NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

The Board's Role in Cyber Risk Oversight

November 16, 2016
Denver, CO



Cybersecurity incidents are occurring with increasing frequency and impact, and as a result, cyber risk must be a point of emphasis for the board of directors. To fulfill their duties, directors must ensure that effective cyber risk governance processes are in place, and that those processes gather and synthesize input from multiple vantage points, including operations, information technology, legal and internal audit.


Our diverse  panel of experts will debate and discuss  the cybersecurity threat landscape, trends in regulatory enforcement and director liability litigation, and cyber risk governance best practices.  The panel will also share stories and lessons learned from their professional experience and respective areas of expertise.

Location and Time


Denver Country Club
1700 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

5:30 PM Cocktails and Registration 
6:15 PM Dinnerand Program 
8:00 PM Program Concludes

Speaker Spotlight


Janet Cooper

Janet Cooper serves as a director of three public companies, The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) and Lennox International (NYSE:LII), and Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN). In 2014, the Denver Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors Colorado Chapter named Cooper Outstanding Private Company Director for her work as a Director for MWH Global. In addition, in 2015, Janet joined the Board of Trustees of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Janet served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Qwest Communications International Inc., Denver, Colorado and was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of McDATA Corporation. She also served in various senior level finance positions at US West Inc., including as Vice President, Finance and Controller and Vice President and Treasurer. Through her experience in various senior level financial positions, Ms. Cooper has developed a substantial financial and accounting background and expertise, which she contributes to her boards and audit committees. Ms. Cooper’s financial expertise and acumen in capital markets, audit, tax, accounting, treasury and risk-management matters assists her in providing oversight to management on these matters. Ms. Cooper’s senior leadership experience also enables her to provide strategic input to her boards, in addition to her financial expertise, discipline and oversight. Ms. Cooper received her MBA from Chicago Booth and holds a master’s degree in applied math from the University of Illinois. Her undergraduate degree was obtained in math and computer science from the University of Illinois.

Scott Lashway

Scott T. Lashway is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and a member of the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He is called upon by clients for representation and counseling on complex disputes, internal investigations and government enforcement matters, as well as to advise on critical legal and compliance risks. Mr. Lashway has a particular focus on the intersection of corporate data and legal risk, including significant experience representing clients in matters involving cybersecurity, data privacy and management, and allegations of misappropriation of intellectual property, trade secrets and proprietary business information, as well as in data-focused internal investigations and litigation. Mr. Lashway represents clients before various state and federal regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorneys general, the New York Department of Financial Services, and the Massachusetts Division of Securities. His clients are in an array of industries, including financial institutions, insurance companies, technology companies and life science companies, as well as their individual officers, directors and employees. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lashway served as senior in-house counsel and head of investigations for a Fortune 100 global financial services company, where he was responsible for representing and advising the company, its board and its executive management in the company's complex disputes and investigations. His in-house practice also involved counseling as to the company's significant legal, compliance and business risks, including cyber and privacy matters as well as data management. Mr. Lashway graduated from Boston College Law School.

Kathy Swain

Kathy Swain was named as the Vice President of Internal Audit at Horizon BCBS of New Jersey in January, 2016. From 2007-2015, Ms. Swain worked for Allstate Insurance Company as the SVP of Internal Audit. She joined Allstate in 2002 with responsibility for leading the Enterprise Applications group within Enterprise Technology. Prior to Allstate, she was downstream deputy director of assurance and head of internal audit for BP Amoco in London. Her career at BP and Amoco spanned 20 years and a variety of financial assignments. Through her experience leading an internal audit function, Ms. Swain has developed substantial governance, risk and control expertise in highly regulated businesses including serving as an advisor to both a publically traded and a non-profit board. These skills coupled with her broad experience in finance, accounting, project management and technology has put her in the center of both micro and macro level conversations on cyber risks and controls over the past decade. Ms. Swain received her bachelor's degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin and her master's degree from Loyola University in Chicago Illinois. Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant.

Larry Jones

Mr. Jones has served as Chairman of the Board of Coalfire since 2012 and became CEO in 2015. He has more than 25 years of experience building, operating and growing public and private companies in the business process outsourcing, marketing services, enterprise software, smart-grid, information and IT services industries. He has a proven track record as the CEO of six companies and has served as director of 13 private equity, public and VC-backed companies and executive chairman of two others. Prior to his leadership role with Coalfire, from 2007 to 2011, Mr. Jones was CEO of Denver-based StarTek, Inc. (NYSE: SRT), a provider of global outsourced call center and customer support services. He has also served as CEO of Activant Solutions, an enterprise software company; chairman of WebClients, an internet affiliate marketing firm; CEO of Interelate, Inc., a marketing services firm; CEO of MessageMedia (NASD: MESG), an email marketing services company; CEO of Neodata Services, Inc. a direct marketing services firm; and was founding CEO of GovPX, a provider of government securities data. Mr. Jones also was a senior vice president at Automatic Data Processing and held various positions at Wang Laboratories between 1977 and 1987.ӬӬ Mr. Jones currently also serves as a director of Diligent Corporation (NZX: DIL) and Essential Power, LLC. He is also active member and Fellow in the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Over the past 10 years, Mr. Jones has served as director of numerous public and private companies including Work Options Group, StarTek, Exabyte, Activant Solutions, Realm Solutions, SARCOM, WebClients, DIMAC and Fulcrum Analytics. Mr. Jones graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in computer sciences in 1975 and earned his MBA from Boston University in 1980.



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