Meeting/Event Information

Cybersecurity Communications: Planning for “When,” not “If”

November 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

(ISC)² Headquarters
311 Park Place Boulevard, Suite 400
Clearwater, FL 33759

New date - November 15! 

With cybersecurity crises dominating the global headlines, it’s no longer a question of “if” this threat will face your organization, but “when.” Join PRSA Tampa Bay for a panel discussion on cybersecurity communications. Panelists include security experts and communications professionals with experience in the cyber space. Get tips on preparing a communications plan, best cybersecurity practices for your company or department, and top trends to look out for in the cyber communications field. Refreshments will be served.

Panelists include:

Jarred LeFebvre, Sr. Corporate Communications Manager, (ISC)²

Jarred has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and corporate communications with Tampa Bay area technology companies, including Tech Data, GFI Software and ThreatTrack Security. As senior manager of corporate communications for (ISC)², he is responsible for the association’s public relations, corporate communications, content, branding and web strategies. 

Gene Melendez, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Syniverse

As Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Gene Melendez is responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure that Syniverse’s information assets and technologies are adequately protected. His career includes more than 20 years of leadership roles in security, business relationship management and technology. Prior to joining Syniverse, Mr. Melendez served in a variety of senior information security roles at PwC for over 17 years, including as Director of Global Information Security, in which he led a global security organization supporting 158 member firms across 170 countries. He is a graduate of DeVry Technical Institute, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). 

Charles Gaughf, Cybersecurity Lead, (ISC)²

Charles Gaughf is both a member and an employee of (ISC)², the global nonprofit leader in education and certifying information security professionals. As the Cybersecurity Lead of an membership association more than 125,000 strong with the highest standards for security, Charles is responsible for the security policy, posture and procedure of (ISC)². He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management of Information Systems, an Associate’s Degree in Communications and has a number of security certifications including CISSP, SSCP and CCSP.  


John Dunn, Director, Public Relations, Tampa General Hospital

John has more than 30 years of experience in public and media relations in a variety of fields including politics, technology and healthcare. He has served as the primary spokesman for Tampa General since 1998, and is a member of the hospital’s senior leadership team. 

Special Thanks to Presenting Sponsor, AAA

AAA – The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America, serving more than 9 million members and customers in 11 states and 2 U. S. territories through 8,000 employees in 300 office locations. Its footprint includes Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and also portions of Illinois, Indiana, and Minnesota. ACG’s operations consist of 4 key business lines, including AAA membership, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, and banking/financial services. ACG’s business culture is to always doing what is right for its members, customers, employees, and local communities. 


$25.00 PRSA Member Ticket

$30.00 Guest Ticket



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