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Top IT Security Experts at Hackerfest

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Rochester: Top IT Security Experts at Hackerfest
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Some of the best IT security experts attended the 14th Annual Hackerfest Trade Show in Henrietta Tuesday.

More than 400 business leaders were there to find out about the latest in information security and technology.

The trade show at the Doubletree Hotel in Henrietta was focused on helping clients stay on top of things like computer fraud, computer security, and also storage.

For the past 14 years Dox Electronics, the company that designs and implements networks headquartered here in Rochester, assembles some of the best in IT security to help protect against hackers. Dox invites all of its clients here free of charge.

The show includes seminars and demonstrations for more than 20 industry-leading vendors like Cisco, IBM and Microsoft. It features internet network security, application delivery and information storage and programs.

The basic message is that hackers are outsmarting us. For anyone who uses a computer, every time a computer is turned on, there is a threat.

"Everywhere you turn there's a different type of threat and different attackers have different wants," said Savid Technologies CEO, Michael Davis. "Some want to steal your identity. Some want to steal money from your bank account. One of the biggest things right now is using your computer and renting it out to other people. So I'll take control of your computer and I'll sell it to someone for a dollar a day. And they'll use that to take down Bank of America or another financial institution."

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