NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Seattle l Facets of Board Oversight of Cyber Security

October 20, 2015
Seattle, WA



From the mail room to the board room, everyone in corporate America is a soldier in the war against hackers – from the employee who gets a spear phishing email and must decide whether to click a link; to the C-suite, which sets the tone and budget for cyber security; to the IT staff, which feels under resourced, yet at the tip of the spear; and to the board, which feels overwhelmed by the speed, scale, and fluidity of the risks.  Cyber security is not just an IT issue.  Everyone plays a key role.  Indeed, cyber security is probably the #1 or #2 enterprise risk of most organizations.  In this program, we will set out to debunk assumptions and demystify the actions that the board must take to protect the organizations they serve.  To be sure, cyber security oversight is hard, continuous work.  But we will get real, get specific, and get tactical about the board’s job, so that you will leave feeling well informed, well armed, and eager to go to battle.  The program will feature the following experts, the types that you should be seeing in your boardroom. 

Location and Time


Washington Athletic Club
1325 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

7:00 am - 7:30 am: Registration and Breakfast

7:30 am - 9:00 am: Program

Speaker Spotlight


Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a seasoned communications veteran with a track record of developing and managing successful public relations and public affairs programs. She specializes in corporate communications for major Fortune 50 global companies, and her expertise includes managing complex, global, business-critical issues for executive, technology policy, cybersecurity, legal and human resources clients. In this capacity, Miller helps companies effectively navigate complex global business critical issues, such as cybersecurity incident response, technology policy, privacy issues and internal communications. She is also an industry speaker on communicating with confidence during a cybersecurity crisis to customers, shareholders and policymakers.

Timothy Wallach

Timothy Wallach is an FBI Supervisory Special Agent who leads the Cyber Task Force in the Seattle Field Office of the FBI. In this capacity he manages and oversees the FBI’s Cyber Crime program in the State of Washington. In addition to his responsibilities of leading the Cyber Task Force, in 2014 Mr. Wallach was one of the principal architects of the FBI’s Cyber-National Security investigative model and has been its national Program Manager. Prior to his assignment in Seattle, Mr. Wallach was the FBI’s Legal Attache in The Hague where he was responsible for all FBI matters in the Netherlands. Mr. Wallach has been an FBI Special Agent since 1996 and has held previous assignments in the San Diego and Washington, DC Field Offices, the FBI Legal Attache Office in Switzerland and FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Bob Carlile

Bob Carlile is a partner in the Seattle office of KPMG LLP where his current responsibilities are serving as the lead audit partner on large public companies and representing KPMG on Corporate Governance and Audit Committee matters. Bob has recently served as the lead audit partner on numerous local public companies, including Costco Wholesale, Weyerhaeuser Company, Alaska Air Group, Expeditors International, RealNetworks Inc, and aQuantive Inc. In addition to his 28 years of serving as a lead audit engagement partner Bob has 15 years of experience in practice management positions including Managing Partner of the Arthur Andersen Pacific Northwest Audit Practice and KPMG Seattle Office Managing Partner.

Doug Greene

Douglas W. Greene is Chair of the Securities Litigation Group at Lane Powell. For the past 18 years, he has devoted his practice exclusively to securities and corporate governance litigation, internal corporate investigations, and SEC investigations and enforcement actions. He has handled many dozens of such matters for companies and individual directors and officers around the U.S. and in China. Doug frequently writes and speaks on securities and corporate governance issues, and in recent years has devoted substantial attention to analyzing the coming wave of shareholder litigation and SEC enforcement activity arising out of cybersecurity oversight and disclosure – and what directors and officers can do to protect their companies and themselves. Doug is the founder and primary author of the blog D&O Discourse, the only blog to offer opinion on shareholder litigation issues from a defense perspective. Before joining Lane Powell, Doug was a partner in the Seattle offices of K&L Gates, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Perkins Coie.

Liane Pelletier

Liane Pelletier currently serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board Director at Expeditors International (Nasdaq: EXPD); and as Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Board Director of Atlantic Tele-Network (Nasdaq: ATNI). Prior boards served include Icicle Seafoods, Washington Federal, The Nature Conservancy (Alaska Chapter), WJ Communications, Alaska Pacific University and Alaska Communications where she was CEO and Chairman from 2003-2011. Her prior executive career included 17 years at Sprint (1986-2003) with her last role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. She graduated with a B.A. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College, and a M.S. in Management from the Sloan School at M.I.T. Liane is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.



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