Webinar | The Board’s Growing Role in Cybersecurity Oversight

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM CST

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Pacific)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Mountain)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



Cybersecurity has now become a regular topic in private company Board rooms. Unfortunately, many board members have had limited exposure to cyber best practices and are often unsure how best to exercise their “duty of care” in the cyber arena. Join the PDA on August 13th as a select panel explores cybersecurity use cases and themes critical for understanding at the Board level. Bring your questions.





Phyllis Sumner 
Chief Privacy Officer
King & Spalding

Phyllis Sumner is King and Spalding’s Chief Privacy Officer and leads the Data, Privacy and Security practice. She counsels corporate board and senior executive clients on data breach prevention, emergency response, remediation, compliance, internal investigations, regulatory enforcement, and data breach and privacy class actions. As a crisis manager and trial lawyer, Phyllis has led the defense of companies in large, high-profile security incidents, including the Equifax data breach in 2017. She has counseled numerous organizations, including Capital One, Yale University, Deloitte, SunTrust, Delta, Home Depot, Sears and Kmart. She is a 2017 and 2016 Law360 MVP in Privacy and Cybersecurity. In 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Cybersecurity Docket named her to its Incident Response 30, the publication’s “30 best and brightest Incident Response attorneys.” In 2017, the Daily Report named her a “Distinguished Leader” and in 2016 Atlanta Magazine recognized her as a “Woman Making a Mark.”


Dave Tyson
Apollo Information Systems

Dave Tyson is the President of Apollo Information Systems. Apollo provides its enterprise clients with consulting and technology services including security strategy, assessment, security road-mapping, and operational technologies to ensure the protection of their brand and information assets, aligned with enablement of their business. Tyson served as the Chief Information Security Officer of SC Johnson, a private consumer products leader, and Pacific Gas and Electric, the largest power utility in the United States, as well as Senior Director of Security for eBay, and Chief Security Officer for Vancouver, Host City of the 2010 Olympics. Dave currently serves on the Boards of Apollo and the Global Security Risk Management Association, Tyson is the past Chairman of the Board and 2015 President of ASIS International, the world’s largest security management association.


Barbara Ford
Phoenix Strategic Advisors LLC

Barbara serves on the Board of Community Coffee Company, on the Advisory Board of Gold Eagle Company, a leader in the auto after-market industry and serves as Chair for Communities in Schools of Chicago, a leading student dropout prevention organization. Barbara is a Partner at Phoenix Strategic Advisors LLC, a marketing strategy consultancy that helps businesses accelerate profitable growth through insight driven understanding of consumers/customers, brands and category dynamics. Barbara’s experience includes leading Marketing Services for SC Johnson & Son, serving as VP Global Advertising Resources for Kraft Foods, and serving in senior leadership roles at global ad agency DDB. Barbara has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago, and a BA from Drake University, Des Moines, IA, where she served on the Board of Trustees for nine years. Barbara serves on the Education and Middle Market Committees of Private Directors Assn., and contributes as Editor of the monthly Newsletter.



Les Williams
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer
Risk Cooperative

Les Williams, Certified Risk Manager (CRM), is Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Risk Cooperative, an innovative strategy, risk, and advisory firm. Risk Cooperative specializes in creating solutions for emerging risks such as cyber liability insurance, political risk insurance, and other complex domestic and global challenges. He is a featured “Risk Insider”, and his monthly columns appear in the publication Risk & Insurance. In 2020 Les was recognized in this publication as a 2020 Power Broker for Specialty Lines, and he has appeared as a professional contributor in The Institutes’ CPCU online risk management curriculum.

Les has held various positions in sales and marketing (IBM, JLL, Landon Butler, LiveSafe, and SoHookd). In 2003, Les attended Harvard Business School (HBS) where he served as Class Co-President. He is proud to serve as a Trustee of the UVA Engineering Foundation and as a member of the UVA Alumni Association Board of Managers.