Yes, another program on cybersecurity. But this one is different; this program is designed to advise what boards should be doing now, in the face of changing cyber threats. Do you need a cyber expert on the board? Does the board need its own adviser? What is changing in the cyber world that redefines the risk? What really causes the greatest cyber failures? What questions should you ask management? How do you know whether the answers you get are correct? Which board committee(s), and which officers of the company, should have laboring oar on cyber? Experienced board members and cyber experts, led by the CEO of Forcepoint (cutting edge cyber advisers to major US companies with a “human-centric” focus) will explain what’s new, what perspective the D&O carriers and the SEC bring to bear, and how non-technical directors can gain assurance that the board is doing the best possible job in protecting the company from existential risk. Specific takeaways will guide directors in how to stop worrying about their cyber roles and to start being part of the solution.
Our Panelists: Mary Landry is a Coast Guard Rear Admiral (Retired). Her career accomplishments include commander of the largest Coast Guard District encompassing 26 States and 1,200 miles of coastline. She led over 10,500 active, reserve, civilian, and auxiliary personnel, and managed capital assets including 3 air stations and various Coast Guard vessels. She also led Coast Guard public and governmental relations. Admiral Landry additionally served as Special Assistant to the President leading the White House National Security Council in domestic resilience, preparedness, and response, cyber security resilience. Admiral Landry serves on the board of United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a Fortune 100 Company, where she is a member of the Audit and C&W Committees. She also serves as Vice Chair of USAA’s Advisory Committee. As a board member of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings LTD, (NASDAQ: NCLH), Ms. Landry serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and will soon chair a new committee overseeing corporate governance in technology, the environment, safety, and security. She also serves as Vice Chair of the board of the non-profit SCORE which assists small businesses nationwide. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and is a NACD Governance Leadership Fellow and holds the NACD, Carnegie Mellon CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. She was listed in Women Inc. Magazine Board Edition, as One of 2018’s Most Influential Corporate Directors.
Matt Moynahan is the chief executive officer for Forcepoint. Moynahan has worked in nearly every facet of security, including digital rights management, encryption, application security, network security, web and email security, and insider threat. Under Moynahan’s leadership, Forcepoint launched a new approach to cybersecurity, centered upon understanding people’s behaviors and intent as they interact with critical data and IP. Moynahan also effected Forcepoint’s acquisition of the Skyfence CASB (cloud application security broker) business, furthering the company’s ability to protect data within cloud applications. Before joining Forcepoint, he served as president of Arbor Networks, focusing on the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), cloud-based DDoS service and Advanced Threat Detection (ATD). Prior to Arbor Networks, he was the founding president and CEO of Veracode, a cloud-based application security services provider and served as vice president of Symantec’s Client & Host Security and Consumer Products & Solutions divisions ($2 billion in annual revenue). Moynahan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the board of directors of Care to Compete, a nonprofit organization supporting athletes with brain damage and chronic traumatic encephalopathy and is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Robert Parisi, Jr. is a Marsh managing director its Cyber Product Leader. His responsibilities include advising clients on issues related to intellectual property, technology, privacy, and cyber related risks as well as negotiating with insurance carriers on terms and conditions. Robert is also responsible for coordinating Marsh’s Global Cyber Network. Prior to joining Marsh, Robert was the senior vice president and Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of eBusiness Risk Solutions at AIG. Robert joined AIG in 1998 as legal counsel for it Professional Liability group, where he also served as CUO for Professional Liability and Technology. While at AIG, Robert oversaw the creation and drafting of underwriting guidelines and policies for all lines of Professional Liability. Robert was also instrumental in the development of specialty reinsurance to address aggregation of risk issues inherent in cyber, privacy and technology insurance. In addition to working with AIG, Robert has also been in private practice, principally as legal counsel to various Lloyds of London syndicates. While at Marsh, Robert has worked extensively with Marsh clients in all industries, assisting them in analysis of their risk as well as in the placement of coverage for cyber risks and has been honored by Advisen as Top Cyber Risk Broking Team on three separate occasions. Mr. Parisi holds a BA in economics from Fordham College and a JD degree from Fordham University.
David R. Farrell, Jr. has served as assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the Boston Counterintelligence/Cyber Branch since February 2017. Mr. Farrell first entered on duty with the FBI as a professional support employee in 1997. Mr. Farrell was then selected to attend New Agent Training in 2003. Upon completion of New Agent Training, he reported to Washington Field Office (WFO) where he investigated counterintelligence and espionage matters. In 2007, Mr. Farrell transferred to the New York Field Office where he continued to investigate counterintelligence matters. In 2009, Mr. Farrell was promoted to the position of supervisory special agent (SSA) at FBI Headquarters where he had Counterintelligence Program oversight for the Eastern Region of the U.S. In 2011, Mr. Farrell was selected as the SSA for a Global Counterintelligence Squad where he supervised and managed investigations targeting Foreign Intelligence Officers from several different threat countries. Before joining the FBI, Mr. Farrell was a private investigator. He earned a degree in Criminology and Law from Suffolk University.
Our Moderator: Steve Honig is a corporate partner in the Boston office of the international law firm DuaneMorris LLP. His practice includes board governance and SEC disclosure, and advising directors and management of public, private and nonprofit entities. A blogger on corporate matters including cyber risk (www.honiglawblog.com) and regular columnist on corporate matters for InHouse (a newspaper directed towards in-house legal counsel), Steve previously was a Board Member of NACD New England, now serves on its Advisory Board, and sits on the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Steve has practiced corporate law in Boston for “several” decades and now directs much of his practice to advising companies and investors in the life sciences and technology verticals.