NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

11/05/15 | Houston | They're Coming For You!

November 5, 2015
Houston, TX



Whether the threat is Russian, Chinese, N. Vietnamese or an employee, hacking into your company’s database it is serious business, just ask Sony, Target and the U.S. Government. Directors joined us for a lively discussion with experts on cybersecurity. How do you identify links between cyber issues, business strategy and enterprise-wide risks?  What’s the impact on your company’s business, reputation, employee morale and liability and how has this changed boardroom agendas, responsibilities and obligations of directors, company processes and board-management interactions?


  Chapter Program Presentation
  Speaker Key Takeaways
  Cyber Security and Changing Board Oversight - Russell Reynolds
  RAND Defenders Dilemma 2015
  Getting to the Truth - BlackOps Director to Director Paper

Location and Time


Houstonian Hotel and Spa
111 N Post Oak
Houston, TX, USA 77024

7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast / Roundtable Introductions and Topic Discussion
7:50 am Program Presentation Begins
8:30 am Audience Q&A
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation

9:15 am Final Networking

Speaker Spotlight


Major General Suzanne Vautrinot

Maj. Gen. Suzanne “Zan” Vautrinot - MODERATOR
President, Kilovolt Consulting, Inc. Major General, United States Air Force (Ret.) Director, Wells Fargo, Symantec Corporation, ECOLAB Inc., Parsons Corporation

Suzanne “Zan” Vautrinot is President of Kilovolt Consulting Inc. and a retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force, with three decades of experience in space and cyber operations. She retired as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber Command where she oversaw a multi-billion dollar cyber enterprise; leading a workforce of 14,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel, while supporting 850,000 customers and conducting cyber operations worldwide. Zan previously served as Deputy Commander for the nation’s Network Warfare Command and was instrumental in the establishment and early operation of US Cyber Command. She is universally respected as a motivational leader and change agent. As a cyber subject matter expert, she addresses technical, business and university forums, guides key task forces, and has testified before Congress. She currently advises industry, academia as well as government agencies and laboratories on Cybersecurity strategy, technology innovation and workforce development.

Zan presently serves on the Boards of Directors for Wells Fargo, Symantec Corporation, ECOLAB Inc., and Parsons Corporation. She is also an advisor to the Air Force Doctrine Advisory Group, America300, the University of Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Uniformed Services Benefit Association.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California. She also graduated from the Air Command and Staff College and Air War College, and was a National Security Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Kevin Mandia

President, FireEye

Kevin Mandia is the President of FireEye, a global cyber security company that protects organizations from cyber attacks. FireEye’s customers include over 200 of the Fortune 500 and major government organizations around the world. As President, Kevin helps organizations prepare for and respond to cyber attacks. His experience gained serving on the front lines of major cyber security incidents is routinely requested by corporate directors, executives, and government officials who face serious cyber security challenges.

Prior to serving as FireEye’s President, Kevin founded Mandiant Corporation and served as CEO for 10 years. As CEO, Kevin grew a profitable, self-funded organization to approximately 500 employees and over $100M in revenue. FireEye acquired Mandiant for approximately $1 billion.

Kevin began his career in the United States Air Force. He served as a computer security officer in the 7th Communications Group at the Pentagon, and later as a special agent in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), where he worked as a cybercrime investigator.

In the private sector, Kevin served as a director in the security consulting divisions of Sytex (Lockheed Martin) and Foundstone (McAfee). In these roles, he helped organizations address information security challenges including incident response, computer forensics, law enforcement support, counterintelligence and litigation support.

Kevin has co-authored two books on responding to security breaches, Incident Response: Performing Computer Forensics (McGraw-Hill, 2003) and Incident Response: Investigating Computer Crime (McGraw-Hill, 2001). He provides regular commentary and analysis on cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including NBC News, CBS, NPR, Fox News, CNN the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has been profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine. He has testified as an expert in U.S. federal court, and has also provided testimony in hearings before the U.S. House and Senate intelligence committees. In 2013, Kevin was recognized by Foreign Policy as a Leading Global Thinker.

Kevin has taught advanced graduate classes on cyber security at both the George Washington University and Carnegie Mellon University. He has also developed specialized cyber security curricula for organizations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Attorney’s Office, United States Secret Service, the United States Air Force and other U.S. government agencies.

Kevin holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Lafayette College and a master of science degree in forensic science from the George Washington University. He completed the three-year Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program in February of 2013. In 2011, Mr. Mandia was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Greater Washington area.

Steve Rathgaber

CEO, Cardtronics

Steven Rathgaber joined Cardtronics as the Company's Chief Executive Officer on February 1, 2010. From January 1991 to January 2010, Mr. Rathgaber was employed by NYCE Payments Network, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Immediately prior to joining Cardtronics, Mr. Rathgaber served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NYCE, a role he assumed in September 2004.

From April 1989 to January 1991, Mr. Rathgaber served as a founding partner of Veritas Venture, a start-up software development company. From May 1981 to March 1989, he served in a number of executive-level roles within Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and from January 1977 to April 1981, he held numerous positions within the Citibank organization. Mr. Rathgaber also served on the board of Everlink Payment Services, a joint venture between the United States-based NYCE Payments Network and Celero, a Canadian credit union processing company, from the company's inception in September 2003 until December 2009, serving as Chairman of the Everlink board from June 2004 until May 2006.

Mr. Rathgaber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John's University.



2 NACD skill-specific credits

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