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9th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives

About the Event

The 9th Annual Cybersecurity Conference for Executives, hosted by Ankura and the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, will foster an open learning environment for C-suite executives, IT and security directors, risk managers, legal/compliance directors, and more across all industries. The world of regulatory compliance is becoming increasingly more complex, as privacy and cybersecurity requirements are enforced both nationally and overseas. With regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, CMMC, SEC, HIPAA, and more, executive leaders are challenged to identify the applicable controls for their organization and ensure compliance. Join us for a day of sessions hosted by industry experts discussing a variety of topics including:
  • Overview of current and emerging cyber and privacy regulations
  • Future of cyber regulatory compliance
  • How organizations can develop and/or enhance their cyber and privacy programs
Since 2014, Johns Hopkins University’s Information Security Institute and the Ankura team have collaborated to provide targeted cybersecurity tips for executives nationwide. Our educational conferences provide insight into top cybersecurity threats, trending regulations, and cyber best practices in an environment that’s free of vendor pitches. Following these sessions, we invite you to join us for a networking reception to further build on the topics of the day and develop connections with attendees and speakers. Ankura will be donating all proceeds from the event for a partial scholarship to the JHU Information Security Institute.


    • 9:00-9:30 am EST
        • Opening Remarks | Robert Olsen, Ankura & Anton Dahbura (Johns Hopkins University), Dean Ed Schlesinger (Johns Hopkins University)
    • 9:30-10:15 am EST
      • Keynote Address: Trending Regulatory Requirements for Cyber and Privacy | Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Northrop Grumman

      • 10:15-11:15 am EST
        • Privacy Laws at a Glance | Kenric Tom, Ankura
            • Data Privacy has become one of the more complex areas for organizations over the last 5-10 years. This session will break down the top privacy requirements and discuss upcoming laws to be aware of. In addition, this session will provide attendees with an understanding of how the various privacy regulations intersect and the core controls all organizations should implement.
      • 11:00-11:15 am EST
        • Break
      • 11:15-12:00 pm EST
        • Cyber Laws at a Glance | Mike Jacobs, Crowell & Moring LLP, Matthew B. Welling, Crowell
          • Cybersecurity requirements have been around for decades. However, over the last decade, we have seen more specific control requirements depending on an organization's industry, size, location, and business model. This session will walk attendees through the core cyber regulations and provide insight into emerging laws.
      • 12:00-1:00 pm EST
        • Lunch & Learn | James C. Foster, ZeroFox
      • 1:00-1:45 pm EST
        • Applying a Compliance Framework - Examples: New York DFS and SEC Cyber Requirements | Brian H. Montgomery & David Oliwenstein, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
          • How can organizations effectively build out a cyber program and ensure it maps to their regulatory requirements? This session will use the NY DFS 500 and the SEC requirements as examples to show how executives can do just that. Learn how to efficiently implement controls and track performance to ensure compliance.
      • 1:45-2:45 pm EST
        • Panel: The Price We Pay for Regulatory Non-Compliance | Joe Comeau, CIPP/US, CISSP, Global Privacy and Cyber Risk Consultant, Lockton Companies, Gretchen D. Ruck, Senior Managing Director, Ankura
            • What happens if we fail to meet our regulatory requirements? This panel will feature an open discussion where panelists will share their experience working with regulatory enforcement and the costs associated with non-compliance.
      • 2:45-3:30 pm EST
        • Developing a Cyber and Privacy Governance Program | Robert Olsen, Ankura
            • This session will outline tips and best practices for building out a cyber and privacy governance program that will help attendees continuously evaluate compliance and enhance their security controls to protect critical assets.
      • 3:30-3:45 pm EST
        • Closing Remarks | Anton Dahbura, Johns Hopkins University
    • 3:45-5:00 pm EST
      • Networking Reception


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