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    Dotting Your I’s and Crossing Your T’s: Prioritizing Cybersecurity

    August 11, 2020
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Anthony’s Steakhouse
    7220 F Street
    Omaha, NE 68127

    For most companies, it’s not a matter of if, but when: cybersecurity hacks and crimes are more common than ever and show no signs of stopping. It’s up to PR professionals in organizations to make sure data breaches are also not breaches in confidence, so the best way to deal with those situations is to prepare. From this expert panel, you’ll learn how to encourage your organizations to be more aware of cybersecurity threats, how to plan crisis communications plans in case a breach were to happen, and how to be able to recognize vulnerabilities (and easy tips to help organizations stay secure). You’ll also get insider knowledge on the most common and recent types of hacking/cyber threats companies see, and trends on what people are encountering, too.

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    Date: Tuesday, May 19
    Location: Anthony’s Steakhouse
    Time: 11:30-1:00

    The panel will be facilitated by our own LeAnne Morman!

    Panelists & Bios

    Robert LaMagna-Reiter, Chief Information Security Officer, FNTS
    Rob holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration Degree, both from University of Nebraska – Omaha. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at FNTS, a leading firm in the area of trusted hosted and remote managed services. Rob's prior experience includes leadership roles in information security for transportation, government communications, retail, e-commerce, and managed services industries. Rob also serve as an Ambassador & Zero-Trust Influencer for Palo Alto Networks, and an advisory board member for SOFTwarfare. He is a trusted cybersecurity expert who holds several industry certifications, including:
    • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)
    • Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)
    • Security +

    Michael Perdunn, Manager, Cybersecurity, OPPD
    Michael Perdunn is a cybersecurity evangelist, teacher, and speaker. Currently, he is leading OPPD's cybersecurity team through the vital job of protecting Omaha's electrical grid. Michael facilitates training and development programs in project management, change management and team building. He is also an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the College of Information Science & Technology. Outside of work, Michael is active in the community as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with children in the child welfare system. Growing up in the UK, Michael became an avid soccer fan and still plays and coaches whenever he gets the chance.

    Maureen Fulton, Counsel, Koley Jessen
    Maureen Fulton dedicates her practice to advising businesses in developing comprehensive privacy and data security programs. Maureen guides companies in navigating through state, federal, and international privacy laws and regulations. She also performs data privacy and security due diligence for buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.

    Maureen has worked with businesses to obtain certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). She has assisted clients in preparing for and remedying data breach incidents and identifying the associated litigation risks.

    One of the founders of Koley Jessen’s Data Privacy and Security practice area, Maureen is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and has frequently presented on data privacy and security issues.


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