Naples: Identity/Cyber Crime

Naples: Identity/Cyber Crime


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


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Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, Florida, 34103

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In today’s world, Identity/Cyber Crimes are happening fast and can be used as a weapon to take down governments and businesses worldwide. The Above Board Chamber of Florida is bringing in experts to share ways to protect our businesses and homes from ID Fraud, Internet fraud, Ransomware, and other ways that Criminal activity targets us! We will also discuss anti-virus software and how to keep it updated.

Thank you to our meeting sponsors:

  • James Ritter, CEO & Founder of Pulse Technology Solutions (bio listed below)
  • Christian Wartchow, CEO Cybersecure IT Solution (bio listed below)

Meet our Emcee:

  • Eric Strachan, Editor of Florida Weekly’s Naples and Bonita Springs editions. Eric, an award-winning journalist, is the editor of Florida Weekly’s Naples and Bonita Springs editions. Previously, he had a 30-year career with the Naples Daily News in several newsroom roles and was its senior managing editor before leaving the newspaper in 2013. Prior to joining Florida Weekly in 2019, he was the director of research/private investigator with a boutique consulting firm that specializes in comprehensive, detailed investment research and due diligence.

Our Panelists:

  • James Bryan Caudill-Ritter, Founder and CEO at Pulse Technology Solutions. Pulse Technology Solutions has been serving Southwest Florida since 2006, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. Our goal is to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector with small business prices. Our experience has allowed us to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep our prices affordable and our clients up and running. We partner with many types of businesses in the area and strive to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime, so you can continue to drive your business forward. Our dedicated staff loves seeing our clients succeed. Your success is our success, and as you grow, we grow. James is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
  • Christian Wartchow, CEO and Founder of CyberSecure IT Solutions. Before CyberSecure, Christian was a technology leader with Fortune 500 companies, including Siemens, Verizon, and Sprint. He now brings that Enterprise-level expertise to small and medium businesses. CyberSecure is more than an “IT Company.” They provide Computer and IT Services to more than 1,000 business and residential clients throughout Florida. Still, Their #1 mission is “To Protect and Defend clients from cyber-attacks, ransomware, hackers, and scammers.” Christian is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
  • Patrick Neale, Patrick Neale & Associates. Patrick is an attorney, civil mediator, and arbitrator who practices law in the areas of foreclosure prevention and defense, bankruptcy, land use, contractor, real estate, zoning, administrative law. Patrick moved to Collier in 1987. He has served on and chaired many local charity boards and is currently on the boards of Avow Hospice, CHEF (Culinary and Hospitality Education Foundation), and the Collier County Bar Association. He has received numerous awards of distinction for his community and professional service. Patrick is an adjunct professor at FGCU. Patrick is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
  • Sergeant Brian Sawyer. Brian has been a Collier Sheriff’s Office member for over 20 years. He currently works in the Community Engagement Division and is a Hostage Negotiator. Brian spent most of his career as a supervisor in the Detective Bureau, including the fraud/identity theft unit and a SWAT team member. He enjoys living and working in Collier County because so many people come together to make it such a wonderful place.

Our Featured Non-Profit:
Howard Isaacson, CEO Emmanuel Communities. Howard is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

For information on becoming an Annual Sponsor, a Meeting Sponsor, an Angel Lunch Sponsor a Member, an Ambassor or for more information please call 239-910-7426 and ask for Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/ Founder of the Above Board Chamber of FL. Together we can sail into 2022 and make it our best year yet!

Thank you to CONRIC pr + marketing for helping with us with our press releases and website to get this important meeting out!


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