NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Cybersecurity Panel and Discussion

April 8, 2015
Hartford, CT





Moderator:  Suzanne Hopgood, The Hopgood Group


Richard Harrington, Aetna’s Chair of Audit
Glenn A. Siriano, Principal, KPMG
Richard D. “Rick” Harris, Partner, Day Pitney

In today’s world, it is not whether you will be breached but when and whether and how soon you know it. Cybersecurity is not something just left to your IT department.  It is imperative that the board of directors take the lead on this issue that is impacting  the future of organizations.


It is time to learn all that you can to protect your organization, your stakeholders and yourself.  Aetna has updated its cybersecurity processes and protection working with the FBI and leading cybersecurity experts. Join us for this candid discussion on what they did and how their board is demonstrating oversight of this important responsibility.   

Learn which questions to ask, including:


  • What are the top five cybersecurity risks today? 
  • How is the protocol and response different for various breaches? How can we lay out specific plans associated with each approach?
  • How does a company protect itself from third party vendor breaches and the associated risks?
  • What risks can be mitigated through insurance?
  • How do we institute a cybersecurity audit and practice safe hacking to test company systems?
  • In the event of a serious breach, what are the appropriate steps to response?  What government organizations get involved – and who takes the lead?


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Location and Time


151 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT, USA 06105

Speaker Spotlight


Richard Harris

Rick chairs Day Pitney’s Technology, Telecommunications, and Outsourcing practice group. He concentrates on commercial transactions with special emphasis on intellectual property and technology issues. Rick regularly lectures and writes on intellectual property and technology law topics relating to computer technology and technology outsourcing. He is presently a director, secretary, and past chair, of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, and is a director, secretary of the Connecticut Technology Council. Also, he is a past president of Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, CT. Rick is a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Finance group which has assembled the Connecticut Entrepreneur and Investor Hub, an online resource for startup companies and investors in the state.

Glenn A. Siriano

Glenn is principal in the Information Technology Advisory Services (ITAS) practice of KPMG. He has more than 27 years of information systems technology experience, with special emphasis on information protection, including security, data privacy, disaster recovery, information systems audit and control, systems architecture, and infrastructure. He has directed and managed numerous technology projects across a wide range of clients. He has a BBA degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Houston, he’s a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Six Sigma Green Belt – University of Michigan School of Engineering.

Richard Harrington

Richard J. Harrington is Chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Mr. Harrington also served as President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of The Thomson Corporation (business technology and integrated information solutions). He held a number of senior leadership positions within Thomson, including CEO of Thomson Newspapers, and CEO of Thomson Professional Publishing. Mr. Harrington began his professional career with Arthur Young & Co. (public accounting firm) in 1972, where he became a licensed C.P.A. In 2002, he was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from University of Rhode Island. In 2007, he received the "Legend in Leadership" award from the Yale University Chief Executive Leadership Institute; the "CEO of the Year" award from the Executive Council, and the "Man of the Year" award from the National Executive Council for his many philanthropic activities. Mr. Harrington is a director of Xerox Corporation (document management, technology and service enterprise). He is also a director of Milliken & Co., the Norwalk Community College Foundation and the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

Jim Routh

Jim Routh is the Chief Information Security Officer and leads the Global Information Security function for Aetna Inc. He is the Chairman of the FS-ISAC Products & Services Committee and former board member. He is a board member of the National Health-ISAC. He was formerly the Global Head of Application & Mobile Security for JP Morgan Chase. Prior to that he was the CISO for KPMG, DTCC and American Express and has over 20 years of experience in information technology and information security as a practitioner, management consultant and leader of technology functions and information security functions for global financial service firms.


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