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AccessIT Group 2019 Cybersecurity Symposium NYC, June 2019

Keynote: Cybersecurity 101, A Board Member’s Perspective

NACD Webcast, June 2019

How to Lock up a Cloud: Challenges in Changing Technology and CyberRisk

New York CIO Executive Summit: by CIOs, for CIOs, Jun 2019

Keynote Panel, A Board’s Eye View - Communicating the CIO Message Effectively

Financial Women’s Association, April 2019

Directors Reception

PWC Corporate Directors Exchange, Mega Changes – Shifting Agendas, Dec 2018

Boardroom View

PWC Financial Services Audit and Risk Committee Forum, Oct 2018

Going from Good to Great

BitSight Exchange, Oct 2018

Reporting to the Board

Alliance Bernstein Seminar, Sept 2018

Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation: What Really Matters

Center for Audit Quality, The Future of Corporate Reporting, July 2018

Cybersecurity Reporting: A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Risk Management Disclosure

The Future of Corporate Reporting, Driving Brand Value & Attracting Investors, July 2018

A Collaborative Approach to Cybersecurity Risk Management Disclosure

Federal Home Loan Banks Directors Conference, May 2018

Washington, DC

NACD Global Cyber Forum, Apr 2018

Geneva, Switzerland

National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, 2017

National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit, State of the Board on Cybersecurity, Oct 2017

The Conference Board Risk Management and Resilience Seminar, 2017

The Conference Board Risk Management and Resilience Seminar, Cyber Security and ERM, Jun 2017

National Association of Corporate Directors, 2017

National Association of Corporate Directors, NACD Advanced Director Professionalism Conference, Enterprise Risk Management Applied to Cyber Risk, Jun 2017

Federal Home Loan Banks 2016 Board Audit, Risk, and Governance Forum

A Discussion about Best Practices for Boards on Cybersecurity, Oct 2016

NYC Mayor's Office of Tech and Innovation and Warby Parker

HudsonHack hackathon, Panel of Judges, Jul 2015

Fordham University Executive MBA Program

Perspectives on a World Bank Group Information Management and Technology Strategy 2009-2012, May 2015

Thomson Reuters and Papilio Women's Network

Women on Boards, Nov 2014

Brown Advisory Flagship Conference NOW 2014

Thriving in Exponential Times: The Investment Impact of Technology, Resources, and the Quest for Peace and Prosperity, Apr 2014

CIO NY Summit

A Forum for Innovative IT Thought Leaders in New York, Master of Ceremonies, Apr 2014

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

A Seat at the World Bank, Apr 2013

Papilio Women's Network

How Emerging Technologies will affect You, Your Organization, and How we do Business across the World, Apr 2013

World Bank Research Board

Open Data and the World Bank, Keynote Speaker, Oct 2011

Wired Magazine and The Economist

NExTWORK Inaugural Conference On the Transformative Power of Networks, Market Forces: Can Technology Bring Free Enterprise to Everyone?, Jun 2011

World Bank Forum

Using ICT to enable transformation of service delivery and accountability, Mar 2011

 
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A Value-Based Approach to Cyber-Risk Oversight

Written by Nate Fick, James Lam, Shelley Leibowitz For NACD (the National Association of Corporate Directors) March 2018

 

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Thoughtful, bipartisan research and policy 
Center for a New American Security
www.cnas.org


Outstanding thought leadership in the cybersecurity world
Endgame Security Solutions
www.endgame.com/our-blog


Brilliant insights into workplace dynamics
Strategies that Work
www.gileshopkins.com

Recommended Reading

Blogs, articles, and research

Books

A wonderful book by Melinda Gates on the importance of empowering women in the developing world, starting with family planning. Melinda Gates’ kindness, humility, intellect, and generosity of sprit come through in the early and late chapters that highlight her own family and professional experiences.  
Melinda Gates
The Moment of Lift


A book everyone should read! A rigorously researched and thoughtfully presented economic history of the US. From the founding of the country and the roots of the Civil War to modern day capitalism and the rise of populism. A wonderful reminder of how the American pioneer spirit set the foundation for innovation and creative destruction. And how today’s dialogue is putting that spirit at risk. 
Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
Capitalism in America: A History


A series of very relatable vignettes about how people have used data and objective information to make better decisions, often contradicting their instincts. Stories of everything from the NBA to the military. 
Michael Lewis
The Undoing Project


AI in geopolitics and big picture implications in everything from international relations to healthcare. Extremely worthwhile if you have interest in AI, the global changes that may occur, and particularly China’s role. 
Kai-Fu Lee
AI Superpowers


One of the seminal works on cybersecurity. A must read. 
Richard Clarke 
Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It


Reads like a great cyber spy novel – but it’s true. A required read. 
Marc Goodman 
Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About It


Excellent insights into the policies and approaches among nations in a digital world. 
Adam Segal 
The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

An important work that explains in depth the role of autonomous weaponry in modern warfare. Instructive discussions of key topics in the application of AI in 21st century conflict: the difference between autonomous capabilities and freedom in decision making; manned and unmanned systems in military operations; lethal decision making in machine-to-machine combat; robots, drones, and autonomous tanks in battlefield operations; and rules of engagement and degree of autonomy from country to country.
Paul Scharre
Army of None


A well researched and clearly articulated account of Russian hacking around the 2016 election and why effective cyber policy is so difficult to develop.
David Sanger
The Perfect Weapon


Thoughtful and well researched …how nations and businesses are fighting for control of the internet. 
Scott Malcomson 
Splinternet How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web


Extremely well researched and thoughtfully written. Terrific insights into the very human decision making that led us into the Vietnam War. 
Gordon Goldstein 
Lessons in Disaster: McGeorge Bundy and the Path to War in Vietnam


Wonderful and balanced perspectives on the foreign policy machines in the Bush and Obama administrations. The good, the bad, and the unfortunate… 
David Rothkopf 
National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear


A brilliant read describing the incredible and unique high-tech ecosystem in Israel. 
Dan Senor and Saul Singer 
Start-Up Nation The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle


Thought provoking questions about the cognitive capabilities of man and machines.
Byron Reese
The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity


An incredibly interesting read about that tracks the strategic, and military, and geopolitical value of the seas.
Admiral James Stavridis
Sea Power