“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Cyberattacks continue to be an increasing threat in all sectors: public, private, and mission-driven nonprofits. The hyper-technical nature of this topic presents unique challenges for boards in general and audit, risk, and technology committees. As cybersecurity experts say, it is not a matter of “if” but “when” a business will be attacked, and hackers are becoming more sophisticated.
Join NACD Heartland to explore key issues critical to director-level oversight that go beyond the basics of assuring a cyber program exists. This program will help directors learn how to assess the cyber-readiness of the company and its leaders.
Venue: this event will be held at CBIZ MHM, 700 W 47th Street, Suite 1100, Kansas City, MO. Please allow a few extra minutes to check in with the receptionist on the 11th floor.
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking garage attached to the Unity Temple Center, located directly across the street from the CBIZ MHM building, on the south side of 47th Street.
Ms. Leibowitz is a prominent technology advisor, lecturer, thought leader, and board member. Founder of SL Advisory, she provides tailored advice and insights to senior executives and boards of directors in areas of technology strategy, digital transformation, IT portfolio and risk management, cybersecurity, performance metrics, and governance. Ms. Leibowitz serves on the Board of Directors of E*Trade and on the Board of MassMutual. In prior years, she served on the Board of Alliance Bernstein Holding LP and on the Board of Endgame, foremost provider of cybersecurity capabilities to the US intelligence and defense communities, acquired in 2019 by Elastic NV. Previously, Ms. Leibowitz held Chief Information Officer roles at top financial institutions, including the World Bank Group, Morgan Stanley, and Greenwich Capital Markets. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where her areas of focus are technology policy, internet governance, and cybersecurity, on the Advisory Board for the Center for Development Economics at Williams College, and on the CNAS Council. Ms. Leibowitz is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where she is a frequent speaker and has achieved the NACD CERT Cybersecurity Certificate.
Healthcare clients depend on Pete for his valued advice in health law, information management, privacy and security matters. He frequently counsels clients on contracting, research compliance, fraud and abuse, managed-care, medical staffing, Medicare/Medicaid, patient care, operational and transactional issues. He is fully immersed in the regulatory complexities surrounding the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. Pete also has experience in advising clients in areas such as the Sunshine Act, nursing licensing, pharmacy licensing, and 340B drug pricing program compliance.
In addition, Pete has advised a 10-hospital health system on general corporate and governance matters, financing, mergers and acquisitions, labor and employment, employee benefits, environmental issues, and litigation, counseled in health information data breaches involving thousands of patients’ medical records, and represented clients in Medicaid compliance and reimbursement disputes before state regulatory agencies.
Moderator; Partner, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton
Scott has over 25 years experience as a service provider and practitioner. He has held executive level positions in management consulting firms, finance organizations and internal audit departments.
He serves as a practice leader for Grant Thornton’s Advisory Risk services with a focus on IT Risk and cybersecurity. He is a Subject Matter Specialist in enterprise risk and compliance management, SOX readiness and compliance and internal audit process improvement.
Scott has led organizations as CFO including divisional CFO of a large multi-national entertainment company. He held several internal audit positions and was responsible for implementing the world-wide IT audit practice for a large multi-national company. As a service provider, he has served clients in highly regulated industries including Financial Services, Health Care and Utilities as well as clients in the telecommunications/entertainment industry.
Professional qualifications and memberships:Â Â
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)Â
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT))Â
Member, AICPA and ISACA
Scott earned his Masters of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Harding University.