How to Avoid Being the Data Breach Scapegoat (October 2nd, 2014)

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The number of security incidents has swelled in recent years and so have the number of CISO’s labeled as the company’s scapegoat. In a recent study, nearly 74 percent of C-level executives feel their CISO do not deserve a spot at the organization’s leadership team; meanwhile, forty-four percent believed CISOs should be held accountable for any data-related incidents. This puts CISOs in a difficult situation: full responsibility, without an executive voice. The session will focus on key operational protocols that CISOs can implement to create an effective incident management system. CISOs will learn risk-based strategies that will help ditch the “scapegoat” label and gain a spot at the executive table.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Real-world best practices for the incident management process, regulatory compliance, third-party compliance, and metrics for monitoring incident management on a consistent basis.
  • How to identify current threats, incident and breach trends facing organizations and how to use that knowledge to reduce enterprise risk.
  • How to shift from compliance-based tactics to risk-based strategies to effectively manage organizational risks and meet compliance obligations.
  • How the internal and external counsel can minimize the liabilities before and after a breach event has struck.


Jeremy Henley, Director of Breach Services, ID Experts.

Karl Pedersen, SVP - Cyber and E&O, Willis.

Melissa K. Ventrone, Attorney at Law, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP.