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Webinar | Cybersecurity Incident Response
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: Cyber Security

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

Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


The Private Directors Association is pleased to bring together a panel of industry experts from three different perspectives (cybersecurity, public relations, and insurance) to discuss incident response best practices and lessons learned.

We will explore questions like:

  1. What constitutes as an effective IR program?
  2. What do C Suite executives need to know compared to Corporate Directors?
  3. What are some key measures that we can put in place to come out ahead after a breach?

Value to the Audience

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will have a deeper understanding of Incident Response best practices, c-suite vs. corporate director responsibilities, and how world class incident response plans can help organizations thrive post breach.

Thank you to our Webinar Host!

Thank you to our National and Gold Chapter Sponsors!



Andy Bennett
VP Technology & CISO
Apollo Information Systems

Andy is a straight shootin', boot wearin' native Texan who rolls up his sleeves to build business-centric information security solutions. Andy formerly served as the Deputy CISO for the state of Texas and transitioned from public service after 14 years of service to join Apollo Information Systems. Then and now he helps clients to fully understand their risk exposure and create a strategy to mitigate those risks in alignment with the needs and risk appetite unique to their business. Andy takes it as a personal responsibility to ensure clients are able to securely and confidently conduct their business and serve their customers. He specializes in incident response and has helped countless people and organizations work through the worst threats cyberspace has to offer.


Ernestine Benedict
Chief Communications Officer

Ernestine is the Chief Communications Officer at ZERO TO THREE, the nation’s leading early childhood development organization. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the ZERO TO THREE’s communications and marketing functions, including digital communications, media and public relations, brand management and promotion.

Previously, Ernestine was Chief Communications Officer at the Campaign For Grade-Level Reading. She also served as Chief of Communications for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), and Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Reading Is Fundamental.

Ernestine began her career in the Silicon Valley, where she held product management and product marketing positions at AOL, Netscape Communications and Broadband Office. She is a board member of the National Habeas Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Temple University.


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.  He is also a frequent contributor on BBC World Service, an international broadcast service. 

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.



Collin Chung
Omni Group Consulting

Collin Chung is the CEO and Founder of Omni Group Consulting (OGC) which deploys teams of cybersecurity and privacy professionals who build and manage security, privacy, and compliance programs. As a seasoned security executive, Collin has held CISO and leadership roles in a wide variety of industries including, digital marketing, healthcare, fintech, chemicals, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Collin’s experience and expertise extends into the world of academia. Collin developed the Cybersecurity Professional Education curriculum at the Georgia Institute of Technology and served as the program’s Lead Instructor. Currently, Collin teaches cybersecurity as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida.

Collin is an Operating Officer for the Private Director Association’s (PDA) National Cybersecurity Initiative and is also a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter where he serves as the Chair of the Events Committee.