What PR Pros Need to Know to Prepare for a Cyberattack

Facebook, Marriott, Google+, Quora, T-Mobile, Uber, FIFA, British Airways and the National Republican Congressional Committee – all were victims of cyberattacks in the past year.

Will your company or client be next? Jennifer Rathburn says, “Get ready now.”

Rathburn is a co-founder of the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance and a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses her practice on counseling clients on data protection programs, data incident management, breach response and recovery, monetization of data, and other privacy and security issues.

She will provide an overview of the steps your organization should take to develop a cybersecurity program and prepare for a cyberattack at PRSA’s January 16 luncheon. She will discuss the state of the world, sources of risk, and common security myths as well as highlight developing a cybersecurity program, including discussing security incident response plans and the dark web. You will leave this session with an understanding of hot cyber topics and will gain useful tips to help assist in your PR breach response efforts.

About our speaker: Jennifer Rathburn is a co-founder of the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance and a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. She routinely helps clients prepare for and respond to data security incidents, which includes preparing incident response plans, advising on cybersecurity programs, handling the breach notification response process, and collaborating with IT, risk, forensic, dark web, communication/PR, and other data experts to provide a multi-disciplinary, practical approach to client issues.

Additionally, Rathburn guides clients in all aspects of preparing for and maintaining compliance with U.S. privacy and data security laws as well as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, including conducting readiness assessments; performing data mapping and inventory; reviewing and revising privacy, data security, and incident response policies and plans; updating customer- and employee-facing privacy and consent notices as well as third-party vendor templates and agreements; evaluating the appointment of a Data Protection Officer; and educating and training board members, staff, and other key stakeholders.

Rathburn holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential, a global gold standard and key industry benchmark accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

When: Jan. 16, 2019

Time: 11:30 am registration/networking 12-1:30 pm lunch and program

Where: Italian Community Center 631 E. Chicago Street (free parking in back


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