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Data Privacy & Protection: The Board's Role

September 12, 2018
Washington, DC

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Member Price: $65
Non-Member Price: $95




Data privacy and protection shines as the most important risk companies that collect and use personally identifiable information (PII) have. Directors are fully in the spotlight to oversee the complex regulations, compliance requirements, and technical cybersecurity issues associated with data privacy risk.
The regulatory landscape is more challenging. European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most recent—and perhaps the most financially onerous—regulatory legislation in history. These new rules are having significant impact on U.S. businesses.
Four world-class experts will help illuminate directors’ data privacy and protection information flow. Content takeaways focus on compliance with GDPR and other regulatory requirements, third-party validations of company protections, and GDPR compliance, plus real-time insights from a former FBI chaser of cyber “bad guys” on how to prepare for and cope with a data breach.


    • Identify, prioritize, and evaluate the most important data privacy and protection risks.
    • Understand regulations that apply to specific business sectors (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA).
    • Know the changing role cybersecurity plays in data privacy and protection.
    • Map the processes required to certify policies and practices for protecting sensitive data.
    • Know the legal and regulatory requirements that expose PII from breaches.

The event will be held in the Washington metropolitan area. 

Location and Time


Venue TBD
Washington, DC

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Speaker Spotlight


Donald Codling

Donald Codling

Donald Codling currently serves as CISO and CPO for My Double Check and previously held these roles for Urban FT and Swift Exchange. He has extensive formal training in a variety of cyber security and industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity best practices and extensive experience in maintaining data privacy within multiple global sectors. Prior to providing CISO and consulting support to multiple government and commercial projects, Don worked with the FBI for more than 23 years and retired as unit chief of the FBI Cyber Division. While at the FBI, he supervised a variety of investigative programs, focusing on international cyber crime and cyber national security operations, with a particular emphasis on the cybersecurity challenges that have significant impacts on global financial services, cryptocurrency markets, and various global anti–money laundering networks. His experience also includes the cyber vulnerability aspects of ICS, digital currency tracking, theft of intellectual property, foreign counterintelligence, technical operations, and undercover operations. Don served as chairman for the Global Strategic Alliance Cyber Crime Working Group for 5 years and as co-chairman Cyber Security for Energy and Utilities Sector in UAE conference in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He also conceived and hosted three International Cyber Security forums held in Washington D.C. in 2012, 2013, and 2017. Don currently holds a CISSP and CIPP/US certification as well as a TS/CI polygraph clearance with the U.S. Government.

Joseph Kirkpatrick

Joseph Kirkpatrick

As co-founder and president of KirkpatrickPrice, Joseph Kirkpatrick has spent over a decade developing the firm into the industry leader it is today. KirkpatrickPrice specializes in thorough and efficient multi-audit delivery, founded with innovation and integrity. In fact, KirkpatrickPrice was the first authorized company to provide multiple audits into one streamlined process through Joseph’s visionary tool, the Online Audit Manager. Under his leadership, KirkpatrickPrice has delivered thousands of audit reports and information security engagements to clients of all sizes worldwide, strengthening their information security and compliance controls. As there are more and more headlines of data breaches each day, Joseph feels even more dedicated to educating organizations on best practices for data security. As an industry expert, he has participated in information security and cybersecurity forums across the country. You may have seen him at HIMSS, AHIMA, the National HIPAA Summit, or in KirkpatrickPrice’s educational videos and webinars. Joseph enjoys educating, empowering, and inspiring clients by navigating them through the complex maze of compliance and regulatory requirements. He is a CPA with over 25 years of experience in information technology and holds a BA in Organizational Communication. He also holds CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, and QSA certifications, specializing in data security, cybersecurity, IT governance, and regulatory compliance.

George Lamont, Colonel (ret) USAF

George Lamont is a leading expert on cyber force readiness. Prior to joining IronNet, Col. Lamont was the director of Exercises and Training at U.S. Cyber Command, a position that capped a 27-year military service career in cyber operations and full-spectrum communications. He authored at U.S. Cyber Command the first-ever Joint Cyber Training & Certification Standards and Cyber Flag exercise series, which serves today as the Defense Department's gold-standard for building a premier cyberspace workforce for the nation. As CIO/CISO of IronNet Cybersecurity, Col. Lamont laid the foundation for and successfully implemented the company’s Information Security Management System. In 2017, his efforts led to successful audits and attestation of SOC2/Type 1 and obtaining a ISO/IEC 27001 certification. Col. Lamont is currently leading the preparation for Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance with enhanced data protection laws to support future company opportunities and priorities. He is a skilled/recognized speaker and authority teaching CISOs around the world how to improve their companies’ security posture. He also continues to bring the same rigor, discipline, and methodologies to the private sector he used in his military career, helping companies build highly skilled teams as part of IronNet’s end-to-end cybersecurity solution and threat intelligence information sharing framework. As director of Exercises and Training at the U.S. Cyber Command, Col. Lamont managed a more than 70 person team and $60 million budget. He was responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of operational training, exercises, and other events to maintain, assess, and certify U.S. Cyber Command force readiness. Throughout his career, Col. Lamont has set up communications networks and led teams throughout the world, including in Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, and Turkey. As Deputy of the Readiness & Operations Division of the U.S. Transportation Command, he was responsible for the command's computer network defense, communications security, and information security awareness programs. He provided expertise on cloud security, encryption, intrusion detection, host-based security system, and mobile security. Col. Lamont holds a BS in Math and Electrical Engineering from University of New Hampshire and MBA from Oklahoma City University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

David Ross, MBA, MEng

David Ross, MBA, MEng

David Ross is a principal leader for Baker Tilly’s privacy practice and a cybersecurity advisor. He previously was a part of Deloitte’s cyber risk practice, where he provided strategic insight, service design, business development, and engagement leadership. He has also served as general manager of General Dynamics Commercial Cyber Services, where he was responsible not only for the design of the business but also the launch and management of the new commercial organization. As a recognized thought leader and published author, David frequently speaks on cybersecurity strategy, innovation, business strategy, building high-performing sales strategies, social media, and critical problem solving for corporations.



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