Building Your Leadership in Cyber Risk: What Board Members Should Do & Questions You Should Ask | Women in the Boardroom

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Building Your Leadership in Cyber Risk: What Board Members Should Do & Questions You Should Ask

Cyber risk impacts our healthcare system, politics, economics, professional, and personal lives. Because of its impact, cybersecurity risk continues to be front and center on board agendas. Yet few board members are adequately equipped to know what questions to ask, what to do about it or how to become more knowledgeable in this critical area. Many feel overwhelmed, intimidated, or just unprepared even though they have a fiduciary responsibility for the resulting financial, reputational, and legal impacts of cyber incidents. Importantly, the reality of cyber risk is that it is a business problem –not an IT problem–so it must be addressed by leadership and at the board level. What you will learn from this webinar:

– How to understand the evolving cyber threat landscape
– Why cyber risk is important to all board members
– What the right questions are to ask
– How to get started with practical tools, resources & next steps


Linn Freedman, Charla Griffy-Brown

Date & Time

June 26, 2018
12:00 PM ET


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About the Speakers

Linn Freedman

Chair of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Team at Robinson + Cole

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and cybersecurity law, and complex litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Ms. Freedman focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal data privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response, mitigation and litigation. She also counsels clients on state and federal investigations and enforcement actions.

Ms. Freedman works with companies and organizations to adopt a risk management approach to precisely frame the purpose and means for the collection, maintenance, transfer and disposal of high-risk data throughout their organization. She advises them to identify high-risk data—both paper and electronic—and to implement measures to protect it and help them develop defensible, and reasonable, approaches to comply with constantly evolving regulatory requirements and the risk of a data breach.

Ms. Freedman is an Adjunct Professor at Brown University in the Executive Masters in Cybersecurity Program and at Roger Williams University School of Law teaching Privacy Law. In addition, she is nationally ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Privacy Law.

Charla Griffy-Brown

Professor of Information Systems & Technology Management & Chair of the Advisory Board Cyber Risk Professional Certification at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Charla Griffy-Brown is an accomplished multi-disciplined leader with 19 years of dedicated experience working with executives, boards and organizations to strategically leverage new opportunities in digital innovation, analytics and technology development to achieve their strategic objectives. A seasoned board member, she has global experience, speaks Japanese and has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region having also worked in Europe. She has helped executives and boards in privately and publicly traded firms leverage analytics, build cyber risk programs, and deploy technology to achieve growth and strategic advantage. In addition to serving on corporate boards and serving as an advisor to executives, Charla Griffy-Brown is Professor of Information Systems at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management where she has held many leadership roles. She has experience developing digital platforms to achieve strategic objectives and has worked with executives to achieve top and bottom-line growth leveraging digital innovation. She has a strong track record helping executives implement new initiatives in social media analytics, service design, cloud/IoT based enterprise systems and business intelligence/analytics. Dr. Griffy-Brown graduated from Harvard University, is a former Fulbright Scholar, and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. She has worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and served as a consultant for the United Nation’s Global Environmental Facility and the European Commission. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Technology in Society, an International journal published by Elsevier. As an international speaker, she has been recognized globally at conferences and by the International Association for the Management of Technology. In 2018, for her work equipping Small and Medium-Sized Business in Orange County to address cyber risk, Charla received Special Congressional Recognition by Representative Mimi Walters (45th District California).

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