October Event Will Train Corporate Leaders on How to Manage Cybersecurity Risk
ARLINGTON, Va – September 12, 2016
Cybersecurity education and workforce development company CyberVista today announced
speakers for a board and executive cybersecurity education workshop, to be held October 24-
26 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Select cybersecurity experts and business leaders include Yong-Gon
Chon, chief executive officer, Cyber Risk Management; Phil Gardner, founder & chief executive
officer, IANS; Siobhan Gorman, director, The Brunswick Group; Jennifer Martin, privacy and
cybersecurity counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Gerald Czarnecki, board member, National
Leadership Institute; and Dennis Devlin, board member, Savanture. These seminar speakers
and panelists will provide attendees the knowledge and understanding they need to oversee
and manage cyber risks facing businesses today.
“Inside the Shoes of the CISO: What the CISO Won't Tell You.”
“Corporate board members and executives need to learn about cybersecurity in their own
language,” said CyberVista CEO Amjed Saffarini. “We are particularly excited to assemble a
mix of business leaders and cyber experts that can help translate the complex world of
cybersecurity into what matters most for corporate leaders—topics like risk and reputation. I’m
confident that attendees will come away from this workshop with actionable steps that will help
them enhance their organizations’ cybersecurity posture.”
Each board and executive seminar is an interactive experience designed to familiarize business
leaders with governance-related cybersecurity topics. Participants will have the opportunity to
engage in strategic discussions and activities, including an immersion breach simulation that
will provide attendees with actionable steps for managing cyber risks facing their organization.
Yong-Gon Chon, chief executive officer, Cyber Risk Management, will lead a session to help
attendees manage cyber risk in a uniquely-challenging digital world. Chon has more than 20
years of experience building and leading global security and risk management teams. Chon is a
published author and frequent speaker at industry events, TV and radio including ABC, FOX,
MSNBC, CNN and Federal News Radio.
Phil Gardner, founder & chief executive officer, IANS, will lead a session titled “Inside the Shoes
of the CISO: What the CISO Won't Tell You.” Having built the end user research offering for the
information security advisory and consulting firm, Gardner now oversees all strategic and
operational decisions at IANS.
Siobhan Gorman, director, The Brunswick Group, will serve as a featured panelist discussing
response planning and ensuring organizational cohesion during a cyber crisis. At the Brunswick
Group, Gorman focuses on cybersecurity and privacy, specializing in breach preparedness,
breach crisis response, and thought leadership initiatives in the cybersecurity arena.
Jennifer Martin, privacy & cybersecurity counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, will serve as a
featured panelist focusing on response planning and ensuring organizational cohesion during a
cyber crisis. Martin will also speak about keeping pace in an evolving legal and regulatory cyber
environment. Martin has worked at the intersection of law and cybersecurity for the past 15
years, with uniquely-honed expertise through experience managing cyber risks and responding
to threats from a variety of perspectives.
Gerald Czarnecki, board member, National Leadership Institute, will co-lead several sessions to
help attendees prepare for, monitor, react to and recover from cyber attacks. Czarnecki has
been a board member of more than 50 international and local nonprofit organizations, including
the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Opera,
Junior Achievement of South Florida, the Nature Conservancy, and Inroads, Inc.
Dennis Devlin, board member, Savanture, will co-lead several sessions and facilitate
throughout the seminar. Devlin is co-founder of Savanture, with previous senior leadership
security roles at The George Washington University, Brandeis, Thomson-Reuters, and Harvard
Additional speakers and panelists include Tony Urbanovich, head of operations, Cyber Global
Risk Exchange, Inc. (CyberGRX); Chris Rezendes, founder & managing director at IoT IMPACT
LABS; Amy Mushahwar, counsel & chief information security officer at ZwillGen PLLC; Gail
Arkin, senior vice president & general counsel, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions; and Howard
Foard, lead associate, Booz Allen Hamilton.
The two-day October event is one in a series of seminars CyberVista is hosting around the
country as part of its board and executive cyber literacy program, which aims to provide
business leaders and corporate governance professionals with a comprehensive understanding
of cyber issues that affect their organizations. Registration for the October 24-26 workshop in
Scottsdale is open until October 7, 2016. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit
www.cybervista.net or contact Jeff Welgan, Head of Executive Training programs, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-345- 6435.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity training and workforce development company whose mission is to
create a cyber-ready workforce through personalized training programs that provide
organizations with the people, knowledge and skills required to defend their most critical assets.
With parent Graham Holdings Company and sister company Kaplan, Inc.’s innovative education
technologies and personalized approach to learning, CyberVista offers a new vision for board,
executive, and workforce cybersecurity education. For more information,
Sarah Horowitz, 202-379-0546