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What’s Your Cybersecurity Strategy?

A Cybersecurity Breakfast & Learn event for Business Leaders presented by AlphaKOR, ConnectWise & NFP

April 22, 2022


8 AM - 12 PM

Windsor Yacht Club

Limited Seating

Cybersecurity for Business Leaders

As a business leader, it’s critical to understand the importance of a solid cybersecurity strategy. IT security solutions are essential for your businesses. Without comprehensive digital protection, your organization can be at risk from potential threats.

Join AlphaKOR, ConnectWise, and NFP Canada on April 22nd at the Windsor Yacht Club for a delicious breakfast, and to learn more about Cybersecurity for your Business.

At this Breakfast & Learn, Frank Abbruzzese, CEO and President of AlphaKOR, will host and emcee the event! We will also hear from Jay Ryerse, CISSP, Vice President, Cybersecurity Initiatives at ConnectWise, who will be discussing:


What every business leader needs to know about a Cybersecurity Strategy


What a Cybersecurity Strategy for your business entails


Bring your cybersecurity insurance for a complimentary review

We will also hear from John Thrasher, Senior Sales Executive at NFP Canada, about cybersecurity policy tips!

Register for Breakfast & Learn

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Meet The Cybersecurity Experts

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Jay Ryerse, CISSP

Vice President, Cybersecurity Initiatives 

Jay Ryerse is the vice president of cybersecurity initiatives for ConnectWise. He is responsible for driving cybersecurity initiatives throughout the organization and the MSP market as well as providing education around managing cyber risk for ConnectWise partners and their clients.

Jay brings more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, information technology and security solutions to businesses of all sizes to ConnectWise. He began his current role in November 2019 following ConnectWise’s acquisition of Continuum, where he served as chief technology officer of security products. In this role, Jay was responsible for driving education and awareness of cybersecurity issues and products within Continuum’s partner community.

Prior to Continuum, Jay served in a number of leadership positions, including the chief executive officer of CARVIR, a managed cybersecurity firm for MSPs. He also served as vice president and general manager of IT Services at Digitel Corporation after selling his MSP in 2014.

Jay is the author of a self-published book titled “Technology 101 for Business Owners.” He is also the 2014 recipient of Industry 250 Executives award and Top 501 MSP’s (#201) recognition.

He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Originally from Ohio, Jay resides in Pennsylvania with his wife. In his free time, Jay plays ice hockey in several adult leagues and has participated in several Sprint Triathlons. He is also an avid traveller and owns a home in southern Spain.


Frank Abbruzzese

CEO & President, AlphaKOR

Frank Abbruzzese is the President of AlphaKOR.  Frank brings over 33 years of experience in the technology sector.  Some of Frank’s experiences include:  developing long-term relationships with companies and organizations of all sizes and providing strategic planning for technological advancement.

  • AlphaKOR for Tech Company of the Year, WEtech Awards (2022)
  • Founder, Wednesday Wisdom (2021)
  • Tech CEO of The Year, WEtech Alliance (2019)
  • Tech Mentor of the Year, Ontario Centre of Excellence, WEtech Tech Awards (2017)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Windsor-Essex Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence Awards (2012)
  • Co-Founder and Past Chair, WEtech Alliance
  • Chair, Build a Dream
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree, University of Windsor (1988)

John Thrasher

Senior Sales Executive, NFP Canada Corp

John Thrasher is a Senior Sales Executive for NFP Canada Corp, one of North America’s Leading Insurance Brokers with over 6,000 employees.  He has a high concentration of business in Manufacturing and deals in Specialty Insurance Segments such as Surety, Trade Credit and Cyber. 

John has taken a number of Cyber Risk Courses and has worked with both large and small businesses in protecting their operations against financial losses that may occur due to cyber perils and threats.

Prior to NFP, John was in a Senior Management Position as Director of Sales for the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce where he was responsible for 80% of the Chamber’s Budget and Revenue generation.  During his more than two decades of service to the Chamber, John was instrumental at increasing its revenue base to its highest level in its 140+ year history while increasing program revenues by over 600%!  He was recognized with over 18 Sales Achievement Awards, three Provincial Awards and ranked the “Best in North America” by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives organization. 

His Leadership skills have transcended into the Public Sector Chairing several Government as well as Non-Profit Boards and Committees over three decades.

About AlphaKOR

AlphaKOR is a leading Managed Service IT Firm based in Windsor-Essex. We offer a full stack of IT, Digital Marketing and Software Development solutions to businesses of all sizes in every industry.

For over 27 years, our business technology solutions have worked to accelerate the growth of businesses in Southwestern Ontario and beyond.

The Cyber Security landscape has evolved to pose greater threats to all businesses. Our Managed IT Services protect, detect, address, and respond to any threats against your company infrastructure and data. While you are working hard to manage your business, AlphaKOR is here to keep it secure.

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To help our clients’ business plans become more profitable, AlphaKOR provides custom software solutions and automations. We have a team of experienced AlphaKORians who have designed and built custom software tools in all varieties of business verticals. No matter what the challenge you are facing, AlphaKOR is up to the task.

For companies looking to reach their marketing goals, AlphaKOR offers the solutions to help you get there. We offer Website Design, Social Media Management, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and more!

Beyond the business technology services that we offer, AlphaKOR proudly supports the Windsor-Essex community through company fundraisers to help local worthy causes.

AlphaKOR provides a range of technology solutions for businesses of all sizes and industries. We welcome the opportunity to work with for-profit and nonprofit, private, and public, large, and small businesses alike.

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