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.
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.
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 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.
Leigh Nakanishi leads Edelman’s Data Security and Privacy group specializing in thought leadership, security incident management and policy communications for a wide variety of clients across the Edelman network. Leigh also leads Edelman internal security communications and the development of intellectual property for the group.
Leigh’s current clients at Edelman represent a variety of companies with an interest in privacy and security. He works with the Juniper Networks and Symantec on security thought leadership and its entire portfolio of network security products. He also helps companies across several sectors establish and test security incident response plans, as well as actively manage large security breaches and other incidents.
Leigh is a regular speaker on about cyber security communications. He’s spoken at the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Summit, Merchant Risk Council Leadership Conference, Ponemon Institute RIM Conference and The Conference Board. He also has written for PR Week and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and CNN International on cyber security related topics,
Andreas Kaltsounis is a Vice President with Stroz Friedberg, a global risk management firm that helps companies solve complex problems in today’s digital, connected, and regulated business world. Andreas heads the firm’s Seattle office, where he combines his background in technology, law, and investigations to help his clients assess their data-security risks, plan for future incidents, and respond to data breaches, cybercrime, and internal misconduct. Andreas joined Stroz Friedberg after a 17-year career in law enforcement, most recently as a special agent with the Department of Defense Inspector General’s national Cyber Field Office and the Seattle FBI Cyber Task Force.