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Hiawatha, IA (July 24, 2017) – CEC, a nationally recognized systems and technology integrator, opened registration for its free Business Technology Conference (BTC), scheduled for Oct. 17, 2017, in Coralville, Iowa. Former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative Eric O’Neill will serve as the keynote.  

Recent years have seen a massive increase in theft of private and confidential information from government agencies, businesses, institutions, and individuals. Today’s spies and hackers are sophisticated, brilliant, devious, and technologically advanced, and they are targeting our organizations. 
Eric O’Neill, an American former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative who helped bring down American master spy Robert Hanssen, is this year’s keynote. O’Neill’s session, “Security in the Age of Espionage,” will rely on real-life spy stories to show how careful diligence, counter espionage techniques, and restraint in social media can help identify the numerous spies, hackers, hacktivists, and trusted insiders that threaten organizations of all types and sizes.

“Cybersecurity is now as important as physical security,” says Melissa Henderson, director of marketing at CEC. “This year’s keynote and event will be informative both personally and professionally for our attendees.” 

The 2017 event will feature four tracks of education sessions, and continues to expand by showcasing even more leading manufacturers in AV, IT, safety and security, structured cabling, and two-way wireless communications technology. 

Registration is now open for this free event. Information is available at www.btciowa.com. 
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About BTC
CEC’s Business Technology Conference has become a must-attend event for technology decision-makers. The education sessions, technology demonstrations, and nationally recognized keynotes help organizations align technology solutions to the needs of their organization. Attendees will learn about the best practices form experts as well as their peers, how to prepare for the changes and impact technology has on them, and the latest technology being unveiled on a national level.   
 
About Eric O’Neill
Eric O’Neill has worked as an FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, a national security attorney, and a corporate security consultant. He also founded The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm. In February 2001, Eric helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Phillip Hanssen. O’Neill was selected to work with this spy in the newly minted information assurance division, which was created to protect all classified FBI intelligence. While undercover, O’Neill’s investigative skills led to Hanssen’s arrest and ultimate conviction.

About CEC
With offices in the Midwest serving local and national customers, CEC offers solution design, integration, and technical services specializing in audio/video, safety and security, IT, structured cabling, and two-way communications. Focused on the customer experience, the CEC teams partner with clients to understand their business, tailor solutions, and plan for future technology needs. To learn more, visit www.cecinfo.com or contact CEC at 800.377.0721.

For more information: 
Melissa Henderson, director, marketing and business development mhenderson@cecinfo.com or 319-294-9000.


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