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4/13/17 San Antonio | Cybersecurity Oversight

April 13, 2017
San Antonio, TX

Member Price: Complimentary
Non-Member Price: $75



The threat of a cyber-attack affects every company every day. Whether it’s due to worker negligence, insider misuse events, privilege abuse or outside hackers seeking your assets, cyber-attacks are skyrocketing internally and externally. A combination of best practices, attention to the regulatory landscape and effective oversight of each can reduce the liability associated with a breach. Attendees joined us as we explored new trends in cyber governance and risk management, and get ahead of the next incident.

On April 13th, we discussed what leading organizations are doing to safeguard their enterprise and cyber assets in this critical business risk area that every company faces. By attending this program, Attendees: 

  • Gained knowledge about the types of cyber-risk and business implications that can affect any company, regardless of size or industry. 
  • Reviewed key practices from the recently released NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Director’s Handbook (you will also receive a complimentary copy, a $25-value for members and a $50-value for non-members). 
  • Learned how market leaders are working to safeguard their assets and the role of their executive team and Board. 
  • Received actionable steps you can implement immediately to improve your current practices, both personally and professionally. 
  • Understand how you are pacing with the rapidly-evolving progression of cybersecurity oversight.

Our esteemed and highly-experienced speaker panel consisted of Suzanne Vautrinot, Director, Wells Fargo and Symantec Corp., Brian Kelly, Chief Security Officer for Rackspace and Charlie Leonard, Chief Operating Officer for Cybernance explored the latest and best practices to help you navigate the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity and risk. Moderated by Sharon O’Malley Burg, Honorary Commander of 24th Air Force Cyber Command, this program provided new insight and actionable takeaways.

Location and Time


Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

7:00am   Check-in and Networking Breakfast

7:30am   Roundtable Discussions

7:45am   Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

9:15am   Closing and final networking


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Speaker Spotlight


Sharon OMalley Burg, Moderator

Chief Executive Officer, O’Malley Burg Consulting
Board of Advisors, Infrastructure Resources, Inc.

Ms. O’Malley Burg is CEO of O’Malley Burg Consulting, a technology and government strategy consulting firm located in San Antonio Texas. She previously led sales and marketing for EDS’ Government Services Group; AMS’ Civilian Federal Group and as a Vice President of Perot Systems Sales Leadership. In addition, she supported Perot Ventures in technology based investments.

Sharon serves on the Board of Advisors for Infrastructure Resources, Inc. She was honored by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2015 as a Woman Business Leader of the Year for her community involvement and impact, focusing on businesses that raise San Antonio's profile. In 2013 she was named the Small Business Person of the Year by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Alamo Chapter. She is an Honorary Commander of 24th Air Force, the Air Force Cyber Command. In 2015 she chaired the SA to DC cybersecurity issue team, representing the San Antonio Greater Chamber to meet with Congressional leaders from Texas promoting San Antonio as a cyber security national asset. She is active in the Tri-Cities National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is a member of the Masters Leadership Program Alumni Association, the Air Force Association; “Women of FIRST” Robotics; and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. She previously served on the Board of Directors of Impact San Antonio and on the Board of Trustees for Palmer Drug Abuse Program, chairing the Marketing Committee which led to the renaming of the organization to Rise Recovery and on the Advisory Board of Inno Tech, chairing the Women in Technology track.

Brian Kelly

Chief Security Officer, Rackspace

As the Chief Security Officer of Rackspace, Brian Kelly is responsible for the safety and security of Rackers, facilities, infrastructure and data/information. Our customers all over the globe trust us to provide and maintain mission critical compute, network and storage workloads.

Brian joined Rackspace in October 2014 after three decades of leadership experience in security, special operations and intelligence with the U.S. government, Department of Defense, and private sector. He led the Giuliani Advanced Security Center in New York and recently served as executive director of IT risk transformation for Ernst and Young.

A native Bostonian who has kept his accent, Brian graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a degree in management and lettered in three varsity sports: hockey, lacrosse, and boxing. He later earned an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a MS from the Air Force Institute of Technology.

In the Air Force, Brian rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He led teams involved in satellite surveillance, cyber security, cyber warfare, and management of highly sensitive operations around the globe. He advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, and received a Department of Defense meritorious service medal. Brian was also selected for a prestigious Department of Defense fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Brian left the Air Force in 1995 and moved to San Antonio to lead business operations for Trident Data Systems providing industry leading security research and technology to the public and private sectors. He later served as a partner (select) at Deloitte and Touche, president of Newbrook Technologies, and CEO of iDefense, the first cyber threat intelligence provider for the private sector. In each role, he honed his skills in executive leadership, personnel, data and facility security, incident response, and forensic evidence collection. He has worked closely with senior executives for leading companies in global financial services, technology, health care, and manufacturing.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences on security, Brian is the author of “From Stone to Silicon: a Revolution in Information Technology and Implications for Military Command and Control.”

Brian and his wife, Cindy, have three daughters and love to hike, ski, and spend time outdoors.

Charlie Leonard

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Cybernance

Charlie Leonard is a cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of Cybernance. As a founder he led the design, development and launch of the Cybernance Platform. As COO he oversees teams responsible for product R&D, sales and customer operations. The Cybernance offering reflects his interests and research into cybersecurity, risk management, insurance, finance, economics, public policy, data analytics, mathematics, and machine learning.

Prior to Cybernance he founded Scalar Security, a research and consulting firm focused on the economics of cybersecurity, risk and insurance. While pursuing his MBA at UT­ Austin, he authored several research papers on the financial impacts of cyber risk.

He also believes strongly in the essential importance of outdoor adventures - solo or with trusted companions (humans or dogs). He resides in Austin, Texas; and calls Charlottesville, Virginia his home. He is a frequent contributor to the Cybergovernance Journal.

Suzanne Zan Vautrinot

President, Kilovolt Consulting, Inc.
Major General, United States Air Force (Ret.) Director, Wells Fargo, Ecolab, Inc., Symantec Corporation, Parsons Corporation and the Battelle Memorial Institute

Ms. Vautrinot is currently President of Kilovolt Consulting, Inc., a cyber security strategy and technology consulting firm located in San Antonio, Texas. She retired from the United States Air Force in October 2013 after 31 years of distinguished service, including as Major General and Commander, 24th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber and Air Force Network Operations from April 2011 to October 2013 where she oversaw a multi-billion dollar cyber enterprise responsible for operating, extending, maintaining, and defending the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Ms. Vautrinot also served as Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command and Deputy Commander, Network Warfare, U.S. Strategic Command (June 2008 to December 2010), and Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service (July 2006 to June 2008). She has been awarded numerous medals and commendations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal and Distinguished Service Medal. Ms. Vautrinot is a member of the boards of directors of Wells Fargo, Ecolab, Inc., Symantec Corporation, Parsons Corporation and the Battelle Memorial Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in systems management from the University of Southern California, and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.



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