RSA Conference and NYSE Governance Services Host Cyber Risk Board Forum

February 16, 2016

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Julie Frey


Event Focuses on Cybersecurity Challenges for Board Members and the C-Suite
In Coordination with Annual RSA Conference

BEDFORD, Mass. – February 16, 2016RSA Conference (RSAC), the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, has teamed up with NYSE Governance Services to host the Cyber Risk Board Forum. Set to take place February 29, 2016, in San Francisco, in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference, the forum specifically addresses cybersecurity at the board and senior management level.

“It is increasingly important for board members and the C-Suite – who are responsible for the effective oversight of risks to the company – to ensure they are leveraging emerging technologies while also addressing the associated risks,” said Sandra Toms, vice president and curator for RSA Conference. “As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the RSA Conference, we have looked for ways to expand our reach and educate new audiences, and we are thrilled to collaborate with NYSE Governance on this opportunity.”

The forum sets to address the increasing challenges of IT security and risk management combined with the evolving IT landscape, the sophistication of attacks, and how it relates to the board as a whole.

“Cyber governance has risen to one of corporate boards’ highest mandates because the oversight of data and intellectual property security touches virtually every facet of an organization,” says Adam Sodowick, president, NYSE Governance Services. “Proactively addressing these issues within the context of a larger governance and compliance framework, is imperative to ensure proper internal risk controls are in place to mitigate loss while fulfilling fiduciary responsibility.”

Featured Speakers

  • Sandy Carielli, Security Product Management Leader

  • Rick Cleary, COO, CYS Investments

  • Roland Cloutier, VP/CSO, ADP

  • James B. Comey, Director, FBI

  • Nicole Eagan, CEO, Darktrace

  • Lance Hayden, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

  • Catherine Mulligan, SVP, Specialty Products

  • Admiral Michael S. Rogers, US Navy, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service

  • Mary Beth Vitale, Chair of Nominating/Governance Committee, CoBiz Financial

In addition to high-profile keynote speakers, participants can also participate in a mock cyber breach exercise to measure the organization’s preparedness for a cyber attack. All Cyber Risk Board Forum attendees will be invited to an evening of cocktails, networking and dinner at the invitation-only RSA President’s dinner. Attendees will also receive a complimentary, one-day pass to attend the RSA® Conference sessions on March 1. Learn more about the Cyber Risk Board Forum and register online at

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference is the premiere series of global events where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region, or the Asia-Pacific region, RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best. It is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security today. For information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry visit

About NYSE Governance Services

NYSE Governance Services is the leading governance, compliance and education solutions provider for companies and their boards of directors. Through a complete set of technology-enabled and data-driven solutions designed to address compliance, accountability and risk management, NYSE Governance Services helps companies comprehensively build a culture of integrity from employee to board level.




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