Webinar | COVID-19 & Cybersecurity: Navigating the Double Threat

Thursday, April 09, 2020
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM CST
Zoom Information Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



The COVID-19 global health pandemic has been a black swan event resulting in mass disruption and change to industries, markets, business models and families. From Board Member to company staff person to company supply chain partner to consumer to health worker to the person delivering groceries to your door, we are all working to understand and navigate in these times of uncertainty. Unfortunately, cyber-crime is on the rise now. The panel will explore a recent threat and key questions for Board Directors to bring to the table.




Robert Barr
Enterprise Strategy Director

Robert Barr chairs the Cybersecurity initiative for the Private Directors Association. He collaborates with global companies, as well as foreign and domestic governments, to align on digital transformation vision, execution and adoption resulting in significant growth while mitigating risk. At Cellebrite, a mobile forensics company, Robert collaborated with Fortune 500 and key US government senior executives to deliver a cloud-based mobile forensic capability resulting in maximum coverage, reduced incidents and lower costs.  At Check Point, a cloud, data center, network and mobile security company, he collaborated with senior executives to view cybersecurity as a market offering differentiator and revenue generator rather than just risk mitigation. Currently at Oracle, he works with key accounts on management consulting engagements, creating strategic roadmaps and building business value cases to drive market changing, secure, digital transformation across the enterprise and ecosystem supply chain. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.


Jeff Welgan
Head of Executive & Professional Training

Jeff Welgan is a cyber risk expert who regularly consults, briefs, and trains senior leaders – including Board Directors, CxOs, and other senior executives – on governing and managing cyber risk. In his current role, Jeff heads up CyberVista’s executive and professional training programs, overseeing offerings that serve the training needs of both senior business leaders and cybersecurity practitioners. A believer that cyber risk is a “people problem,” Jeff focuses on people-centric solutions that empower individuals to confidently tackle cybersecurity challenges head-on.

Jeff’s cyber experience took root from his time serving the US Intelligence Community where he spent 13 years focusing on cyber threat actors, nation-state cyber capabilities, and cyber doctrines; along with a number of other national security initiatives. Prior to CyberVista, Jeff 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 US government agencies.


Joseph S. Poehling
Chairman and CEO
Prometheus Group, Inc.

Joseph Poehling is the Chairman of the Prometheus Group, the holding company of First Supply, Gerhards Kitchen and Bath Stores, The Kohler Signature Stores, Parkk Real Estate and other related companies. First Supply is a distributor of plumbing, heating, industrial, utility, pump, well and building supplies, while the Kitchen and Bath Stores are available for the consumer to make their product selections. They serve contractors, industrial, home centers and consumers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Western Iowa, Northern Illinois and the Upper-Peninsula of Michigan. The companies employ 600 people at 28 distribution operations, 1 CDC operation and 18 retail stores and does approximately $300 million in sales annually. 


Marion Lewis

Marion P. Lewis, founder and CEO of BoardBookit, is a results-driven serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience and success in the online world. Founded in 2013, BoardBookit is the modern board portal software and trusted technology partner to organizations across the globe in meeting their corporate governance challenges.

Prior to founding BoardBookit, Ms. Lewis was co-founder of Tachyon Solutions, a custom application development and interactive marketing firm, and served as its CEO for 20 years. As such, she was responsible for setting the vision for the firm, executing its strategic plan and headed up the award-winning Tachyon Interactive Group. She was also co-founder and board chair of WeDoCommerce, a systems integration and e-commerce development firm for global brands including Conair, Scheels, Elizabeth Arden, Hershey, and Burt’s Bees Baby.