Cybersecurity is at the forefront of every director’s mind, as greater pressure to oversee this rapidly changing set of risks has been added to the board’s responsibilities. Are you familiar with cybersecurity operations and how to assess the associated risks? How are cybersecurity practices defined in your organization, and how does this relate to the company’s value? Is the board familiar with the critical operations that could be impacted by a cyber incident, and to what extent should the board be involved with cyber-risk oversight?
Join the NACD Philadelphia Chapter to discuss risks to a company’s cybersecurity environment, key internal and external threats, and walk away with a list of cybersecurity and risk management initiatives that every director should consider.
As an engineer with years working in the heart of our government's national security apparatus, Jasmeet Kaur Ahuja brings both substantive and practical experience to her practice.
From tackling the tough questions that arise after a data security breach to advising companies on the development of secure mobile apps, Jasmeet focuses her practice on the emerging legal quandaries new technologies and technological systems pose. Jasmeet counsels clients facing cross-border investigations, multidistrict class action lawsuits, and litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Jasmeet served numerous arms of the U.S. government in developing defense and foreign relations policy. Early in her career, Jasmeet managed a national cybersecurity task force sponsored by DHS. As a Presidential Management Fellow in the Pentagon, she assisted in assessing DOD's capabilities in science and technology. Later, she served as the Director of South Asia at the State Department, where she managed the distribution of over US$300M in defense contracts. Most recently, Jasmeet served as the Professional Staff Member responsible for South Asia for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In this role, she drafted legislation that continues to define our relationship with Pakistan and facilitated passage of legislation granting congressional consent to civilian nuclear cooperation with India.
Beyond her practice with Hogan Lovells, Jasmeet remains active in South Asian affairs, the South Asian American community, and in moving the globe forward in cybersecurity. She recently served as a consultant to the Hewlett Foundation's cyber initiative, and is on the advisory boards of The Sikh Coalition and the Conference on Asian American Pacific Leadership.
James ("Jim") Goepel is CEO and General Counsel for Fathom Cyber LLC. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) and Legum Magister (LLM) from the Antonin Scalia Law School. Jim has extensive, practical experience in a wide range of technology, business, and legal fields. Early in his professional career, Jim worked as a systems administrator and cybersecurity lead for organizations in the Northern Virginia area, including the United States House of Representatives, where he was responsible for the maintenance and security of systems which processed critical and sensitive legislation. Jim drew upon this hands-on experience when he built his legal practice. He worked as outside counsel with one of the largest firms in the country for several years and advised senior executives in the data encryption, cybersecurity, computer networking and related fields. Jim transitioned to an in-house position with Unisys Corporation, where he worked on many of the company’s advanced cybersecurity, operating system and cloud computing projects, and advised the senior leadership on business, legal, and technology issues. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Jim worked with the executive leadership team to examine alternative approaches to several of the laboratory’s biggest problems, including fostering innovation and driving cultural change. Because of his unique combination of skills, Jim was invited to participate in the laboratory’s cybersecurity steering committee, and to work with the laboratory’s asymmetric warfare (offensive and defensive cybersecurity) research teams. More recently, Jim was a Member of the Board, General Counsel, and Chief Technology Officer for a cybersecurity tools vendor. He is now CEO and General Counsel for Fathom Cyber, a consulting company empowering officers and directors with the information they need to effectively govern cybersecurity and data privacy.
Sudhanshu currently serves as the VP of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Comcast, and is responsible for security policy management, third party risk assurance, security education and awareness, and IT security compliance. He has a strong background in security, compliance and internal audit. Prior to joining Comcast, Sudhanshu worked for Wyndham Worldwide where he held similar leadership roles. He has also worked for several other companies including IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Deloitte. Sudhanshu obtained his undergraduate and MBA degrees from Bucknell University and Northeastern University.
Darin is a Senior Vice-President and national E&O/Cyber Product Leader with Aon’s Professional Risk Solutions group, focusing on cyber insurance product innovation and the development of effective cyber risk transfer solutions for Aon clients. Darin serves as Chair the Professional Risk Solutions' Policy Committee, which is dedicated to reviewing and developing policy language with key insurance markets as cyber insurance coverage continues to evolve beyond privacy exposure and into operational. Darin works extensively with Aon clients in reviewing and tailoring policy language to ensure best in class coverage. Darin joined Aon in 2016 after serving as policyholder coverage counsel in the private practice of law since 1998. Prior to joining Aon, Darin was a shareholder with Anderson Kill, providing advice, counsel and representation to commercial clients on insurance coverage-related issues for both privately held and publicly traded. Darin also served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Cyber Insurance Recovery Group and was a frequent speaker on issues related to cyber insurance coverage. Darin also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William J. Nealon of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Darin’s expertise includes cyber insurance, errors & missions insurance, as well as analysis of the connectivity between cyber insurance and other lines including property insurance. Darin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors from The University of Pittsburgh and earned his Juris Doctorate Summa Cum Laude from Widener University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.