RANE & NAsdaq virtual summit

Rebooting Your Board’s Cyber Survival Skills

Recently the head of the NSA predicted that the U.S. will face ransomware threats every day for the next several years, a reminder that companies face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats from both nation-state actors and cyber criminals.  

As the range of cyberattacks become more common, everyone is looking to improve their cybersecurity knowledge, not only for improving their defenses and protecting their businesses but also for enhancing their ESG scores, improving their credit ratings, and increasing their overall resiliency. 

Gathering and assessing the right information and using this information for better situational awareness has become mission critical for directors in providing appropriate oversight and guidance to management and to assist the company in navigating their way through an increasingly complex cyber environment.

Session Video Replays

Opening Keynote Interview: Cybersecurity and Board Responsibility - A Conversation With Jay Clayton
Speaker: Jay Clayton, Sr Policy Advisor & Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Interviewer: David Lawrence, RANE Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer


Topical Breakout Sessions

Topic 1: The Brave New World of Cybersecurity Compliance
Colleen Valentine, Head of Information Security Governance and Compliance, Nasdaq
Guillermo Christensen, Office Managing Partner, Washington DC, Ice Miller LLP
Moderator: Matthew Bey, Senior Stratfor Analyst, RANE


Surviving a Cyberattack: Best Practices for Board
Arthur W. Coviello, Jr., Venture Partner, Rally Ventures, Board Member at FireEye
Kevin Zerrusen, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services, EY
Moderator: Judith Germano, Founding Member, GermanoLawLLC


Getting the Board and Cyber Leadership on the Same Page
Joan Conley, Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance and ESG Programs, Nasdaq
Tim Murphy, President & CEO, Consortium Networks; former Deputy Director, FBI
Moderator: Richard M. Borden, Counsel, Corporate & Financial Services Department and Cybersecurity and Privacy, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP


Panel Discussion: Incorporating CyberIntelligence into your Board
Discussion of practical steps on how the board can improve situational awareness of key issues that may impact the company, with implications for board composition. Focus on how the board can integrate cyber risk analysis and scenario planning into their oversight and decision-making process.
Diana Burley, Vice Provost for Research, American University
John Ford, Cyber Strategist, IronNet Cybersecurity
Terry Roberts, Founder & CEO, Whitehawk
Moderator: Denny Watson, Executive Director, RANE


Closing Keynote Interview: Cyber warfare: Nation state actors and the threat to critical infrastructure
Jeh Johnson, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
David Lawrence, RANE Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer



Matthew Bey, Senior Stratfor Analyst, RANE

Matthew Bey is Senior Stratfor Analyst at RANE where he covers a wide range of topics in international relations. Matthew has focused heavily on geopolitical, political, economic, and security issues in the Middle East and Africa. Matthew also covers several international topics relating to global governance, technology, trade, and the oil and gas industry. Matthew has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Texas Lutheran University and a masters degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow him on Twitter at @Matthew_Bey.

Diana Burley, Vice Provost for Research, American University

Dr. Diana L. Burley is a proven leader able to establish and maintain strategic partnerships, manage broad portfolios, and achieve high quality results. She is an award-winning global cybersecurity expert with nearly 25 years of experience leading multi-institutional, cross-sector teams to drive education, research and strategic innovation. She is a dynamic industry thought leader who identifies holistic approaches to strategic challenges, designs and implements robust workforce development programs, and advocates for a diverse cybersecurity/high-tech workforce and an equitable global cyber community.

Diana is currently Vice Provost for Research at American University (AU) where she is also a Professor of Public Administration and Policy and Professor of Information Technology & Analytics. As the university’s chief research officer, she is responsible for establishing the strategic vision and executing against the research and revenue targets set by the board while also overseeing the university-wide research enterprise, developing the research brand, and supporting faculty led scholarship across all disciplines.

Richard M. Borden, Counsel, Corporate & Financial Services Department and Cybersecurity and Privacy, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Richard M. Borden is counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and Cybersecurity and Privacy practice group where he focuses on intersecting areas such as technology transactions, cybersecurity and privacy risk management, Fintech and Insurtech.Rick is at the forefront of cybersecurity and privacy issues, advising on big data governance and the Internet of Things, cybersecurity risk management, and technology sourcing and transactions. Rick translates the often complicated language of technology, cybersecurity, privacy, risk and compliance to assure that it's understood from both a legal and business perspective. His experience on both the customer and vendor side of matters enables him to advise general counsel, C-Suite executives and boards of directors on how to understand potential risks and how to respond should they suffer an incident. Rick also interfaces with technology departments, advising them on how technology tools and programs may expose companies to risk.

Guillermo Christensen, Partner, Data Security and Privacy and White Collar Defense Groups, Ice Miller LLP

Guillermo Christensen is a partner in Ice Miller’s Data Privacy and Security and White Collar Defense Groups. Guillermo combines his experience as an attorney, a former CIA intelligence officer and a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State to shape and inform the advice he provides to clients on various enterprise risks involving cybersecurity and national security law. His cybersecurity experience ranges from conducting information security risk assessments that take a “whole of company” approach to managing responses to security incidents and breaches, including those where a nation-state or insider threat may be involved. Guillermo also counsels clients in managing national security reviews through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), particularly those involving high-technology and critical infrastructure sectors.

Jay Clayton, Sr Policy Advisor & Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell, Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Jay Clayton, who recently served as the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a Senior Policy Advisor and Of Counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell. Mr. Clayton's practice centers on advising institutions, board of directors and individuals on governance, markets and regulatory matters, particularly where multidisciplinary advice and practical experience are valued. As Chairman of the SEC from May 2017 to December 2020, Mr. Clayton focused on modernizing the regulation and oversight of our equity and fixed income markets, concentrating on the interests of long-term investors. In addition, under his leadership, the women and men of the SEC addressed various market developments and emerging risks, including the 2020 COVID-19 economic shock, the digitization of securities and other assets, the Brexit and LIBOR transitions, and various cybersecurity matters. Prior to Mr. Clayton’s government service, he spent over 20 years at Sullivan & Cromwell where he was a member of the management committee, co-managing partner of the General Practice Group and co-head of the Cybersecurity Group.

Joan Conley, Senior Advisor on Corporate Governance and ESG Programs

In February 2021, Joan was elected to the board of EJF Acquisition Corp., where she also serves as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. In July 2021, Joan was elected to the board of Tigo Energy, a private company providing smart module technology for the solar industry. Joan also serves on the Advisory Board of Harvestly.co, an entrepreneurial initiative started by Cal Poly students focused on feeding the community by connecting local farmers and consumers in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Additionally, Joan is a member of Executive Women on Boards (EWOB). On Dec. 31, 2020, Joan retired from her role as the Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Nasdaq, where she was responsible for the Nasdaq Global Corporate Governance Program and the Nasdaq Global Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program as well as the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, following 19 years at Nasdaq and 19 years at NASD, now FINRA. In her former role at Nasdaq, Joan also served as a Managing Director of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation from 1994 - 2020 and a founding board member of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center from 2014 - 2020.

Arthur W. Coviello, Jr., Venture Partner, Rally Ventures, Board Member at Mandiant

Arthur has been an active investor and advisor in the technology industry, guiding a number of startups as a private investor and in his roles as a Venture Partner at Rally Ventures, as an advisor to ClearSky Security Fund, and as a Senior Advisor to Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Group. From January 2001 Art served as President and CEO of RSA and following RSA’s acquisition by EMC (for $2.1B) as an Executive Vice President of EMC and head of its Security Division. Art has been a central figure within the information security industry for more than 25 years. Under his leadership, he built RSA Conference into the most respected, vendor agnostic event in cybersecurity. He is frequently a featured presenter at conferences and forums around the world, and he has played key roles in several national cybersecurity initiatives.

John Ford, Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategist, IronNet Cybersecurity

John Ford is a compliance, IT, information security, and operations executive, specializing in designing, building and transforming regulated organizations. Mr. Ford serves as Cyber Strategist with IronNet Cybersecurity, a global cybersecurity firm that is revolutionizing how enterprises, industries, and governments secure their networks through collective cyber defense networks. In his role, Mr. Ford assists senior executives and government agencies across the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Middle East in crafting and implementing cyber security strategies and programs. Mr. Ford is a member of the board of directors of the Cloud Security Alliance and an advisory committee member at the University of South Florida - Cybersecurity for Executive Education. Prior to joining IronNet, Mr. Ford served as CISO and head of the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at ConnectWise. Before joining ConnectWise, Mr. Ford founded and led the Sienna Group. The firm focused on protecting organizations most sensitive data, and bringing visibility to their security posture up to the Board/CXO level. As a former CISO and CCO, Ford’s unique perspective served as a foundation to Sienna’s practical approach to providing services to its clients.

Judith H. Germano, Founding Member, GermanoLawLLC

Judith Germano is a nationally recognized leader of cybersecurity governance and privacy issues, and served more than a decade as a federal prosecutor.  In addition to founding GermanoLawLLC, Judi also is a Distinguished Fellow at the New York University Center for Cybersecurity and an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law.

GermanoLawLLC, founded by Judith Germano, specializes in cybersecurity, privacy, securities and other financial fraud and regulatory-compliance matters, providing companies and individuals with legal and strategic counsel and representation.

Jeh Johnson, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifikind, Wharton & Garrison, Former US Secretary of Homeland Security

A partner in the Litigation Department, Jeh Johnson has had a distinguished career combining private law practice at Paul, Weiss and senior-level public service, including three Senate-confirmed presidential appointments. In public life, he served as Secretary of Homeland Security (2013-2017), General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2009-2012), General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force (1998-2001) and as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1989-1991). In private practice, Secretary Johnson is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Since returning to Paul, Weiss in 2017, Secretary Johnson also advises clients, including high-tech companies and government contractors, on the legal aspects of cybersecurity, national security, data privacy, government contracting, crisis management, high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. Secretary Johnson is currently a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin and U.S. Steel and is a trustee of Columbia University. In June 2020 the Chief Judge of New York appointed Secretary Johnson to assess equal justice in the state court system. After a four-month investigation, Secretary Johnson issued a 100-page public report recommending a number of changes, all of which the Chief Judge said would be adopted.

Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq

Byron Loflin is Global Head of Board Engagement at Nasdaq, where he leads board assessments and boardroom training for Nasdaq Governance Solutions. He is the founder and former CEO of the Center for Board Excellence (CBE) – acquired by Nasdaq in 2019 – and is architect of CBE’s unique board assessment and advisory platform. Byron is recognized in the governance community for developing unique products that address board dynamics, corporate culture, accountability and performance. His experience and expertise are in the design and administration of assessments and advising board chairs, boards, committees, directors and executive management in a full range of corporate governance matters including strategic alignment, best practices, board refreshment, diversity, structures and corporate planning. He and his team have performed several hundred third-party board, committee, peer and CEO self-assessments for organizations of all structures and sizes.

David Lawrence, Founder & Chief Collaborative Officer, RANE

David Lawrence is the Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer of RANE. He previously served for 20 years as Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. His role as the global head of the Business Intelligence Group covered a wide range of legal, regulatory, diligence, and transactional responsibilities. David led the development of Wall Street’s first design and implementation of controls and technology to safeguard against money-laundering, illicit finance, terrorism financing, foreign corrupt practices, and violations of economic sanctions. In 2014, David received the FBI Director’s Award for his efforts in combating international terrorism.Prior to Goldman Sachs, David served for 10 years as an Assistant US Attorney, in the Southern District of New York. He served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Public Corruption and General Crimes Units, and as the office’s first Chief Ethics Officer.

Tim Murphy, President & CEO, Consortium Networks; former Deputy Director, FBI

With 30 years of public and private sector experience—primarily in the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Timothy P. Murphy is a recognized leader in the global law enforcement, intelligence, and business communities.Mr. Murphy maintains close ties to the law enforcement and intelligence communities and is frequently consulted for his expertise in global cyber, counterterrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security issues and is a guest lecturer at colleges and universities on these issues. He is frequently called upon to speak on these topics in the media. He is member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Deputy Co-Chairman of the FBI/DHS Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), the FBI Agents Association, and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also member of the Advisory Board of two cyber-security companies, on the Board of Directors for a data analytics company, and The Foundation Board of Directors for Ferris State University.

Terry Roberts, Founder & CEO, Whitehawk

Terry Roberts has established the first Cybersecurity Online Exchange - enabling all businesses (especially mid- sized and small companies) to have continuous online access to tailored learning, smart buying, and connections to the best products, services, insights, and trends industry wide. Previously, Terry was the TASC Vice President for Cyber Engineering and Analytics, running all Cyber/IT, Financial, and Business Analytics cross cutting, innovative technical services. Prior to TASC, Terry was the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, leading the technical body of work for the entire US Interagency, with a special focus on leveraging and transitioning commercial innovation and acquisition excellence to government programs and capabilities, and establishing the Emerging Technologies Center and Cyber Intelligence Consortium.

Colleen Valentine, Head of Information Security Governance and Compliance, Nasdaq

Colleen Valentine is the Head of Information Security Governance and Compliance, reporting to Nasdaq’s Chief Information Security Officer. Colleen is responsible for the “softer”, people side of Information Security, including policies and standards, IT control library, metrics and board reporting, alignment to industry standards, cyber security regulatory compliance, global security awareness Programs, program communications, and the Nasdaq Cyber Service Center which manages the security due diligence requests received from  clients.

Denny Watson, Executive Director, RANE

Prior to joining RANE, Denny spent 27 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to creating and leading several large, innovative analytic programs at CIA, Denny served as the President’s Daily Briefer to Vice President Gore and Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld, and also served on the Senate Armed Services Committee staff for Senator Nunn. In recent years, Denny has developed big data analytics solutions that address emerging risks in the public and private sectors.

Kevin Zerrusen, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Advisory Services, EY

Kevin provides cybersecurity services and develops new product offerings for the financial services sector. Prior to EY, he served as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy to the Chairman of the SEC and spent five years at a global investment bank. He also worked at the CIA, where he led the Agency’s Cyber Center. He has an MBA from Syracuse University and a BA from the University of Dayton.