Five Critical Ideas Raised by Nonprofit Leaders at Panel Discussion on Advanced Leadership

Philadelphia, PA, September 13, 2018 – A distinguished panel of Philadelphia nonprofit leaders discussed the challenges they face in using data intelligence to make better-informed decisions that improve their impact and increase their sustainability at an event hosted by ITData at The Union League of Philadelphia.

Panel members were Vik Dewan, President & CEO, Philadelphia Zoo; Dawn Holden-Wood, CEO, Turning Points for Children; and Sara McCullough, VP of Impact, United Way Philadelphia & Southern NJ. More than 130 nonprofit leaders listened and asked questions during the event, led by moderator Richard Binswanger.

5 Critical Ideas Were Raised:

  1. Nonprofit organizations aspire to not only deliver services but also be catalysts for change in their communities, yet they realize achieving that larger goal will require building coalitions.
  2. Leaders in nonprofit organizations are inundated with data, but challenged to derive meaningful, actionable insights that result in improved outcomes.
  3. Rather than relying on the same funders year after year, nonprofits need to figure out how to tap previously untapped resources by addressing the factors that make Philadelphia 43rd among the 50 largest US cities in donor contributions, and the reasons that billions in Donor Advised Funds are not being deployed.
  4. To attract a new generation of donors focused on demonstrable outcomes, nonprofit organizational culture must change to embrace the risk inherent in launching new programs that require a multi-year donor commitment, while eliminating programs that no longer work.
  5. With Federal and State government dollars declining, nonprofits need to involve the business community in addressing Philadelphia’s 25% poverty rate, the highest among the 10 most populous US cities.

ITData has been a trusted technology advisor and service provider to Philadelphia area clients for over 20 years. The firm delivers high value, cost-effective services with a local face. ITData invests time in the face-to-face interactions that spark innovation and creative solutions.

ITDATA Ranked In Philadelphia 100

Proud to be ranked as a Philadelphia 100 business!Philadelphia 100 winner

Great news! ITDATA has ranked as one of 2015’s fastest-growing, privately-held businesses in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia 100®, the Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Peter Blau, CEO of ITDATA, joined the Class of 2015 CEOs for the Philadelphia 100® CEO Breakfast on October 1, 2015 at the Union League of Philadelphia, and is looking forward to the Gala Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 15 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Pennsylvania Campus.

ITDATA will also be featured in the October/November issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as in the Book of Lists and on the Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia 100® and Wharton Small Business Development Center websites.

Congratulations to all of the Philadelphia 100 winners of 2015!

Happy 18th, ITDATA!

Happy-18th-BirthdayOn behalf of the entire ITDATA team, we are happy to share that today, September 17th, marks our 18th year of business, serving our clients in the tri-state area! Sending gratitude for the relationships we’ve developed over the years, while looking forward to our continued growth in the future.

Thank you!


CISSP Designation Announcement

Certified Information Systems Security Professional LogoDaniel Costantino Achieves CISSP Designation

ITDATA is pleased to announce that Daniel Costantino, our Director of Security, has successfully accomplished the designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional  (CISSP®). Backed by (ISC)², the globally recognized, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the information security field, the CISSP was the first credential in the field of information security to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024. Not only is the CISSP an objective measure of excellence, but also a globally recognized standard of achievement.

Daniel Costantino, Director of Information Security, joined ITData in February 2013. He has seven years of experience in the IT Security industry, including five years within the Department of Defense. He is an expert in risk management development and coordination; including compliance regulations, policy enhancement and incident response. Daniel has a strong background in computer networking and systems implementation, giving him the ability to uncover deeply rooted security flaws within an environment. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security, along with several industry recognized certifications from Cisco, Tenable and CompTia. Daniel is a highly decorated Marine Corps Combat Veteran, where extremely rigorous and diligent risk management practice was required of him.

ITDATA stands out amongst Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and IT Consultants due to our ability to provide an extensive layer of security on top of our services. Our team’s expertise provides a quicker time to market for new technology deployments with a robust security plan to support it. Our security services also help our for-profit and non-profit customers alike to improve their organization’s security posture through guided risk management and incident response.

Congratulations, Dan!

Employment Law Seminar Press Release


White and Williams LLP: Employment Law Seminar

Featuring ITDATA Security Experts


Contact: Sheila M. Brown, Marketing and Business Development Manager,

May 20, 2015  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – White and Williams Labor and Employment Group hosted its Employment Law Seminar, featuring White and Williams LLP and security experts from ITDATA, Inc. on May 20, 2015 at the Philadelphia office of White and Williams LLP. Regional employers and human resource professionals were in attendance.

Daniel Costantino, from ITDATA, highlighted the benefits organizations will receive from implementing risk management and incident response plans. He also spoke about the importance of following proper due diligence and due care from a security perspective. “Performing due diligence is not enough. Knowing about risks and not developing a plan to address them will leave an organization open to litigation in the event of a breach”, said Dan Costantino, Director of Security.  Panelists from White and Williams offered insight and expertise regarding employment law and privacy issues, such as:

  • Employment agreements should be tailored to the situation. There is no standard document that should be used.
  • Use the Interactive Process when considering reasonable accommodations. Analyze job functions and the employee’s limitations.
  • When issuing discipline, the employer’s first consideration should be protected categories, including conduct outside of work.

The panelists: data security, Peter Blau and Daniel Costantino, CEO and Director of Security of ITDATA; labor & employment law, Nancy Conrad, Partner of White and Williams LLP; legislative update, Warren E. Kampf, Counsel of White and Williams LLP; top five issues in executive employment agreements, Michael J. Mentzel and Debbie Rodman Sandler, Partners of White and Williams LLP; labor issues, John K. Baker, Counsel of White and Williams LLP; reasonable accommodations, George C. Morrison, Associate of White and Williams LLP; discipline for conduct outside of work, Tanya A. Salgado, Associate of White and Williams LLP, presented a review of recent legal developments and trends that impact workplace practices and operations.

ITDATA specializes in Security Risk Assessment and Penetration Testing services. The goal of these services is to provide you with a holistic view of your current information security posture, as well as provide in-depth analysis and recommendations for remedial action in appropriate instances. Our assessments are designed to be used as a planning tool for organizations. This allows you to make educated and smart business decisions pertaining to risk management. We have a wide range of industry experience that include, but are not limited to: Healthcare Network Solutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Education, Retail and Government Enterprise Networks.

To learn more about how to improve your company’s security program, visit or Contact Us.

Left to right: Gokhan Munuz, ITDATA Director of Operations; Daniel Costantino, ITDATA Director of Security; and Peter Blau, ITDATA CEO and President.

Employment Law Seminar

employment law seminarITDATA is pleased to announce that we will be a guest speaker at the Employment Law Seminar, hosted by White and Williams Labor and Employment Group.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
White and Williams LLP
One Liberty Place | 1650 Market Street, Suite 1800 | Philadelphia, PA 19103
Government ID required for entry into building

Presenters will review recent legal developments and trends that impact workplace practices and operations. Programming will be presented in lecture and roundtable format.

Employers and human resources professionals will not want to miss this program!

There is no cost to attend.

Topics Will Include:

  • Employment Law Update
  • Privacy Issues & Data Security
  • Best Practices in Hiring
  • Employment Agreements
  • Labor Issues for Non-Union Businesses
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Conduct Outside the Workplace


8:30 am – 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Programming
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking

Click here for registration information. Email if you have any questions.

PACT Cybersecurity Event | May 7, 2015

Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies

Cybersecurity Event and Reception

Philadelphia Marriott West | 111 Crawford Ave. | West Conshohocken, PA 19428

4:00-6:00 pm- Registration and Scenario Roundtable

6:00-7:00 pm- Networking Cocktail Reception

How will you respond to a Cyber Attack? Observe Incident Response Plans in Action

The question facing today’s business owner isn’t if but when their company will fall victim to a breach.  Are you prepared?  What steps are you taking to minimize the impact of an insider breach or stolen device?

Gain valuable insights from our panel of industry experts from public relations, law, insurance, and cybersecurity as they walk through three realistic scenarios that will be presented during the session.  The audience will engage in active discussion with the panel as they develop their decisions, answer questions, and recommend the best courses of action for each situation.  These experts will delve deep into each scenario, revealing best practices, preventative measures, and the necessary response and recovery actions.

Explore the devastating effects related to an unintended disclosure of sensitive information, an insider breach, or a stolen portable device can have on your company’s cyberposture.   Cybersecurity needs to be approached from a proactive standpoint, not reactive. Is your company ready?


  • Cybersecurity Authority- Kevin Hyde, Managing Director, Layer 8 Security
  • Public Relations Expert- Gretchen Roede, CEO, Broadpath
  • Legal Perspective- Matthew J. Siegel, Cozen O’Connor
  • Insurance Expert- Austin Morris Jr., President, Morris Risk Management
  • Moderator- Jeff Lipson, Managing Director, Technology Research Associates

To Register, Click Below–…

Potential Data Breach at Several Northeast Staples Stores

Staples has confirmed today that it is investigating a potential credit card data breach at several of its Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York stores. While customers won’t be responsible for any fraudulent activity reported within a timely manner on their credit cards, Staples Inc. shares did drop 22 cents from $12.30 to $12.08 in premarket trading. Many retail credit card breaches happen as a result of malware attached to card payment terminals – allowing hackers to steal credit card numbers upon swiping. This happened in both the massive data breaches at Target and Home Depot. At this time, the cause of the Staples data breach in unknown.

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