Cyber Security and the CFO: Facing the Threat Head-On

Companies large and small, public and private are vulnerable to a cyber-attack.  These attacks range from theft of intellectual property that provide our economy with a competitive advantage, to attacks that disrupt key networks and services, destroy critical systems and data, and undermine trust in our day-to-day operations. Hackers which can be individuals, organizations and nation-states seem to be one step ahead of the government which spends billions of dollars protecting sensitive information. 

The FEI CT/Westchester Chapter welcomes cyber expert Richard Santalesa who enlighten us on what we can do right now to identify, understand and mitigate the impending threat of a cyber attack.  

  • Intro – The 2018 Cyberrisk Landscape
  • Regulatory Trends and Developments
    • Updates to 48 States’ data breach laws
    • SEC Guidance for public companies (issued Feb. 21, 2018)
    • New York Dept of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations
      • Feb 15, 2018 - First annual deadline for filing compliance certification by Covered Entities
    • EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR goes into full force on May 25, 2018
    • Other regulatory developments
  • Responses & Responsibilities of C-Suite and Board
    • CFO special considerations
  • The Five P’s – Planning, Protection, Processes, Procedures and Policies
    • Fitting the 5P’s into your budget
  • Cyberinsurance
    • Must have or nice to have?
  • The Top Weak Link in Every Company’s Cyber Security is…
  • Conclusion
  • Q&A

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Invite a qualified guest meeting these criteria, and get half off your registration fee.  Invite two qualified guests, and your registration is free.  Contact Denise Parker, Chapter Administrator, at or 813.494.9551 for discount and guest registration support.  Qualified guests who have never attended a CT/Westchester Chapter event before are eligible to be registered with our compliments.

Date:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Location:  Riverside Yacht Club, 102 Club Rd, Riverside, CT 06878

Agenda:  6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Dinner | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Presentation | 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Additional Networking

Registration Fee:  $55 Chapter Members | $85 Non-Members

CPE:  This event qualifies for one (1.0) CPE credit..

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Richard Santalesa

Of Counsel, Data Security & Privacy Practice
Bortstein Legal Group


1.00 CPE




Information Technology, Technical



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