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San Francisco Virtual Event | Cybersecurity in the Boardroom: Are your Directors informed on the latest systems, asking the right questions and fully engaged in the Company’s cybersecurity strategy?
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Category: San Francisco

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


Zoom invitation will be shared the day before the event.


With Solar Winds, there has been a significant cyber hacking incident that has impacted dozens of private, public, and governmental organizations around the world. Multiple investigations into these technology breaches are still in progress and are likely to remain ongoing for some time. What is your company doing to ward off potential cyber breaches and what is the current Biden administration doing from a regulatory perspective to ensure companies and their boards are focused on cyber security?  Is your board familiar with a Zero Trust cybersecurity model, recommended by the NSA, to protect critical networks and systems? Join us for a discussion on lessons learned, best practices, incident response and how discussions on these topics can be framed in your board meetings.

Cybersecurity in the Boardroom:  Are your Directors informed on the latest models and regulatory initiatives, asking the right questions, and fully engaged in the Company’s cybersecurity strategy?

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Charles ("Chuck") W. Seets
Partner & Principal
EY Americas Assurance National Office

Chuck is a member of the EY Americas Assurance Leadership Team, focused on Cybersecurity matters affecting EY audit clients.  Chuck joined EY in 1997 in Charlotte, NC before relocating to Atlanta, GA in 2001. He assumed several Southeast Region leadership roles, making Partner in 2002 and becoming the Coordinating Partner for a Fortune 300 global manufacturing company (non-audit client).  In 2005, Chuck led the creation of the EY Southeast Audit Committee Network, a forerunner to numerous similar Networks, both domestically and abroad. He developed and continues to moderate similar professional networks of Fortune 100 CFOs, General Counsels, Controllers, Treasurers, and Corporate Secretaries.  Further, Chuck has moderated and/or served as a panelist for national organizations such as the Council for Institutional Investors, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and others. He also developed the EY CFO Development Program, to support those transitioning or aspiring to become CFOs.  He has co-authored cybersecurity research published in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and he has been quoted on cybersecurity matters in Bloomberg Law, Institutional Allocator, and other publications.  Chuck holds the following certifications: General Electric’s Financial Management Program; the AICPA’s Cybersecurity Advisory and Attestation Certification; Virginia Tech Research Center’s Wavespace Education for Cybersecurity; and Digital Directors Network, “Qualified Technolgy Expert” certification.  Chuck holds a B.S. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


Kristin (“Kris”) Lovejoy
EY Technology Consulting: Global Cybersecurity Leader

Kris is a globally recognized expert in the field of cybersecurity and privacy with over 25 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of transformation security programs and frameworks within the private and public sectors. Today, as the Global Cybersecurity Leader for EY, Consulting, Kris is responsible for the 7,000 strong practice of security experts deployed across the world.  Prior to joining EY, Kris was the founder and CEO of BluVector, Inc., an AI-powered Sense and Respond platform deployed primarily within the U.S. public sector, which was sold to Comcast in 2019.  Before BluVector, Kris was the Global CISO and General Manager of the IBM Security Services Division, charged with building end to end security programs for IBM and her clients world-wide. During her tenure at IBM, she represented IBM on the U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Council, participated as a member of IBM’s Growth & Transformation Team, and acted as Co-Chair of IBM’s Women’s Diversity Committee. An expert in the field on security, risk, compliance and governance, Kris regularly keynotes at such venues as RSA, InfoSec, and Security World and appears in publications such as Forbes, Fortune, SC Magazine, InfoWorld and USA Today.  Most recently, Kris was named Washington Executive Top Cyber Exec to Watch for 2020, and Consulting Magazine’s Top Woman Technology Leader for 2020. Past recognition includes EWF’s Entrepreneur of the Year, SC Magazine Top 5 Managers in the Security Industry, CSO Compass award, Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld, and Top 25 Most Influential Security Executive by Security Magazine.  Today Kris is a member of a number of external boards and advisory panels, including The World Economic Forum Cybersecurity Committee, B2B, SC Magazine's Editorial Board, ICMP, and Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management (EMSTM) program.  She also acts as the external Board Advisor on Cyber to a Tier 1 Financial Institution.  Backed by solid technical credentials, Kris holds U.S. and EU patents for Object Oriented Risk Management Models and Methods.


Megan M. Kayo
Of Counsel
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Megan Kayo is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she counsels clients regarding information security and privacy issues under various laws and regulations.

Megan specializes in data breach response and mitigation. She has worked on hundreds of security incidents and acted as the lead counsel directing the investigation, notifications, and responses to regulators and consumers on a number of global data breaches affecting millions of records. Megan also helps her clients with information security governance, including risk assessment and management, incident response planning and preparedness, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, negotiations with and management of third-party service providers, due diligence in corporate transactions, and board of director advice and counseling.  

In addition, Megan works closely with clients to address their unique risks in the collection, use, sharing, sale, and processing of data to develop strategies and procedures that are consistent with privacy and data protection laws, regulations, standards, and contractual obligations.

Prior to joining the Wilson Sonsini, Megan was an associate at an international law firm, where she practiced insurance coverage law with a specialization in cybersecurity, privacy, and data breaches. She counseled clients regarding coverage in connection with investigating and responding to data breach incidents and developing strategy to defend companies in data breach class actions and investigations brought by regulators.

Megan is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  She holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law,  a B.A. in Philosophy and History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is admitted to the State Bar of California.



Nick Florio
Business Mentor to Private Companies and Start-ups
RiskFin Advisory LLC

Nick, an accomplished corporate leader and financial and risk expert, is a retired Senior Principal in Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory Services (R&FA) business. His board governance and business acumen skills were gained from diverse experiences as a Chief Operating Officer, business unit leader, military commander, and 35 years providing financial M&A, turnaround, and risk services for private and public companies and private equity firms. He has worked with public and private organizations on matters of growth, resilience, operational improvement and risk mitigation and is skilled in areas such as M&A due diligence, joint ventures, reorganizations, valuation, intellectual property protection and monetization, and supply chain and operational risk.  Currently, he is an independent advisor and mentor to companies with respect to business strategy, M&A, valuation, and financial and risk management issues.  He holds the CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP) designation providing advice, recommendations and consulting to clients on the CMMC cybersecurity standard. Recent projects involve advising an AI start-up and a cybersecurity company looking to expand into the DOD/Federal market.  Nick currently is Chairman of the National Advisory Board of PeerForwardand is the Vice Chairman and Chair of the Nominating & Board Stewardship committee of the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives.

Nick is a graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering; Columbia University with a master’s degree in Industrial Management & Economics; New York University with an advanced professional certificate in Tax and Finance; and Harvard Business School with a certificate in leading Professional Services Firms. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Senior Accredited Appraiser designation (ASA) in Business Valuation, is a founding member of the San Francisco chapter of the Private Directors Association (PDA), and is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).