Data Breach Summit

Date: August 18, 2016
Conference Title: SANS Data Breach Summit 2016
Where: Chicago, Illinois, United States

For every organization, data breach is a major risk. It’s not a matter of whether your organization will be breached; it’s when, and – most importantly – how bad the damage will be. You likely have a response plan in place. But your response in the first hours after initially discovering the “incident,” which is later confirmed to be a “breach,” will be crucial to mitigating financial and reputation damage. Is your response plan battle tested?

At the Summit, you and your team will participate in advanced exercises and in-depth discussions around data breach scenarios. The Summit brings together CISOs, risk managers, communication execs, insurers, attorneys, and security professionals to discover best practices for breach preparation and response.

Summit Discussion Topics:

Lessons from real data breach cases
The executive management decision-making process
Gathering and assessing evidence of incidents and breaches
Data breach law and confidentiality
Implications and obligations of involving the FBI or other law enforcement
Determining the significance of a security incident
Effectively partnering with your cyber insurer
Advanced Exercises:

You’ll have the unique opportunity to participate in hypothetical data breach scenarios where you discover the worst has happened: your organization has been breached and sensitive data is at risk. This is your chance to put your response plan to the test!

How do you respond?
Whom must you notify, and when?
What steps must you take to comply with laws and industry standards?
How do you communicate to your many stakeholders – customers, partners, employees, those whose PII may have been affected?
What is the role of your cyber insurer?
What are the roles of in-house counsel and outside counsel?

Who Should Attend the Summit?

Chief Information Officers (CIO)
Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)
Cyber Security Professionals
Risk Managers
Communication Executives
Privacy Officers
Confirmed Advisors and Speakers

The following is a partial list of confirmed advisors, speakers, and/or discussion leaders. Click here for the detailed Summit agenda.

Jeffrey Louie, Retired Director of Global Informatics Services, Agilent Technologies
Brett Leatherman, Assistant Section Chief – Cyber Outreach Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Sam Segren, CIO, Texas Tech University
John Mohr, CSO, MacArthur Foundation
John Wurzler, President, OneBeacon Technology Insurance
Melissa Ventrone, Partner; Chair – Data Privacy & Security Practice Group, Thompson Coburn
Rick Kam, President/Co-Founder, ID Experts
Rich Blumberg, Director – Data Breach Response, IDT911
David Hallstrom, Practice Leader – Information Risk, CNA
Jake Olcott, VP, BitSight
Benjamin Wright, Attorney and Senior Instructor, SANS Institute
Hal Pomeranz, Fellow, SANS Institute
Meredith Phillips, CHC, CHPC, HCISPP, ITIL, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Erika Riethmiller (Bol), CISM, CIPP/US, CHPC/CHC, CPHRM, Director, Corporate Privacy-Incident Program, Anthem, Inc.


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