If it Hasn’t Happened Yet, it Will…. Dealing with a Data Breach

When: April 5, 2017

Cybersecurity has become an urgent concern for companies - regardless of size or industry. For most, it's not a matter of "if" they have been breached, it's a matter of "when". As such, it's increasingly important to plan and develop a communications strategy in the event of a data breach. The panel provides a timely and critical discussion for the role IR should play in ensuring a company is prepared to adequately respond when its information is compromised by a breach or cyber-attack.

Special Guest: NIRI CEO Gary LaBranche 

Brandie Claborn: Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, Intel Security
Brandie leads Intel Security's Public Relations, Executive Communications, Internal Communications, Analyst Relations and Government Affairs functions. Prior to her current role, Brandie launched her career at McAfee in 2008 as a Senior Manager, later becoming Director, in Global Investor Relations where she served as a spokesperson for McAfee on Wall Street.

Mike Piazza, Partner, Securities & White Collar Litigation, DLA Piper
Mike Piazza focuses on securities and white collar litigation, business litigation and complex commercial litigation. Previously, he was the Regional Trial Counsel for the Pacific Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Heather Wilson, EVP and Managing Director Global Crisis & Issues Management, MWW Group
Heather counsels companies on complex matters ranging from litigation and financial matters to cybersecurity and major disasters. She has handled data breach response and prep for a number of multinationals in the tech, consumer product, banking and pharmaceutical spaces. Prior to her career in crisis management, she was a journalist with CBS MarketWatch.

Ernest (EJ) Hilbert, VP, Cyber Security Services, Gavin de Becker & Associates
E.J., spent 8 years as a Special Agent for FBI based in Southern California, where he was the lead case agent for numerous cyber-crime, white collar and counterterrorism investigations. E.J. led one of the FBI's largest cyber-crime investigations addressing the computer intrusion, theft of data and extortion of over 600 financial institutions. He also served as an online undercover agent utilizing social media sites, chat rooms and forums to identify hackers and gain intelligence regarding attacks against US corporations, the government and individual persons.

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