Security Confidential S3 E4 Nick York

Nick York the president of OITA joins Security Confidential in this episode and discusses the many activities OITA is involved with. In addition to being the president of OITA, Nick is an entrepreneur and an attorney with 20 years of practice experience and a strategic advisor to large and small companies, non-profits, and educational institutions. Nick is the co-founder of and serves as the CEO of the Transom Group.

Nick has served as Vice-Chair of the University of Akron Board of Trustees, focused extensively on Strategic Planning and Student Success initiatives. He has been a champion of entrepreneurship on the national level as a Board Member of the National Small Business Association (NSBA) in Washington, DC, and as Vice-Chair of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) the largest small business member organizations in the country.

Nick is also a Co-founder of the Mindful Nation Foundation (MNF). Inspired by the book, A Mindful Nation, Nick helped launch the organization to bring together the best in cognitive science, community leadership, and proven techniques to develop programs to improve the lives of Veterans, Children, Teachers, Healthcare providers, and Leaders.

Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:37 What is the OITA

03:10 Environment for startups in Ohio

05:08 DeWine,Husted, and Ervan Rodgers Leadership in Technology

07:11 Innovate Ohio

12:27 Origins of the OITA and Its\’ mission

15:09 Reforms in Procurement in the State of Ohio

20:44 Cybersecurity focus in the State of Ohio

23:36 Cybersecurity, protecting the infrastructure

28:02 Hot Potato complex in cybersecurity

31:41 2021 OITA policy and initiatives

37:03 OITA membership engagement

39:03 OITA events in 5G, Tech Talent, Tech Disruption, and Smart Mobility

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Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 3:

Ep. 1 Kevin Casey – Rapid Questions

Ep. 2 Chenoa Moss – Healthcare

Ep. 3 Karla Reffold – Why do Women make more Money in Cyber?

Ep. 4 Nick York – OITA

Ep. 5 Dr. Calvin Nobles – How Human factors can Impact Cybersecurity

Ep. 6 Karl Sharman – How to Hire and Retain Cybersecurity Personnel and Scale the Business

Ep. 7 James Azar –  How Secure is Your Organization?

Ep. 8 Jordan Graham – Business Lessons from a Bowhunter

Ep. 9 Chris Auger – Infocyte and Microsoft 365

Ep. 10 Jeff Manhardt – The power of Why

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