February 2017 Chapter Meeting


Topic: Cyber Crime

Presentation: Cyber Crime & Terrorism: What Are the Most Important Threats and Vulnerabilities Today?
Presenter: David Darnell, CEO/CISO, Systrends

This presentation will analyze and show details of the current top cyber threats and vulnerabilities that are enabling cyber crime and cyber terrorism.  In addition, a review of possible best defenses along with disaster preparedness will be presented.  State support teams of "bad actors" have developed cyber threats and cyber weapons to successfully challenge the defenses of any nation's critical infrastructure.  Two areas of top concern and that will be analyzed in this session are protecting the power grid and protecting the welfare of key personnel.  Key case studies highlighted will be the December 2015 Ukrainian power grid cyber attach and the multiple 2016 cyber thefts of personal information and subsequent cyber publication of terrorist "kill lists" of large number of people.

Presentation: Cybersecurity Preparedness - Building a Legal Firewall to Defend Against the Inevitable
Presenter: James Melendres, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Yahoo!, Verizon, and the DNC - as some of the largest data breaches in 2016 make clear, the question is not "if" but "when" your company will suffer a cyberattack.  This presentation will offer insight into the current cuber landscape, cybercrime, and the dark web, and offer an interactive discussion regarding best practices for handling a data breach and other emerging cyber threats, including ransomware, cyber extortion, and business email compromise.  This presentation will provide practical tips concerning pre-breach planning, breach response, and effectively management inevitable post-breach regulatory and litigation issues.  Withing this framework, I will address who should be included on an incident response team and what should be included in an incident response plan, how to protect the attorney-client privilege during breach response investigations, and what factors a company should consider before voluntarily engaging with law enforcement and/or regulators following a breach.


  • When

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Where

  • Phoenix College - Willo Conference Room
    3310 N. 10th Avenue
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013

  • Capacity

  • 90 (2 remaining)

Additional Information

  • CPE: 2
  • Dinner provided
  • Deadline for registration: End of the day on Monday, February 20, 2017

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