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Translating Cyber Risk for Senior Executives

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Produced on December 15, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 31m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

One of the more challenging tasks for a Chief Information Officer or other IT leader charged with keeping senior executives apprised of cybersecurity and IT priorities is ensuring that senior executives understand the urgency and scope of the issues confronting the company. Very little causes more confusion and more stress than trying to effectively communicate these issues to a board or C-suite executives. Not only can there be a disconnect in depth of understanding, but issues of terminology and basic vocabulary can lead to problems.

This course, presented by Heidi Wachs, Vice President at Stroz Friedberg and David Saunders, Co-Chair of Jenner & Block's Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, will help counsel who advise senior executives, boards and IT leadership gain an understanding as to when and how to effectively communicate with corporate executives and board members about cybersecurity and IT risk.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appropriately report cybersecurity matters to management and the board
  2. Convey critical issues in reports to management and the board
  3. Review best practices for communicating cybersecurity concerns

Credit Information

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Heidi L. Wachs

Stroz Friedberg

Heidi L. Wachs, Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, helps clients prepare for and respond to data breach and cybersecurity incidents and develop and implement data privacy and information security programs. Ms. Wachs, whose experience includes serving as a technical analyst and Chief Privacy Officer for a major research university, frequently speaks and writes on data privacy, information security, information governance, and best practices for data privacy and breach response. Ms. Wachs earned her B.A. in Journalism from Lehigh University and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a certified information privacy professional, CIPP/US.

David P. Saunders

Jenner & Block

David Saunders (CIPP/US) is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice and its Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.  Through the lens of a litigator, Mr. Saunders helps clients navigate their risks in the data privacy and cybersecurity arenas.  Clients who are developing privacy programs, handling a data incident or facing regulatory investigations turn to Mr. Saunders for his experience as both a privacy professional and a litigator.  Whether they need proactive or reactive privacy and cybersecurity counseling, he collaborates to help them achieve their goals.

From Fortune 100 companies to small businesses, Mr. Saunders works as a trusted advisor to businesses, understanding and advising on their data practices so as to provide them with guidance on the myriad issues that may arise in today’s digital world.  He has experience conducting risk assessments, developing privacy programs, drafting privacy policies, performing due diligence for corporate transactions, negotiating vendor agreements and working with clients through data incident response.  Mr. Saunders regularly counsels on HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, CCPA, and state law privacy obligations.  He has litigated and helped resolve matters related to data privacy and cybersecurity issues including navigating potential and actual regulatory investigations.

Mr. Saunders maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented inmates in various actions in state and federal courts.

He is active in a number of community and professional associations including the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Professionals’ Council, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s Board of Governors and serves as the chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Privacy and Information Security Law Committee.  Mr. Saunders was a fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago class of 2018.


David M.

Great presenting duo!!

Mark K.

Really well done and organized

Ingrid S.

Quite engaging

Audrey C.

great course!

Jayne W.

Loved them! great information and really entertaining but conveyed the message. i would look for them again for any sessions.

Lisa L.

Very good program.

James H.

Excellent program. Also production had Good virtual backgrounds, which did not flicker around the speakers. Sorry about the dinosaur intrusion in the systems. Was just an aging lawyer thrashing through CLEs, probably. Check it on Monday, after New Years..., Phil.

Peter P.

Good course. Speakers interact with each other making it more interesting.

Judith T.

Good overview

Michael B.

very good

Larry S.

Well done.

Amanda N.

Speakers were engaging and offered practical advice

Leslie W.


Dave H.

Excellent presentation

Adam K.

Good course but wished it was more detailed.

Conway D.

Very informative and enlightened presentation by consummate professionals in the field!

Melissa L.

Engaging and fun

Matthew J. B.

One of the best Lawline programs I've attended yet!

Crystal T.

I was hoping this would have a little bit more of the "these are the key laws/regs" content, but the practical best practices (majority of the content) was still quite helpful.

Mary F.

Really well done. I work in Privacy policy for a government agency and this was spot on.

Geoffrey D.

Good tag team presenters!

Maria M.

Very knowledgeable and experienced presenters. Would love to hear their war stories!

Jennifer H.

Speakers are knowledgeable, engaging, and generally great presenters.

Nora C.

The presenters were great! Entertaining, helpful and organized.

Cynthia C.

Great team work on presenting! Very enjoyable!

Jared C.

Good actual practical advice - nice to have in a CLE!

Susan M.

Really informative and really fun - thank you both!

Karen T.

Speakers and content were superb.

Md Ehteshamul H.

Great chemistry between the two presenters.

Colleen G.

The presenters were great

Jessica B.

Good presentation with lots of specifics

Robert C.

informative and entertaining, thank you!!

Sarah B.

Good rapport between the presenters.

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