Cybersecurity: What All Board Directors Should Know | Women in the Boardroom

Recorded webinar

Cybersecurity: What All Board Directors Should Know

In today’s tech-savvy world, it is essential that board directors have a grasp on privacy risks & data security. During this informative session with data protection expert Linn Freedman, you will learn about:

  • Identifying high risk customer & employee data that companies should map & protect
  • Practical tools to discuss with management to reduce the risk of a data breach
  • Insurance products applicable to information & data
  • Anatomy of a data breach & lessons learned for management & the board


Linn Freedman

Date & Time

October 18, 2016
12:00 PM ET


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About the Speaker

Linn Freedman

Partner in the Data Privacy & Security Law, Cybersecurity, & Complex Litigation for Robinson+Cole

Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Security Team. She is nationally ranked in CHAMBERS USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for business in the area of Privacy Law. She currently serves as general counsel to the Rhode Island Quality Institute. 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 and mitigation. She counsels clients on state and federal data privacy and security investigations.

Ms. Freedman works with companies and organizations to adopt a risk management approach to precisely frame the purpose and means for the collection, maintenance, and transfer 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 and cyber intrusions.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Freedman was a partner at Nixon Peabody, where she served as leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group. She also served as assistant attorney general and deputy chief of the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Rhode Island.

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