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[Webinar] In the Cyber Cross-hairs: Protecting High-Profile Targets – September 30th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT | Thompson Coburn LLP

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September 30th, 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

Cybercrime is a constant threat and incidents are in the news every day. While everyone can be a target, some high-profile individuals face far greater risks of attack, both in volume and sophistication. In this joint webinar, our Cybersecurity practice will examine some of the cybersecurity attacks that target high-profile and high net worth individuals, as well as their associates, businesses and families. We will give examples of attacks and provide some practical tips for mitigating risks.

The Thompson Coburn Cybersecurity team will be joined by Dr. Chris Pierson, Founder and CEO of BlackCloak, a company specializing in addressing threats to high-profile targets. Please join us for a very engaging, and sometime disconcerting, review of this important topic.

This webinar is approved for 1.2 hours general CLE credit in Missouri and 1.0 hour general CLE credit in California and Illinois. 1.0 hour general CLE credit in Texas is pending.


Dr. Chris Pierson
Founder & CEO

Dr. Chris Pierson is the Founder & CEO of BLACKCLOAK – a Concierge CybersecurityTM & Privacy protection suite for high-net-worth individuals and top C-Suite executives. BLACKCLOAK protects its customers from financial loss, cybercrime, hacking, reputational damage, privacy exposure, and identity theft as they are among the most preyed upon targets in the world.

Chris has been on the front lines of cybersecurity and fighting cybercrime for over 20 years. His experience includes fighting fraud and hackers at the world’s 3rd largest bank, working as a Special Government Employee for the Department of Homeland Security on it’s Cybersecurity Subcommittee and Data Privacy & Integrity Advisory Committee, as the President of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Arizona Infragard (information sharing organization), and in various other roles as a Chief Information Security Officer and General Counsel for financial companies supporting the top 10 banks. He and his teams have received numerous awards from the U.S. Secret Service, CSO50, and top cybersecurity companies like FireEye, and he is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute.

Dr. Pierson has over 20 years of experience building and leading cybersecurity and privacy programs. Chris was a founding executive of Viewpost, a FinTech payments company, serving as their CISO and General Counsel and was also the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) U.S. operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its CyberSecurity Practice representing companies who were hacked and fell victim to data breaches.

Chris is a globally recognized keynote speaker & cybersecurity thought leader, board advisor for startups, and is frequently quoted by the media on cybersecurity & privacy.

Jim Shreve

Jim Shreve
Thompson Coburn LLP

Jim serves as a trusted advisor to clients facing complex cybersecurity and privacy issues — particularly those in the country’s most highly regulated industries. He is the chair of Thompson Coburn’s Cybersecurity group, was named a Fellow of Information Privacy, and holds CIPP/US and CIPT certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Jim advises all types of companies on the myriad legal concerns surrounding confidential information and how such information is stored and transmitted. Applying the law to rapidly changing technology and software capabilities, Jim provides clients with a profile of their potential risk, then works closely with executive leadership, legal, IT, and compliance information security teams to develop a comprehensive and practical plan for risk avoidance and responding to cyber and data-related issues.

Luke Sosnicki

Luke Sosnicki
Thompson Coburn LLP

Luke is an experienced commercial litigator who has successfully litigated commercial disputes of all types. He is also an experienced financial services litigator, having spent most of his career defending banks, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions in individual and class action cases across the country. He holds a CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and provides comprehensive advice on litigation risks related to federal and state data privacy laws, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

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