Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 03, 2020
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Over the years, cyber incidents have become more and more rampant. Companies encounter various risks and challenges daily, that avoiding such attacks does not anymore suffice as a countermeasure. Companies must, therefore, develop a comprehensive cyber incident response and recovery plan that will efficiently protect them from risks, costs, and damages.

In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with a detailed course of action to be taken when preparing, responding and recovering from a cyber incident. Speakers will present tools and techniques in dealing with these kinds of attacks, as well as a helpful outlook based on current trends.

Key topics include:

  • Cyber Incident – Response and Recovery Plans
  • Cyber Incident Management
  • Risks and Challenges
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE); Group-Internet Based



General knowledge of cybersecurity


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit

Areas of Professional Practice


NASBA Field of Study:

Information Technology – Technical


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

1.5 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)

Speaker Panel:

James Arnold , Principal, Cyber Security Services

Jim is a principal in KPMG LLP’s Cyber Services group and helps lead KPMG’s Cyber Response practice and the Cyber Insurance Channel. Jim has over 30 years of practical business and legal experience, including over 20 years of private practice, in-house legal, forensic, and cyber consulting experience.

Jim has in-depth experience providing and/or supporting:

  • Reactive assistance leading global cyber breach investigations including ransomware, business email compromise, intellectual property theft and other date exfiltration matters.
  • Coordinating cyber breach investigations with clients, cyber insurance carriers, breach coaches and PR firms.
  • Proactive assessment, design, and implementation of cyber due diligence activities and data privacy, data identification, and remediation programs and controls.
  • Project management of cyber response investigation, cyber due diligence, computer forensic, neutral and expert witness, data privacy, data identification and remediation, and eDiscovery matters.

Carolyn Purwin Ryan , Partner
Cipriani & Werner

Carolyn Ryan is the co-chair of the Cybersecurity, Information Privacy and Data Security Team. Clients in the healthcare sector and other industries have become concerned about cybersecurity and privacy issues, breach preparedness and response. Ms. Ryan counsels clients on development of risk assessment policies, vendor agreement analysis and implementation of data privacy practices. She also aids clients in incident response planning, including table top exercises, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators on both the state and federal levels, and represents clients in litigation focusing on data breaches and data security, information technology, technology failures, implementation of developed software, cloud computing related issues, and IT outsourcing agreements. Ms. Ryan is an active member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Kate Hanniford , Senior Associate
Alston & Bird LLP

Kate is a senior associate on Alston & Bird’s Technology & Privacy and Cybersecurity Preparedness & Response teams. She focuses her practice on cybersecurity and privacy compliance and enforcement. Kate has provided advice on a range of cybersecurity topics, including compliance with various cybersecurity standards, managing cyber risk at all levels of the enterprise, cybersecurity governance, and responding appropriately to security incidents. She also actively monitors cybersecurity-related legislative and regulatory developments at the state and federal levels to provide advice on potential impacts.



Cyber Incident Management

  • Basics of incident response
  • Core response team
  • Forensic considerations
  • Preservation of privilege

Key Risks and Challenges

  • Evolving threat landscape (e.g., ransomware)
  • Vendor breaches
  • Regulatory expectations
  • Other legal risk
    • Private suits
    • Contractual obligations
    • Third-party certifications

Practical Recommendations

  • Pre-Incident
    • Tabletop exercises
    • Risk assessments and data inventories
    • Regulatory gap assessment
  • During an Incident and Post-Incident
    • Periodic vulnerability and penetration testing
    • Remediation tracking
  • Cyber Insurance
    • Know your coverage
    • Notice requirements
    • Privilege considerations


Key Takeaways

Date & Time:

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Network Engineers and Managers
  • Cyber Security Professionals
  • IT VPs and Directors
  • Operations and Incident Response Teams
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James Arnold Principal, Cyber Security Services
Carolyn Purwin Ryan Partner
Cipriani & Werner
Kate Hanniford Senior Associate
Alston & Bird LLP



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