International Conference | Locking the Cyber Security Door: What Private Board Members Should DO

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
01:00 PM - 08:30 PM CST
Bank of America N.A.
135 S. La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60603


Please join the Private Directors Association in Chicago on November 1st for the International Conference for Private Company Executives and Board Directors Locking the Cyber Security Door: What Private Board Members Should DO.


1:00-1:15 PM   Welcome Remarks and Conference Overview  
    Kenneth B. Hoganson, Founder and Chairman, The Private Directors Association, an international, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing boardroom practices and leadership in private corporations—corporate, ESOPs, family-owned, partnerships, private equity portfolio companies, and start-ups/venture capital financed—at all levels of revenue generation.      
1:15-1:45 PM   Opening Remarks  
    Rear Admiral Mary Landry, a NACD Board Leadership Fellow with a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. She is an Independent Corporate Director serving on the boards of United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and SCORE. Admiral Landry has over 35 years of managing crises effectively, including her time as: the Federal On Scene Coordinator for the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico casualty and oil spill; Commander in the Port of Boston during 9/11; and weathering Super Storm Sandy, the H1/N1 Pandemic, the Ebola outbreak, and other national events during her time with the Department of Homeland Security.  
1:45-2:30 PM   Session One—The Board View: Cyber Basics & Building a Cyber Security Culture  
    Eileen Kamerick, a NACD Leadership Fellow and SEC Financial Expert who earned an MBA, with honors, in Finance and International Business and a JD from The University of Chicago. She teaches corporate governance and finance at leading universities. Eileen is featured in The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors. Directors and Boards named her as a 2016 Director to Watch. In addition to private/nonprofit corporate boards, Eileen is a Board Director for Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE), Legg-Mason Closed End Mutual Funds (NYSE), and Hochschild Mining plc (LSE).    
    Mark Trembacki, a CPA and NACD Governance Fellow, CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, MBA in Finance from The University of Chicago, and a Cyber Security Management Graduate Certificate in 2017 from University of Virginia. He is the founder of Risk Management Levers, Inc., a firm focused on assisting companies with risk management (cyber security, enterprise risk management (ERM), liquidity, operational, fiduciary, market, and reputational), M&A integration, and global change management…in addition to teaching Enterprise Risk Management in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Masters in Finance program.  
    Jeff Welgan, Moderator, a cyber expert who regularly briefs and trains senior leaders, including Board of Directors, CXOs, and other senior executives on governing and managing cyber risk. Jeff’s cyber expertise is rooted in supporting the US Intelligence Community. He has led and managed a cyber threat intelligence capability at Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing primarily on specialized cyber threat studies for Fortune 100 commercial clients and for government agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Cyber Command, and more.  
 2:30-3:00 PM   SESSION TWO—Risk Transfer: Trends in the Insurance Market to Protect Your Firm’s Asset  
    Stephanie Snyder, a Senior Vice President for Aon’s Professional Risk Solutions Cyber Insurance, Stephanie has been working with cyber crime exposures for corporate clients since she first started in the business with Marsh over 15 years. A thought leader with lots to share on managing emerging areas of cyber risk.  
    TBD, a Directors and Owners insurance lawyer, will soon be joining this session’s speakers.    
    Dr. Morton N. Lane, Moderator, is the Founder of Lane Financial LLC where he offers advice on the securitization of (re)insurance risk and catastrophe risk portfolio management. He was actively involved in the original development of the insurance linked securities (ILS) market. Dr. Lane also directs a major Masters program at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  
3:00-3:30 PM   Networking Break    
3:30-5:00 PM   SESSION THREE—Data Breach: Building Resilience
Part A: Public/Private Interference—The Role of Law Enforcement 

Dan Wierzbicki, a Supervisory Special Agent for FBI Chicago’s Criminal & National Security Cyber Investigations, started in their Washington Field Office investigating criminal cyber intrusions. In 2011 he was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent investigating National Security intrusions across the U.S. and, shortly after, was promoted to Unit Chief of the National Security at FBI Headquarters.


Ken Mendelson, Moderator for Part A and B, a Managing Director in Stroz Friedberg’s Washington, DC office, Ken manages a variety of digital forensics, electronic discovery, information security assessment and data breach engagements. He’s a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP, & a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. from Boston University College of Communication, & a J.D. from Boston University Law School.

    Part B: Responding to Data BreachA Mock Scenario Exercise

Siobhan Gorman, a Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy for Brunswick Group LLC, she specializes in breach preparedness, breach crisis response, and thought leadership initiatives in the cybersecurity arena. She has worked on confidential cybersecurity breaches, as well as preparedness projects, in the airline, automotive, and retail sectors, and public affairs and reputational projects in financial sector.


Steve Bunnell, co-chair of O’Melveny’s Data Security and Privacy Practice & a former General Counsel of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & former Chief of the Criminal Division at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC. Steve’s practice spans many of the most pressing issues facing businesses today, including cybersecurity and privacy, criminal antitrust, money laundering and financial institutions fraud, securities fraud, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.

5:00-6:15 PM   Wrap-up Remarks followed by Networking and Cocktails
6:15-8:30 PM   Dinner and Keynote Speaker James C. Trainor 

Jim Trainor recently joined Aon plc as Senior Vice President in its Cyber Solutions Group after a distinguished 20-year career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he was the FBI’s highest-ranking cyber expert and led the Cyber Division at FBI headquarters. He devised strategies to combat ransomware and additional emerging forms of cybercrime; spearheaded major high-profile investigations; and managed numerous incidents at the nexus of cybercrime and national security. In his last role, Jim led the team that developed and implemented the FBI’s national strategy to combat cybercrime.