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Exposed, Targeted & Breached: Your Business Has Already Had A Cyber Attack (Grayslake, IL)
The Horton Group
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Most companies take over six months to detect data breaches.
It was recently reported that the average commercial business is faced with continuous attacks and most of those organizations are unaware a breach has occurred.
Businesses are facing ransoms, corporate take overs and their information being sold on the black market.

The best case scenario is that the cyber thieves simply hold the data for ransom – forcing the organization to pay top dollar to purchase it back. However, these thieves know that the data stored by commercial businesses, public entities and organizations is valuable – ranging from trade secrets to sensitive customer data. If accessed, this data can be sold on the black market for high prices. The threat of private and secure information being leaked for the world to access creates an entire new set of concerns for businesses.

Business owners of all sizes continue to function under the false belief that they are protected and their IT department is mitigating potential breaches. When in reality, they have already been breached.


How a data breach happens
Types of security that can be used to prevent them
What to do once one takes place

Accounting & Controls

Accounting issues
Proper controls for cyber and crime exposures


What types of coverage areprovided generally
The specific types of coverage available for data breach, etc.

Civil Liability & Notice

Review of state and federal laws impacting data breach
Notice requirements when a breach occurs and how those impacted are to be notified
Impact of internal notice procedures
Causes of action and a discussion about the status of civil litigation following a data breach
Types of penalties and damages being imposes
Analysis of how to minimize liability risk after a data breach


Thomas Johnson
Sr. Security Advisor / Peters & Associates

Thomas has over twenty-five years of experience in information security and technology, recently holding various leadership positions in the financial industry. He is currently leading the security consulting practice at Peters & Associates and is responsible for providing guidance to their clients in the form of security leadership and compliance. Thomas holds various industry leading certifications and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and management from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Skip McCann
Managing Partner / Dam, Snell & Taveirne, Ltd.

Skip is managing partner of Dam, Snell & Taveirne. He concentrates his practice on business planning management consulting, litigation support services and valuation services. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst, The Lake County Contractors Association, and past president of the Gurnee Exchange Club. Skip is a graduate of the Illinois State University where he majored in accounting.
Helmut Gerlach
Partner and Chair, Corporate Practice Group / Kelleher & Buckley, LLC

Mr. Gerlach chairs the firm’s corporate practice group. He advises clients on general corporate (public and private), commercial (finance, real estate and leasing), alliances and frameworks, joint ventures, joint initiatives, private equity, M&A, resale, procurement, distribution, complex contracting, contracts management, licensing and technology (digital, Cloud/SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, BPaaS), IP (including IP portfolio management), compliance and ethics (FCPA, UK-Anti-Bribery, Export/Import, Data Privacy), anti-trust, employment law, executive compensation and severance, and international matters. His advice is sought for by individuals, businesses and colleagues. He received his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and his B.A. from Towson University.
Mike Richmond, JD
Risk Advisor / Horton Group – Risk Advisory Solutions

Mike Richmond is a risk advisory consultant with The Horton Group. He has spent his career businesses and organizations on how to coordinate insurance programs alongside proper risk management policies and procedures. Much of his focus has been in the crime and cyber liability fields, addressing coverage for network security, business income loss, and electronic banking loss. He received his J.D. from the John Marshall Law School and his B.A. from Millikin University.
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