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Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks by The Seattle CFO Leadership Council

Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks hosted by The Seattle CFO Leadership Council Thursday, November 21st, 2019 Networking & Breakfast 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM | Program 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

When: Thursday November 21st, 2019
7:30-9:15 AM
Where: Stoel Rives LLP
600 University Street
Suite 3600
Seattle, WA  98101
United States
Contact: Yuliya Popova
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Program Description

As cyber threats become more sophisticated and frequent, do you know what your organization should be doing to mitigate and manage risk? Gaps in cybersecurity can leave your company vulnerable to threats that cause adverse effects on profits, public confidence, stock markets, economic/service sectors, and other critical infrastructures.


So how can CFOs contend?


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.


After attending the program, participants will learn:

  • The preparation, policies and procedures you can put into place today to improve your security posture

  • How to build incident response plans

  • Value in leading preparatory and consistent discussions with your management teams

  • Technologies to consider that reflect your company type, size, and industry

  • Future exposure threats to consider


Our Speakers

Kevin Brennan, Special Agent, FBI

FBI Special Agent Kevin Brennan is currently assigned to the Seattle Field Office to investigate computer intrusions. He is also an FBI cyber instructor, teaching about cybercrime investigations to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the FBI in 2006, he worked for IBM Global Services.

Jon P. Washburn, CISO, Stoel Rives LLP

As Chief Information Security Officer, Jon manages the firm’s information governance and security programs in alignment with established national and international standards and the firm’s strategic plan. A resource for the firm’s Privacy & Data Security practice, Jon draws on his more than 20 years of IT, information security and information governance experience to assist the team with performing risk assessments, evaluating information systems architecture and security controls, and identifying information governance process improvements that may reduce the likelihood of a data breach. Jon also serves on the Executive Committee of the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO.)

Mr. Jim Laing, CPA, MBA – Regional Controller, LDX Solutions

Mr. Laing is currently the Regional Controller at LDX Solutions, a PE backed engineering and design company specializing in pollution control systems. Mr. Laing is an experienced senior finance, accounting and operations executive with over 25 years worth of experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries, over 18 of those years as the top financial executive (Controller / Director of Finance).  He has specialized in small to medium sized companies ranging from $5M - $125M in revenues annually. Prior to starting at LDX solutions Mr. Laing was the Director of Finance & Accounting at Vioguard Inc., a VC backed medical device start-up company and prior that he spent 31 years working for various companies in Canada.

Joseph Hagar, CFO, McKinstry

Joseph delivers financial leadership and oversight for McKinstry as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. He leads the company’s overall finances and accounting, ensuring that its growth is financially supported while also driving efficiency, handling risk management and keeping an eye on the company’s financial governance. He also serves as a trustee of the McKinstry Foundation. 

Before joining McKinstry in 2002, Joseph held multiple financial leadership positions in construction, apparel and the high-tech industry. He started his career at Deloitte, supporting clients in audit, tax and management consulting.  Joseph currently serves on the board of directors for Builtspace Technologies and PATH Finance Committee and is active with the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as Board President for the Seattle Children’s Museum and Board Technology Chair for Puget Sound Construction Financial Management Association.  

In addition to his board work, Joseph volunteers with Seattle University’s Albers School of Business working with accounting students. He also coaches youth baseball, soccer and basketball. Joseph earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Seattle University and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.  

Moderator: Cam Schilling, Client Executive and VP, USI Insurance 

Cam is a Client Executive and Vice President at USI Insurance Services in Seattle. Cam works with middle market companies to help them understand their operational exposures and manage risk at the lowest net cost.

In addition to managing his own book of business, Cam acts as a resource for USI Seattle in the areas of Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, and Cyber Liability. Given his unique underwriting background in these lines of coverage, Cam provides thought leadership and market intel for his colleagues.

Previously, Cam was a Management and Professional Liability Underwriter for AIG, the largest U.S. writer of these lines. He managed AIG’s private and non-profit D&O book for the Northwest. In addition to D&O, Cam also was responsible for underwriting cyber liability risks. As a result, Cam brings years of experience in Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, and Cyber Liability coverage lines to his clients.

CPE Information

- Instructional method: Group-Live
- Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 in Information Technology
- Experience Level: Basic
- Prerequisites/advance preparation:

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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 at a one-time cost of $60.

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 Yuliya Popova, Pacific Northwest Regional Director, at

Cancellation Policy

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

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