Cybersecurity – Emerging Threats, Issues and Trends in 2017 and Beyond


Cybersecurity has taken on a new urgency with the emergence of ransomware attacks, the spread of crippling global viruses and state-sponsored cyber-attacks. Our panelists will tackle the complex issues involved in addressing this pervasive challenge and discuss the strategic, tactical and technology issues faced by businesses and all stakeholders in keeping their collective enterprises safe from cyber-attacks. We will also look at the wave of new regulation – especially at the state level – that will likely serve as a national blueprint for cybersecurity regulatory efforts in the future and the new burdens and responsibilities this places of U.S. companies.

Craig A. Newman, Partner PBWT, J.D.
Craig Newman is a partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. He is a recognized leader in both complex financial litigation and global cybersecurity. In his cybersecurity work, Craig represents clients in litigation, regulatory and governance matters, and the management of risks associated with data security practices and policies including data breach preparedness and response. A former journalist, Craig appears regularly on national television including CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg, discussing issues at the intersection of business, law and cybersecurity, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. He was named as one of the National Law Journal’s 2015 “Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers.”

John Missale, Senior Vice President, Beijing Deepthought Software Ltd.
One of the foremost innovators in the development of television, communications, digital content syndication, web and mobile based advanced technology, products, platforms and services, John is currently Senior Vice President of Beijing Deepthought Software Ltd, and Senior Advisor and CTO to MMEC an Alliance of partner companies sponsored by IEEE and SMPTE to create international cloud and micro service standards. John is currently building technical and business platforms in China for HunanTV, Beijing TV and Shanghai TV, moving their operations to multiple clouds. John was the CTO and CISO for Worldnow/Frankly Media leading the technology, architecture and product management for Worldnow’s media technology, CMS, OTT, OVP, TVE streaming mobile, digital syndication, advertising, non-linear and linear scheduling and publishing platform.

Michael F. Buchanan, Partner, PBWT, J.D.
Michael Buchanan is a litigation partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP who focuses his practice at the intersection of law and technology. An engineer by training and a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Buchanan regularly represents clients in cybersecurity matters, including breach investigations and counseling on related regulatory issues. Before joining the firm, Mr. Buchanan spent over nine years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey where he handled matters involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care kickbacks, off-label marketing, and Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance fraud. During his tenure, Mr. Buchanan served as Chief of the Securities and Health Care Fraud Unit, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and as Chief of the Terrorism Unit.
Paul Poh, Managing Partner, Tixzy, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CIPP/US

Paul Poh is a Managing Partner at Tixzy, a boutique technology firm with expertise in Cloud, Data Analytics, and Information Security. He has over 25 years of experience with a focus on information security, infrastructure design, and software development. With a background in both large Fortune 500 organizations and small successful startups, Paul also spent 7 years with the largest separately managed account processor where he was head of information security and software architecture and responsible for the protection of over a trillion dollars of managed accounts. He joined the account processor with the acquisition of a small highly successful Boston-based provider of advanced wealth management support and trade order management tools where he designed the company’s software as a service offering.

Rocco Grillo, Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg, CISSP, CRMA, PCI-QSA, and Certified Third Party Risk Assessor (CTPRA)
Rocco Grillo is an Executive Managing Director serving on Stroz Friedberg’s Executive Management team. In this role, Mr. Grillo is responsible for the oversight and supervision of the firm’s global Cyber Resilience business, which includes teams that perform cybersecurity, incident response investigation, red team penetration testing and application security services. He serves as a trusted advisor to clients, including boards and executive management teams, on a broad range of cybersecurity and incident response investigations services across all industries. Rocco is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of information security and incident response investigations and has assisted Fortune 500 corporations, law enforcement agencies, major law firms, industry threat intelligence organizations, as well as industry regulators with all matters involving cybersecurity, incident response and computer forensics, in addition to other security threat services.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP 1133 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6710
Thu, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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