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Mitigating Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Your Supply Chain

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 66 minutes
Recorded Date: December 04, 2017
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Areas to Consider
  • Creating an Effective Vendor Management Program
  • Internal Measures
  • People
  • Process Technology
  • Questions and Answers
Runtime: 1 hour and 6 minutes
Recorded: December 4, 2017


Companies are improving their supply chain through the use of interconnected technologies, but with increased interconnectivity comes increased cyber risk. This panel will highlight the importance of specific checklist items to consider and address for secure interconnected relationships, including:
  • Vendor access to a company's internal system
  • Network Segmentation
  • Vendor selection, guidelines, standards, and controls, including required reporting and validation of performance
  • Password and monitoring safeguards, policies and practices
  • Insider threat training, both intentional and unintentional
  • Audit programs to monitor security protocols within the company and at supply chain vendor
This program was recorded on December 4th, 2017 as part of ALM's CyberSecure.

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Nicole Eagan


As Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace, Nicole Eagan has positioned the company as an international leader in cyber defense. Nicole was named ‘Woman of the Year’ at the 2016 Cyber Security Awards for successfully introducing disruptive machine learning technology to the global market. Her extensive career as a technology executive includes over 25 years of commercial and marketing experience. An expert in developing and executing strategies for high-growth businesses, Nicole helped Darktrace secure $75 million in Series D funding from Insight Venture Partners, KKR, and Summit Partners and led the company to $230 million in contract value.

Under her leadership, Darktrace’s innovative approach to cyber security has won over 80 awards, including World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and Cambridge, England and now has more than 600 employees working across 24 countries.

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Buck De Wolf

Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel & General Counsel
GE Global Research

Buckmaster (Buck) de Wolf is Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for GE and General Counsel of GE Global Research based in Niskayuna, New York.

Prior to this role, Buck was Senior Counsel Litigation & Legal Policy for GE with responsibility for overseeing Intellectual Property Litigation for the company.

Prior to joining GE, Buck was a partner in the San Francisco Office of Howrey.

Buck attended Boston College Law School, Middlebury College and The London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Holly Brady

Senior Counsel
Altria Client Services

Holly Brady is Senior Counsel at Altria Client Services in the Governance, Compliance and Employment practice group. Her primary focus is privacy and cybersecurity, counseling the company on risk management, legal compliance, and incident preparedness.

Prior to joining Altria’s Law Department, Holly was part of the Global Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy practice group at Hunton & Williams LLP. Holly also serves as adjunct professor of Cybersecurity Law at William & Mary School of Law.

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Ryan Lobato

Corporate Counsel

Ryan Lobato currently serves as counsel in ExxonMobil Global Services Company’s IT Law group, supporting ExxonMobil’s Cyber Security and IT procurement functions. Ryan joined ExxonMobil in 2014 as intellectual property counsel, supporting various upstream research groups, including teams responsible for power generation, gas processing, and computational sciences. Ryan is a frequent panelist and speaker on cybersecurity matters, including at the CAII Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Before joining ExxonMobil, Ryan was an attorney in McAfee & Taft’s Oklahoma City office and at Conley Rose’s office in Dallas. At both firms, Ryan’s practice focused on intellectual property and technology law.

Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Ryan studied nuclear engineering in Charleston, South Carolina before serving as a naval officer onboard the nuclear fast attack submarine U.S.S. Pasadena (SSN-752) based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ryan earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and remains an ardent fan of the Fightin’ Irish.

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