dissertation Chair, is creating a new PhD in Cybersecurity, and consults on the cyber field. Frank resuscitated InfraGard in Maine and was their local President for 4 years, he continues to serve on the National Technical Committee.

Mike Keighley - HIPAA Security Officer, MaineGeneral Health

Michael Keighley is the HIPAA Security Officer for MaineGeneral Health in Augusta, ME. Michael joined the MaineGeneral Health team in August 2016.

Michael is originally from Cincinnati, OH and attended the University of Maine, earning his BS in Business Administration in 2006. He also earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2013 and completed his MA in IT Management from Webster University in 2014. Most recently, Michael earned his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in 2018 and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) in 2019.

Prior to MaineGeneral Michael served over 8 years in the United States Army as a CH-47 (Chinook) pilot as well as Information Security Officer. He completed deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Following his time in the Army, Michael completed a five month, 2,189 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He also worked for nine months as an Information Security Official for Hospital Corporation of America in Las Vegas, NV.

Michael currently lives in Augusta, ME with this ginger tri-pod cat Marty and teaches yoga through his LLC Archangel Yoga at the Travis Mills Foundation for re-calibrated warriors.

Brian McLeod – Vice President and Information Security Officer, Androscoggin Bank

Brian has been overseeing the information security program at Androscoggin Bank since 2020.  Androscoggin Bank is a community bank based in Lewiston Maine and has recently achieved Benefit Corporation status which has really underlined the bank’s commitment to its mission, vision and values for using its resources for the greater good.

Before joining the bank Brian was the Information Security Officer for Central Maine Healthcare for five years and Network Administrator for Camden National Bank for 8 years.  Brian started his career in Information Technology nearly 20 years ago.  He earned his Master’s degree from Boston University in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Security.  He maintains his CISSP, CISM and CISA certifications.

Brian lives in Western Maine with his two boys and a senior French Brittany Spaniel named Henry.  Brian enjoys getting his family together for adventures and exploration.  Brian completed his first adventure race in 2019 with his partner Annie and has been hooked since.  He recently completed a 24 hour race in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is a member of Strong Machines Development Squad.  He also sits on the board and is a part of the facilities committee for a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote wilderness camping experiences.


Mervyn Chapman, Lead Security Specialist, AHEAD

Mervyn brings 20+ years of experience managing customer environments, mostly in the healthcare industry. Since moving to consulting, he has worked with customers to develop strategic security plans and held educational workshops on changing regulatory requirements. He helps customers integrate offerings to create wholistic security and privacy programs.

Zlatko Saric,  Sr. Systems Engineer – Enterprise, Fortinet

Zlatko has extensive field experience in enterprise cyber security having worked for successful start-ups including SentinelOne, Carbon Black, and enSilo where he held Leader and Director roles. Most recently Zlatko managed the global endpoint SE teams at Fortinet and Haystax. His current focus at Fortinet is to assist customers with advanced threats, incident response and overall security posture.

Fortinet’s mission is to deliver the most innovative, highest-performing network security fabric to secure and simplify your IT infrastructure. We are a leading global provider of network security and SD-WAN, switching and wireless access, network access control, authentication, public and private cloud security, endpoint security, and AI-driven advanced threat protection solutions for carriers, data centers, enterprises, governments and distributed offices.


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