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Cyber Security: What to do Before and After a Breach by The Houston CFO Leadership Council
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Cyber Security: What to do Before and After a Breach. hosted by The Houston CFO Leadership Council Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:30 am - 9:40 am 7:30 am - 9:40 am | 7:30 Networking and Breakfast | 8:00 - 9:15 Program | 9:15 - 9:40 Q&A 2 CPE Credits Available

When: October 17, 2019
7:30-9:40 AM
Where: RSM Offices
1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 2300
Houston, TX  77056
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen
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Parking: The parking garage is free parking, with visitor parking on the first floor…very convenient.

Program Description 

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

Join our panel of experts on Thursday, October 17th as they discuss current cyber security trends and share best practices on what to do before and after a breach.

Take away real-world examples and practical tips and learn how to decipher your areas of vulnerability and analyze your current plan to prepare for future threats. Do you review cyber risks on a regular basis? All CFOs should be having on-going discussions with their management teams.


Participants will learn:

  • Definition of cybersecurity and cybersecurity breaches
  • What are the misconceptions
  • Learn breach prevention and the business elements that heighten companies’ risk
  • Best Practices for addressing this risk and the impact if ignored or minimize
  • What you need to know about Cybersecurity Insurance




CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 2 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. Website:

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All current 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.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives cannot attend 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 Jeanene Golden, Southwest Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at or Mary Christensen, Southwest Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Jeanene Golden or Mary Christensen at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.


Speaker Info:
Becky Giot, CFO, Bracewell LLP

Becky Giot is the Chief Financial Officer of Bracewell LLP, a full-service law and government relations firm serving clients from ten offices worldwide.  In her role she is responsible for overseeing all financial and planning activities for the firm. Becky previously worked in the aviation and higher education sectors.  She was Director of Hub Finance and Administration for Continental Airlines, where she managed the accounting and administration of the airline’s ground operations at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

She also worked for several years with Houston Community College as Executive Director of Financial and Budgetary Control, where she managed the financial planning and risk management function for the college system and assisted the Chancellor’s team in the rollout of several strategic initiatives.

Becky has a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Studies and French from Rice University, and an MBA from Duke University.

Dave Upton, CIO Tri-Point Oil & Gas Production System

Dave Upton is the Chief Information Officer of Tri-Point. Dave is responsible for managing Tri-Point’s infrastructure and technology roadmap, business applications as well as IT security. Dave has a strong background in IT security, infrastructure and applications, having most recently worked at FloWorks International as the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure. Prior to FloWorks, Dave led the manufacturing and parts distribution IT organization at Gulf States Toyota and managed the global infrastructure team for The Friedkin Group. Dave has also held varying roles in software implementation, support and infrastructure at HCSS, and has held varying engineering and technical roles. Dave holds a BS from the University of Alberta and multiple IT certifications.

David Llorens, Director, Risk Consulting, RSM US LLP

David currently serves in RSM’s security and privacy risk practice. He is a technical lead with over 16 years of information security experience. David has performed numerous information security assessments and penetration tests across the energy, financial, retail, manufacturing and entertainment industries. He has also assisted clients for a number of years using his information security knowledge and experience by providing strategic short-, medium- and long-term recommendations to directors and C-level executives, while also providing tactical recommendations to specialists, to improve the security posture of organizations.

David Springer, Associate, Bracewell

David Springer serves as counsel to companies and financial institutions that are seeking resolution to their business disputes. He represents clients in diverse matters including securities litigation, class action lawsuits, complex commercial disputes, and government investigations.

Before joining Bracewell, David was a law clerk to Justice Jeff Brown of the Supreme Court of Texas. In law school, he was a member of the Texas Law Review editorial board. Prior to practicing law, David had a career in counterterrorism and intelligence, having served in various roles at the National Counterterrorism Center and the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington and abroad. Those roles included work on matters related to cyber security. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Defense Intelligence Agency Civilian Combat Service Award and the National Counterterrorism Center Director's Award for his outstanding performance while leading a counterterrorism planning effort.


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