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Cyber Security: How to Stay Abreast of the Latest Threats by The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council

Cyber Security: How to Stay Abreast of the Latest Threats in Cyber Warfare hosted by: The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council Thursday June 6th, 2019

When: 6/6/2019
7:30 AM-9:30 AM
Where: Ballard Spahr
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner

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Program Description:



Cyber Security: How to stay abreast of the latest threats in cyber warfare


Cyber threats are more sophisticated and frequent, do you know what your organization should be doing to mitigate and manage risk?


Internet-based attacks on US corporations accomplish varied objectives, such as disrupting computer information networks; gaining unauthorized access to systems; realizing economic incentives by accessing sensitive financial information and payment systems; and stealing critical intellectual property.


These attacks are launched by individuals, organizations, and states. Cyber terrorism has an adverse effect on corporate profits, public confidence, stock markets, economic/service sectors, and other national critical infrastructures.


So how can CFOs contend with these threats? Join us for ‘Cyber Security: How to stay abreast of the latest threats in cyber warfare’ on Thursday, June 6th


Learning Objectives

  • The preparation, policies and procedures you can put into place today to improve your security posture
  • How to build incident response plans
  • Technologies to consider that reflect your company type, size and industry
  • Future exposure threats to consider



Breakfast and networking is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Our program will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.




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All CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free.


Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program for $60.00.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, Philadelphia Chapter at

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please email are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.

CPE Information

Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credits in Information Technology
Experience Level: Basic
Prerequisites/advance preparation: None


The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors,150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417.

About Our Speakers


Jeff Gardosh, Information Security Officer, Blackfynn


Jeff has over 10 years’ experience in building and running information security programs for organizations with strict regulatory requirements. Jeff has recently joined Blackfynn to refine and optimize their information security governance and provide subject matter expertise for the organization at large.


Prior to joining Blackfynn, Jeff ran an ISO27001 certified Information Security Management System (ISMS) and managed the SOC 2, HITRUST and HIPAA requirements for CloudMine.


Previously Jeff was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the City of Philadelphia managing all network and security engineering, operations and architecture. As CISO Jeff led compliance initiatives for the Healthcare (HIPAA), Public Safety (CJIS) and Finance (PUB 1075) offices of the City.


Jeff holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and received a BS in Information Systems from Drexel University and a MS in Information Security & Assurance from Carnegie Mellon University.


Keith Gilbertson, Account Executive, Management Liability Practice, J. Gallagher & Co.

Keith is an Account Executive in Arthur J. Gallagher’s Management Liability and Cyber practice, providing his knowledge and expertise to the team’s clients. Keith’s expertise is the result of more than twelve years of experience working with D&O, Professional Liability (E&O), Cyber Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability and Crime products. As a member of the team, Keith works with the various Insurance markets to provide tailored coverage best suited for the risk management needs of Gallagher’s clients. Additionally, Keith examines current and prospective client insurance contracts for gaps in coverage and executes solutions and enhancement opportunities.

Prior to re-joining Gallagher in March of 2016, Keith served as a placing broker for both Aon and Marsh focusing on a wide range of client types including Public, and Large Private and Not-For Profit across all industry segments. Preceding Keith’s experience as a Broker, he served as a Claims professional. Keith’s Claims experience was gained as a Claims Advocate in Aon’s Legal and Claims Practice as well as from working as a Claims Analyst for AIG’s Financial Lines Claims division. 

Keith received his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Advertising from York College of Pennsylvania in 2004. He is a licensed property and casualty insurance broker in all 50 States.

Rich Mahler, President & CEO, Revolutionary Security


Rich Mahler is President and Chief Executive Officer at Revolutionary Security LLC.


Prior to joining Revolutionary Security LLC, Rich spent over 20 years at Lockheed Martin and was the Director of Commercial Cyber Services. In this capacity Rich was the executive responsible for the delivery of cyber security solutions and services across all commercial industries. Rich also held other leadership positions at Lockheed Martin that involved working with commercial, federal, defense and local government organizations to plan, analyze, integrate and deliver complex systems, with practical experience in cyber security, software development, system architecture, business development, consulting and program management.


Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Villanova University and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and serves on the Industry Advisory Board for Villanova University’s Electrical & Computer Engineering department. He is a member of InfraGard, the FBI sponsored public-private consortium to defend critical infrastructure.


Phil Yannella, Partner, Ballard Spahr

As Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Privacy and Data Security Group, and Practice Leader of the firm's E-Discovery and Data Management Group, Philip N. Yannella provides clients with 360-degree advice on the transfer, storage, and use of digital information.


Phil regularly advises clients on the Stored Communications Act (SCA), Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), EU-US Privacy Shield, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Defense of Trade Secrets Act, PCI-DSS, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulations, ISO 27001 compliance, HIPAA Security Rules, and FTC enforcement activity, as well as eDiscovery issues—leveraging his experience serving as National Discovery Counsel for more than two dozen companies in nationwide litigation. He harnesses his deep knowledge of privacy, data security, and information governance laws to help multinational companies develop global information governance programs to comply with overlapping, and sometimes conflicting, laws. Phil serves on the advisory board for the ACC Foundation's Cybersecurity Survey, the largest survey of in-house counsel on cybersecurity issues.


Phil has extensive experience in complex litigation and investigations involving digital evidence, particularly data breaches, class actions, and theft of trade secrets. He guides clients through data breaches, including identifying exposure, facilitating public notice under state and federal laws, coordinating forensic examinations, negotiating report resolution, and managing resolution. He frequently works with experts to investigate the usage, availability, and reliability of structured datasets in the context of class certification, damages models, proportionality, and spoliation motions.


Phil is a frequent commentator, presenter and author on legal issues related to data privacy, cybersecurity, eDiscovery and information governance. He received a 2017 Readers' Choice award from JD Supra for his writing on cybersecurity issues. He is the author of Pennsylvania eDiscovery (ALM Media). 



Professional Highlights


Professional Activities

The Sedona Conference Institute

Member, International Data Privacy, eDiscovery, and Cross-Border Data Transfer Issues Working Groups

Defense Research Institute




Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1997)

Member, Political and Civil Rights Law Review; Member, Temple Moot Court; Recipient, Trial Advocacy Program's Outstanding Advocate award

Temple University (B.A. 1991, summa cum laude)


New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

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