Weston Technology Solutions and Lumbermens Insurance Hosts April 2nd Seminar on Digital Liability in a Regulated World

BEND, Ore. – Weston Technology Solutions and Lumbermens Insurance will host a digital privacy seminar that will educate and discuss solutions for the growing liability involved with accessing and handling private information. Speakers will include Mark Smith, CPCU, RPLU from The Swett & Crawford Group and Brock McFarlane, CEO and Founder of Weston Technology Solutions.

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Event:             Digital Liability in a Regulated World: Risks and Solutions

When:            Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 9:00-11:30 am (PDT)

Where:          Mount Bachelor Village Resort Conference Center, 19717 Mt Bachelor Dr., Bend, OR 97701

RSVP:              Through Eventbrite at http://weston-tech.com/seminar (limited seating)

Your data is critical, especially if you store or handle patient or financial data on your network. There is a lot more liability involved with accessing and handling private information and data than there ever was before. No matter which regulation your business may fall under (HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.), how your technology works and is operating is a large part of meeting the requirements and staying in compliance.

Come join us at this free, informative seminar, presented by Lumbermens Insurance and Weston Technology Solutions, where we will discuss and provide solutions for some of the most common risks and liabilities in regulated industries and talk about the ways technology can help protect yourself, your clients and your business. One random attendee will receive HIPAA training for their staff or a complimentary network assessment. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

About the Speakers:

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Mark A. Smith, CPCU, RPLU, Swett & Crawford Group: After over three decades of insurance underwriting and wholesaling experience, Mark has been tagged by many Northwest agents as their “go to” broker for professional liability. Mark has assisted retail brokers with placements on such varied risks as trendy start-up social media firms, far flung air-ambulance operators, imploding banks, troubled investment advisors, claims bitten geo-tech engineers to the now “hot” insurance product, cyber liability. IPO. Mark takes seriously his position as an industry educator and resource for cutting edge issues such as cyber liability, leading Swett & Crawford’s Cyber Liability Practice Group and on behalf of retail agencies and industry groups through his professionally focused cyber education classes.  Mark says it’s well worth the long commute to call beautiful Whidbey Island his family home which he shares with Reggie and Moose, his Labrador Retrievers.


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Brock McFarlane, CEO and Founder of Weston Technology Solutions: Brock is founding owner and President of Weston Technology Solutions. Since starting the company in 1994, he has focused on Weston partnering with its clients to solve their technology frustrations. As the company has grown, he has transitioned from a purely technical role to developing the strategic and sales aspects of Weston.  When he is not focusing on Weston, Brock enjoys camping with his family. He has a beautiful wife and four great kids that keep him challenged and rewarded. In 2002, the McFarlane family moved from Anchorage to Bend to be closer to family and to start the first branch office. They all enjoy being close to the grandparents and the great quality of life that Bend offers. Brock graduated from Oregon State University with a major in Business – Management Information Systems.

About Weston Technology Solutions

Weston Technology Solutions has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. It’s always been our goal 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 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.

About Lumbermens Insurance

Since our timber town days in 1914, Lumbermens Insurance has grown to a staff of nearly 20 experts representing the best insurance companies in America today. When it comes to insurance for your family or business, it’s important to see the big picture. We help keep you out of the woods with insurance coverage including home, business, auto, health and life. Today, we are still a hometown team, working hard to help our customers whittle out plans for the future, put down roots, and grow strong.