NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Cyber Security: Tales from the Breach

March 10, 2016
Chicago, IL



Cybersecurity seems to be on every agenda from conferences to media reports to boardrooms.  What new ground can we at NACD Chicago cover to help Directors as we continue to learn and protect our companies?  This Program will focus on lessons learned through insider views of some of the largest security breaches in recent history and the Panel's perspectives watching these events unfold.  We have assembled a seasoned panel of experts who have actual experience working with and advising a wide variety of companies in this arena, and know the pressures that arise on management and in the boardroom.  These breaches rarely have simple solutions, and as fiduciary stewards, Directors need to prepare for and have priorities set in advance of a potential breach.  We will not have the luxury of time in the heat of the moment.  Join us for lively discussion at our extended session on this important topic, then stay for a networking reception with the panel. 


  NACD Cyber Summit
  Board Preparedness
  March 10th Event Summary

Location and Time


155 N. Wacker Conference Center
Located on Second Floor in Mercer's Building
Chicago, IL 60606

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Registration

3:15 - 5:15 p.m. Program

5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

Speaker Spotlight


Kevin R. Elliott

Panelist Mr. Elliott is a Senior VP for Hill Knowlton Strategies, a global strategic communications planning corporation where he directs strategy, planning and management of programs for a variety of clients. A substantial portion of Kevin’s practice is dedicated to working with companies facing risk and crises, managing issues and reputation. His clients are companies and executives facing a range of business challenges and high profile issues. He counsels and prepares senior executives for high value interaction with the public, regulators and other stakeholders, as well as leadership visibility and top down integration with external communication and employee communication programs. Kevin is the director of the firm’s risk and crisis communication practice; he is part of the energy services specialty group and he is the director of the firm’s labor relations communication group. Kevin served as public affairs manager and spokesman for a multinational energy company and in that capacity, he developed and implemented strategic programs in response to specific threats and crises as well as general programs focused on labor relations and issues management.

Shawn Henry

Panelist Mr. Henry is the president and CSO of CrowdStrike Services a cyber intrusion service company that investigates and mitigates targeted attacks on computer networks. He retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director in 2012, overseeing all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and the FBI's critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. Shawn is credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyberexperts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia. He has appeared on “60 Minutes,” “CBS Evening News,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “Dateline,” “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and C-SPAN. He has been interviewed by Forbes, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and USA Today.  

Frank Modruson

Panelist Mr. Modruson served as the CIO of Accenture from 2003 to 2014. Also, during his 26 years with Accenture, he was a technology leadership partner and client partner. Frank currently serves on the board of Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) and Forsythe Technologies (private ESOP.) He currently chairs the IT Committee at Zebra Technologies and co-­chairs the Technology Committee at Forsythe. Previously, he served on the board of Taleris (a joint venture between Accenture and GE Aviation.). Frank also advises some of the world’s largest companies on Information Technology strategy and transformation. Frank is a board member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, and The Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company (where is also a volunteer firefighter). Mr. Modruson has a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College and an MS in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.

Cameron Kerry

Moderator Mr. Kerry is the former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce and has played a leadership role in addressing many of the biggest challenges facing business today, including consumer privacy issues and the flow of information and technology across international borders. Currently,Cam is Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin. His broad practice operates at the intersection of law, technology, and public policy and is informed by his years of government service and over three decades in private practice. Cam joins his wealth of experience in the highest levels of government with the global and inter-disciplinary resources of Sidley’s highly regarded Privacy, Data Security and Information Law team.



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