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Cybersecurity Virtual Summit with the Wall St. Journal

Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

Cybersecurity Summit, Dec. 1, 2021

WWU Student Alumni Council and the Office of Alumni Relations presents the first in a series of cybersecurity forums. Cybersecurity is a growing field which affects every aspect of our daily lives. No one is immune to internet security breaches.

On Dec. 1, we will broadcast the Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Pro Summit. Industry leaders with a wide range of expertise—and viewpoints—speak on how to tackle criminal hacks, board presentations, escalating regulation and much more. Through solutions-focused interviews, case studies and interactive workshops with the experts on the frontlines, you’ll take away practical advice for your biggest cybersecurity decisions.

9:15 – 9:45 AM

What We’re Up Against: Cyber Threats by the Numbers

Join us for a data-driven panel discussion on the scale of cyber threats organizations face today. Darren Anstee and Hardik Modi will be joined by Tyler Cohen Wood, as they discuss their best practices for securing your environment, based on their experience monitoring and protecting the world’s internet traffic. (Sponsored Session with NetScout)

Tyler Cohen Wood, Cybersecurity Expert
Darren Anstee CTO, Security , Netscout
Hardik Modi AVP, Engineering, Threat & Mitigation Products, Netscout

10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Road to Recovery & Reinforcing the Supply Chain

The 2020 attack on SolarWinds and its customers brought supply chain attacks to the fore and was the start of a long journey of remediation & winning back customer trust. The company’s chief executive tells the story. Companies have found they are vulnerable to attacks through their technology supply chains, after incidents at SolarWinds, Accellion & Kaseya. What can companies and their vendors do to improve security and the response to attacks?

Sudhakar Ramakrishna, President and CEO, SolarWinds
Jerry Perullo, CISO Intercontinental Exchange
Michael Overly, Partner, Foley & Lardner

11:30 – 12:20 PM

Reshaping the Government Role & Regulation Around the World

The Biden administration took office amid a rising tide of cyberattacks. Carlin will discuss the policies they are using to stem attacks to help protect companies and consumers. Countries around the world are frequently changing their laws and regulations related to data and cybersecurity. Lawyers from the U.S., Europe and Asia explain the biggest recent and coming changes to regimes in those three regions.

John Carlin, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States
Aravind Swaminathan, Partner, Orrick
Miriam Wugmeister, Co-Chair, Global Privacy and Data Security, Morrison & Foerster

12:25 – 1:00 PM

Post-Breach & Crisis Communications

Companies continue to flub their communications after a cyber breach. How can companies prepare better and what are the best practices when an inci-dent happens? Victimized companies rely on effective communication with investors, customers, employees and the public to minimize reputational damage. Griffanti will share where companies regularly get it wrong and where they get it right.

Meredith Griffanti, Managing Director, Crisis Communications, FTI Consulting
Kim Nash, Deputy Editor, WSJ Pro Cybersecurity, The Wall Street Journal

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Scoring Board: Going After the Criminals & Lessons from a Cyberattack

Successful chief information security officers will be put to the test as they present in front of two board members and have their efforts critiqued. Next, Cybercriminals are often out of reach of U.S. law enforcement, at the same time as the damage from attacks continues to grow. Murray will highlight methods law enforcement is using to prosecute hackers and restore stolen assets. Finally, ransomware and business email compromise attacks affect thousands of companies each year. Two business leaders relate their experiences and share lessons they learned so others are better prepared.

James Murray, Director, US Secret Service
Tim Rohrbaugh, CISO, Jet Blue Airlines
Kathleen Duffy, CEO and President, Duffy Group
Sherry Williams, Executive Director, One Treasure Island