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NYSTEC was founded by New York State in 1996 to spur economic development following the closure of Rome’s Griffiss Air Force Base, and to leverage technologies, methodologies, and expertise from the Air Force Research Lab.  After completing many successful consulting projects, NYSTEC is now an independent, trusted technology advisor to clients statewide.  Legislation enacted in 1996 allows NYS and NYC agencies to easily contract with us. 

We help clients plan and manage the acquisition, implementation, and security of their IT systems.  NYSTEC brings engineering discipline to the process of developing or enhancing a technology system. We assist clients with project and program management, quality assurance, and with planning, assessing, and supporting their technology acquisitions, converged networks, cloud services, cybersecurity, and data governance initiatives.  Our clients include state and local government entities, colleges and universities, healthcare entities, public safety providers, economic development organizations, and various other institutions.

Today NYSTEC is working on some of the most important technology initiatives of our time: assisting government with homeland security communications and cybersecurity in the face of intensifying threats; leading numerous economic development endeavors such as IgniteU NY, our early accelerator program in Troy; and helping government agencies improve healthcare management and better serve the public via new technology. 


Gold Sponsors:


CIS® (Center for Internet Security, Inc.) is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity that harnesses the power of a global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats.

The CIS Controls™ and CIS Benchmarks™ are the global standard and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer, global community of experienced IT professionals.

Our CIS Hardened Images are virtual machine emulations preconfigured to provide secure, on-demand, and scalable computing environments in the cloud.

CIS is home to both the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center® (MS-ISAC®), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial government entities, and the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (EI-ISAC™), which supports the cybersecurity needs of U.S. State, Local, and Territorial elections offices.


Twinstate Technologies’ Information Security Services (ISS) detects and defends against cyberattacks via its Preemptive Attack Strategies℠ (PAS) and Unified Defense Strategies℠ (UDS). As an added layer to its Red Team and Blue Team services, it offers the guidance of its Information Security Advisory Team (ISAT) comprised of a group of cybersecurity and IT experts dedicated to providing comprehensive best practices. A go-to partner, the company helps businesses alleviate their internal IT demands and maximize their security posture within budget.

In business for over 49 years, Twinstate Technologies is a family-owned and certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). It services a host of industries, from government agencies to SMBs to the enterprise, holds multiple top security industry certifications from leading organizations like SANS, ISC2 and ISACA, and delivers solutions nationally from the world’s leading manufacturers, including Sophos.



ATEC Group is a leading Systems Integrator and Solutions Provider for Server Based Computing and Information Systems, with 30+ years of experience providing IT solutions to New York’s Capital Region and beyond. Our diverse range of services meet the IT needs of large enterprises and small/medium businesses, as well as government and educational institutions. Please feel free to reach out to our ATEC Group reps regarding our leading cybersecurity, storage, virtualization, procurement, backup & recovery, and workload automation solutions. Contact us at 518-452-3700 or visit us online at for more information!



The College of Saint Rose community engages highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students in rigorous educational experiences. In the progressive tradition of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we welcome men and women from all religious and cultural backgrounds. In addition to developing their intellectual capacities, students have the opportunity to cultivate their creative and spiritual gifts in a diverse learning community that fosters integrity, interdependence, and mutual respect.

The College delivers distinctive and comprehensive liberal arts and professional programs that inspire our graduates to be productive adults, critical thinkers, and motivated, caring citizens. Our engagement with the urban environment expands the setting for educational opportunities and encourages the Saint Rose community’s energetic involvement and effective leadership in society.


Leet Cyber Security helps organizations with the 'Hacker Problem'. Leet Cyber Security focuses on Penetration Testing, Offensive Security and 'Ethical Hacking' to provide organizations with a clear understanding of security problems. By mimicking real world threats and identifying weaknesses organizations can use this information to become meaningfully more secure.


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GreyCastle Security is a leading service provider dedicated exclusively to cybersecurity and the practical management of cybersecurity risks. Our company was established to counter rapidly evolving cyber threats and to deliver cybersecurity solutions effectively, practically and continuously.

GreyCastle Security provides Risk Assessment, Awareness, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, ISO and Incident Response services to businesses throughout North America. Our team is comprised solely of certified professionals and former security officers who bring a client perspective to everything that they do.

Visit us at and let GreyCastle Security redefine cybersecurity for you

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"The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions. OWASP is in a unique position to provide impartial, practical information about AppSec to individuals, corporations, universities, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. Operating as a community of like-minded professionals, OWASP issues software tools and knowledge-based documentation on application security. 

Everyone is free to participate in OWASP and all of our materials are available under a free and open software license. You can find everything about OWASP at: "


Quality, Reliability, Innovation, Value, and Service have made SouthOrd® the industry leader in stainless steel professional locksmith tools. SouthOrd® Lock Picks are manufactured of Full Hard Spring Stainless Steel - only one of the reasons we are supplier to locksmiths and repo men worldwide, governmental agencies both domestic and foreign, elite military units including Navy Seals Teams and other Special Ops Forces, the 101st and 82nd Airborne, and law enforcement agencies, Federal, State, and Local.


No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing, such as bestsellers Steal This Computer Book, Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, Practical Packet Analysis, and The Manga Guides. We focus on open source/Linux, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and science and math. Our titles have personality and attitude, our authors are passionate about their subjects, and we read and edit every book that bears our name. Our goal is to make computing accessible to technophile and novice alike, and our readers appreciate our straightforward presentation and fearless approach to the complex world of technology. No Starch Press titles have been included in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Annual and STEP inside 100 competition, and have won the Independent Publisher Book Award (the "IPPYs") from Independent Publisher magazine.



Sparrows Lock Picks is a manufacturer of specialty and quality lock pick tools. We work with industry professionals to design the very best lock picks for Locksmiths, Military and the Sporting community. Many of our designs have been developed by working with Wizwazzle. With his experience we have been able to provide lock pick sets that are truly designed to be the very best. Sparrows is always working on new designs with industry professionals, so keep an eye out for our new items. We handle all our sales online and do not have a storefront but if you have any questions, we can be reached at


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