Major, Lindsey & Africa, Weaver and Dykema invite all InfraGard members to a cybersecurity panel discussion and luncheon on Feb 25th. Details below:

Protect and Defend: Why Cybersecurity Matters and What You Can Do to Protect Your Organization and Board from Data Breach Risk

With cyber threats being called “one of the most serious economic and national security challenges” facing corporate America, GCs across the nation at businesses large and small find themselves on the front lines helping to ensure that companies’ most important business assets remain secure and their risks legal and otherwise kept at a minimum.

Join us as Major, Lindsey & Africa, Weaver and Dykema present a discussion of cybersecurity risks, specifically designed for GCs. The event is CLE- accredited and will feature a blue-ribbon panel addressing important and timely topics, such as:

  •  Why cybersecurity isn’t just an IT problem
  •  The legal implications of President Obama’s cybersecurity executive order on the private sector and critical infrastructure entities
  •  A look ahead to potential future legislative and compliance obligations
  •  What corporate board members want and need to know to protect companies from theft of intellectual property, consumer data and critical assets
  •  Whether and what public companies need to disclose to the SEC about cybersecurity risk in the Form 10-K
  •  Practical advice to identify, assess and respond to cybersecurity risks and attacks

Panel Discussion

  •  John Buchanan, General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  •  Richard Cenkus, North America General Counsel, Cushman & Wakefield
  •  Dr. Frederick Chang, Director, Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security; Bobby B. Lyle Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security; Professor in

Computer Science and Engineering Dept., SMU Lyle School of Engineering
Candy Heath, Lead Cyber Attorney, Economic Crimes, United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division

The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Feld, a member of Dykema’s White Collar and Cybersecurity Practices, with introductory remarks from Bill Finkelstein, head of Dykema’s Dallas office.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

12:00 pm 12:30 pm Lunch and Networking 12:30 pm 1:30 pm Presentation

Dykema’s Dallas Office

Comerica Bank Tower, Suite 4200 1717 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Please RSVP by February 18, 2015 to Beth Massing, bmassing@dykema.com

Accredited for CLE in Texas, Illinois and California. Assistance with other jurisdictions provided.



InfraGard – North Texas Chapter Events

InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide variety of our members. At its most basic level, InfaGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an alliance of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

The North Texas InfraGard Members Alliance is committed to protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure primarily owned and operated by the private sector. Some of these private sectors, defined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), include agriculture, banking and finance, chemical, computer security, emergency services, energy, food, postal and shipping, national defense, public health, transportation, telecommunications, and water supply. Through experiences such as 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina we have discovered the unique and dependent nature of these sectors for security and survival and have come to learn that the overall wellbeing of our community is dependent on these sector’s collaborative crisis capabilities. Therefore, InfraGard creates a trusted public and private sector Partnership in Protection to enhance ongoing collaboration, shared awareness of trends and threats, and cooperation with investigation and law enforcement agencies, including the FBI.

The North Texas InfraGard Partnership in Protection Philosophy works through:

Mission Fulfillment – InfraGard provides for an operational Alliance that fulfills its strategic and planning objectives as well as its operational cooperation goals through innovative member programs and relevant, timely and actionable information sharing.

If you have any questions regarding our scheduled events or the organization, please contact our chapter President, Mr. Darrell Fant (info@NTInfragard.org) or our FBI InfraGard Coordinator, Lydia Maese (InfragardCoordinator@ntinfragard.org)