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Nashville In-Person Event | Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Risks
Spark: Lipscomb's Idea Center, Cool Springs
3252 Aspen Grove Dr., Ste. 9
Franklin, TN 37067
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Category: Nashville


05:30 AM - 07:00 AM (Pacific)
06:30 AM - 08:00 AM (Mountain)
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM (Central)
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM (Eastern)


$  0 Member Registration Fee
$30 Non-Member Registration Fee


7:30 – 8:00 am Registration and Networking
8:00 – 9:00 am Discussion


What is the board’s perspective in asking the right questions around cybersecurity topics?

Does your board have a 360-degree view of all of the potential risks and exposure areas that exist for the company?

If your approach is primarily about compliance, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Even the US Navy is revisiting their approach recognizing that view is too myopic to appreciate the potential risks and exposure areas that can exist.

The Nashville Chapter of PDA and local sponsor, KraftCPAs, are excited to have Andy Flatt, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for National HealthCare Corporation, and Mary-Michael Horowitz, Founder and CEO of Asylas, as the speakers for this program.

Their fireside chat will delve into:

  • Cyber insurance – Do you have it? Are you jeopardizing your ability to get insurance in the future?
  • Compliance – A great risk score still might not mean you have the best protection.
  • Ransomware – Does your board have a plan in place for restoration and business continuity?
  • Finance – How much of the total IT budget should be planning for proper cybersecurity protection?

You’ll leave with the information you can use immediately to take action in ensuring your board is more aware and better prepared to, not only, mitigate risk to the company and the board, but also mitigate the potential for events and be ready to respond in the event an incident occurs.


Thank you to our National Sponsors!



Andy Flatt
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
National HealthCare Corporation

B. Anderson Flatt (Andy) has 38 years of experience with healthcare companies in the Public and Private sector. In addition to his current role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for National HealthCare Corporation, he has served in executive leadership roles at Corizon Health, Cigna-HealthSpring, AIM HealthCare (now a division of Optum) and Baptist Healthcare System (now a division of Ascension Health). During his career, Mr. Flatt has received national and global recognition as a pioneer in Electronic Health Record development, Large Scale Data Transaction Processing and VoIP telephony and Call Center technologies. Mr. Flatt serves on the boards of Ascend Federal Credit Union, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee State University’s MSPS Advisory Group. He also currently serves as the Chair of TennesseeCIO. In addition, he serves as a Mentor and Coach through the InspireCIO NGL and NTC ELITE programs. He previously served the Nashville Technology Council as Board Chair as well as the advisory boards for the NTC ELITE and Veterans Peer Group programs. In addition to serving as adjunct faculty for nine years, Mr. Flatt also served his alma mater, Lipscomb University, as Chair of College of Computing and Technology Advisory and College of Business Alumni Boards. Mr. Flatt is the recipient of the NTC CIO of the Year (2011) and Volunteer of the Year (2011). He has also been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as a Technology Power Leader (2011 and 2012), Healthcare Hero (2014) and CIO of the Year (2015). He was recognized as one of Nextiva’s “Top 80 CIOs You Should Know in 2020”. In 2022, he received the inaugural 2022 Tennessee CIO of the Year Leadership Orbie Award.


Mary-Michael Horowitz
Founder & CEO

Mary-Michael is a Certified Information Security Manager and the Founder and CEO of Asylas, one of Nashville's preeminent Cyber Security Consulting firms. Since 2015, she has led a team of Security professionals focused on providing the highest level of Security Awareness Training, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability and Risk Management, and Industry-Specific Information Security and Privacy Consulting Services. Mary-Michael is a highly respected leader in Nashville's Technology and Business community. She was winner of the Nashville Business Journal's Women of Influence Award in 2014 and has led teams at multiple organizations to award winning levels of success in both Revenue Growth, Operational Excellence and Customer Satisfaction. Mary-Michael also currently serves as Board Secretary for Hands On Nashville.