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CT: Evaluating and Managing the Ever-Changing Landscape of Technology Risks

  • November 18, 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Office Suites of Darien


  • Special price for members

Governments and businesses alike are constantly being “hacked” and invaded by malicious or mischievous IT intruders. Concurrently, computing models like the Cloud gain wider acceptance. As business leaders, we continually ask what is our best path forward? Are we safer or more at risk using the Cloud? What concerns should we have as we travel overseas, especially to certain countries? How do we comply with privacy regulations? Regardless of your company’s size, IT environment, or future plans, you will encounter, and must be prepared to manage, potentially debilitating technology risks. Come learn about these risks facing your company today and explore considerations and controls related to each.


7 - 7:30 - Mingling Reception

7:30 - 8:30 - Program 


  • T. Scott Cowperthwait – Partner, Shipman & Goodwin
  • Neal Maguire – Investigations Manager, Verizon RISK Team
  • Augusto Russell – Partner, May, Bonee & Walsh
  • Michael W. Wanik - Director, Corporate Security, United Therapeutics
  • Joe Tait (Moderator) - CIO, Lydall, Inc.


Scott Cowperthwait, Partner with the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, is a member of the firm's International Trade Compliance and Enforcement group and the Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense group. His practice focuses on representing clients on US and international trade compliance and enforcement, export controls and sanctions, and anti-boycott and anti-bribery matters. He has conducted internal investigations for corporations in a wide variety of industries, and represents private and public sector entities concerning cybersecurity, infrastructure protection, and homeland security issues.

Neal Maguire, Investigations Manager for the Verizon RISK Team, is responsible for managing the conduct of computer forensic investigations, analysis, data recovery, case-load intelligence and IT investigative work, as well as providing advisory consulting services to client senior management and the C-suite. He is an expert in the field of Payment Card Industry Risk Management with over 18 years of direct experience. Neal is also an active public speaker on topics ranging from high-level best practices to C-suite executive briefings. 

Augusto Russell, Partner with the independent insurance agency May, Bonee & Walsh for the past ten years, is a Certified Insurance Counselor with over 28 years experience in the insurance industry.  He has developed exclusive insurance programs for a wide variety of for- and non-profit organizations, and works with clients ranging from startups to nationally-recognized companies.  

Michael Wanik, Director of Corporate Security for United Therapeutics, is a holistic security executive who identifies and addresses common and unique risks for business in the global environment.  He is board certified in both security management and business continuity planning. Michael previously acted as the Director of International Security for a Fortune 21 company for fourteen years, and is currently the Director of Corporate Security for a Forbes 100 (Fastest Growing Firms) company operating worldwide.

Joe Tait, CIO of Lydall, is a senior IT leader with 20+ years of leadership and IT management experience in diverse industries.  Joe actively supports the IT industry through his participation on numerous Society For Information Management committees, university technology advisory boards, and presenting at seminars on topics of current interest.  Prior to Lydall, Joe held senior IT roles at NMS Labs, Covance, Scunci International, Campbell Soup, and Nutri/System.


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