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Beating cybercrime: a boardroom issue
With so much at stake – including intellectual property; customer, operational and financial data; and organizational reputation – informed leaders know that it is time for a fundamental rethink of how information security is positioned within their organizations. Hear perspectives from CEOs and board members on this timely topic.
Principal, Ernst & Young LLP
EY Americas Cybersecurity Leader
Bob Sydow is the EY Americas Cybersecurity Leader and a partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He manages both the firm’s security advisory practice as well as the EY Americas Advanced Security Centers. In his role with Ernst & Young LLP, he advises clients on the assessment, architecture and transformation of their security capabilities. Bob has over 30 years of experience working with complex technology programs. He is a frequent speaker on advanced security topics and advises senior management and boards of directors on cyber-related topics.
Founder & President
Cynthia Cohen is a prominent retail consultant and experienced board member. She is considered a leading authority on strategy, consumer trends and digital marketing. Over the last 20 years, Cynthia has served on 11 public boards of directors. She is currently a member of the board of Equity One and Steiner Leisure, and several digital start-ups. Her experience includes Lead Independent Director and Chairman of Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. Cynthia has spoken at The Institute of Internal Auditors, Outstanding Directors Exchange and Women Corporate Directors conferences. She has taught NACD seminars on best practices in corporate governance.
President & CSO
Shawn Henry leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals helping organizations protect their most sensitive data from targeted threats. Shawn retired from the FBI as Executive Assistant Director after 24 years, responsible for all criminal, cyber and international investigations worldwide. He oversaw some of the most significant cyber investigations spanning the globe, including major corporate breaches and nation-state-sponsored intrusions. Shawn has been a keynote speaker on cyber issues in venues around the world and has been featured extensively on network television and in print and online publications. Shawn’s professional recognition includes the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive; inclusion in SC Magazine as a top industry pioneer who shaped information security; and identification as one of the most influential people in security by Security Magazine.
Co-Founder and CEO
Xtreme Solutions, Inc.
Phyllis W. Newhouse is the CEO and Co-founder of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. Phyllis is a retired United States Army noncommissioned officer. She has worked tirelessly as an advocate for homeless veterans in Atlanta. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Women Presidents’ Organization. She has received numerous awards. She was recently selected as the 2014 Womenetics POW! Award recipient. She was a winner of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ 2013. Phyllis currently serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc. and the Enterprising Women magazine Board of Advisors.
Chief Information Security Officer
As Chief Information Security Officer for Caterpillar Inc., Mike has global responsibility for Information Security and is currently leading the enterprise’s Information Security Transformation program to dramatically improve Caterpillar’s capability to protect, detect and respond to information security risks. Mike joined Caterpillar in 1988 and has performed many technical and leadership roles in Information Technology infrastructure and applications, including two assignments in Europe. Mike also has several years of leadership experience within both Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management. Mike holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Millikin University and an MBA from Bradley University.