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NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Impacts of the Framework on businesses, insurers and governmental contractors

March 13, 2014
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10-11 am Pacific / 1-2 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Privacy attorneys, cybersecurity professionals, risk management team members, insurance agents/brokers, information security officers, IT leaders and C-Suite executives charged with analysis, evaluation and responsibility for security matters

Why You Should Call In

On February 12, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the long-awaited "final" version of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Included in the Framework are methodologies to protect individual privacy and civil liberties when crucial infrastructure organizations conduct cybersecurity activities. The Framework will be extremely influential for both public and private entities' information security processes. Given NIST's proclamation that for the near term it will be a "living document," changes and updates are expected in short order.

This highly anticipated release comes after a year of diligent and controversial work by NIST, driven by the White House's Executive Order 1363, which tasked NIST with developing a framework that focuses on using business drivers to guide cybersecurity activities and considering cybersecurity risks as part of the organization's risk management processes.

Our panel discusses this cutting-edge Framework with Christine Marciano, President of Cyber Data Risk Managers, exploring the tie-in and overlap of the Framework to existing cyber-risk insurance coverage (increasingly recommended by federal and state bodies), and Stephen Wu, partner in Silicon Valley law firm Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP, who will examine the Framework's real world impact, stated requirements and recommendations. Our panel, moderated by Richard Santalesa, member of the Sm@rtEdgeLaw Group, will also provide a contextual history of the Framework and where it fits into existing cybersecurity landscape. Save the date and join the discussion with this critical TeleBriefing!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

10:00 am

NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Introduction and overview

Richard Santalesa, Esq., Moderator. Member
Sm@rtEdge LLC / Fairfield, CT

Will the Framework become a standard used by insurers to help enhance the cyber insurance underwriting process and as a way to encourage adoption of the framework; how cyber insurance parallels several framework core functions

Christine Marciano, President
Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC / Princeton, NJ

What the Framework says and how to apply to businesses in the critical infrastructure community; security control objects and how to implement; impact on improving information security practices

Stephen S. Wu, Esq., Partner
Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP / Los Altos, CA

11:00 am

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



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Our Distinguished Panel

Richard Santalesa, member at Sm@rtEdge LLC, focuses on electronic commerce and internet issues, data security, software and content licensing, privacy and data security, BP/IT outsourcing, software and development transactions and other commercial arrangements involving intellectual property and technology-savvy companies. He also counsels clients on the creation and development of businesses and the global protection and exploitation of their intellectual property assets. Prior to founding the Sm@rtEdgeLaw Group, Mr. Santalesa was Senior Counsel at the InfoLawGroup, served as Outside Counsel to FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation, Valhalla, NY, and as Legal Counsel to Ipsos America, Inc., New York, NY, the American holding company for Ipsos S.A.,

Christine Marciano, President of Cyber Data Risk Managers LLC, an independent insurance agency, specializes in data privacy, cyber liability risk, D&O insurance and intellectual property protection. She focuses on helping businesses and organizations create a data breach response plan through utilization of a cyber security/data breach insurance policy. Previously Ms. Marciano held positions at CIBC Oppenheimer, Axa Advisors and Allstate Insurance Company.

Stephen S. Wu, partner at Cooke Kobrick & Wu LLP in Silicon Valley, advises clients on information governance policies and compliance in areas such as information security, privacy, records management, mobile device management, risk management, and establishing secure electronic commerce systems. In addition, his practice includes technology, IP, and business litigation. He helps clients negotiate information technology contracts and acts as outside general counsel for startup companies. Mr. Wu authored or co-wrote six books on information governance, including last year's A Legal Guide to Enterprise Mobile Device Management: Managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Employer-Issued Device Programs. Previously he was in-house attorney at VeriSign Inc., where he oversaw the company's worldwide security and legal policies and practices governing its digital certification information security services.