A company’s cybersecurity and data privacy compliance programs are only as good as their weakest links, which often are the company’s third-party vendors. In fact, some of the largest recent data breaches and privacy scandals have been caused by the failure to adequately manage and supervise third-parties that have access to sensitive company data and systems. This program, presented by Joseph Facciponti and Michelle Bradford of Murphy & McGonigle, P.C., will review the third-party threat landscape, the current state of the law in this area, and practical tips for managing and mitigating third-party risks.
Joseph Facciponti is a Partner in the New York office of Murphy & McGonigle PC whose practice focuses on cybersecurity, compliance counseling, and white collar matters. For nearly nine years, Mr. Facciponti was a prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he handled cases involving a wide-range of financial and computer crimes. In 2010, he received an FBI Director’s Award for outstanding cyber investigation, based on his work in investigating and disrupting a major international computer hacking ring that targeted financial institutions. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Facciponti held a supervisory position in the legal department of HSBC, where he led global internal investigations and advised HSBC regarding its financial crime compliance programs. Mr. Facciponti graduated, magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School and obtained a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University.
Michelle N. Bradford is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Murphy & McGonigle PC, where she advises companies on compliance and internal controls as well as in complex civil and criminal litigation and government investigations. Ms. Bradford served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia for over twelve years, where she prosecuted a wide-range of financial crimes and received multiple awards and recognitions for her cases. In particular, she worked closely with the newly-formed cybercrime section of the D.C. USAO to investigate and prosecute cybercrime cases. Ms. Bradford graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College.
Excellent presentation. Very informative.