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    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.

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    “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
    jeffrey.welgan@cybervista.net or 703-345- 6435.

    About CyberVista

    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,
    visit www.cybervista.net.


    For CyberVista 
    Sarah Horowitz, 202-379-0546

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