Data Breach Litigation How To Avoid It and Be Better Prepared (RSA Conference 2016)

Here's an overview of the presentation: Background: Where are the Data Breaches occuring?; How to Be Better Prepared for When Your Company Data is Brenched; How to Avoid it: Lessons Learned & Best Practices


Ronald I Raether, Jr.; Andrea Hoy 

Ron Raether is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy, and Financial Services Litigation practices at Troutman Sanders. Ron is known as the interpreter between the business and information technology, guiding both parties to the best result. In this role, Ron has assisted companies in navigating federal and state privacy laws for almost twenty years. Ron's experience with technology-related issues, including data security, patent, antitrust, and licensing and contracts, helps bring a fresh and creative perspective to novel data compliance issues. Ron has been involved in seminal data compliance cases, assisting one of the first companies required to provide notice of a data breach and successfully defending companies in over 50 class actions. Ron also has represented companies in over 200 individual FCRA cases involving CRAs, resellers, furnishers, users, and public record vendors. Ron has developed a reputation for assisting companies not traditionally viewed as subject to the FCRA or with FCRA compliance questions where the law remains uncertain or unresolved. Ron not only works with companies which have experienced unauthorized access to consumer data or have been named defendants in class actions and before regulators, but also has advised companies in developing compliance programs to proactively address these issues. As a thought leader, Ron speaks nationally and publishes frequently on cutting-edge compliance issues. Ron is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Andrea Hoy, received her initiation into the infosec community when her hard work and dedication for a safe international event earned her the role as an Asst. Venue Manager for the highly successful LA Summer Olympic Games. Andrea’s leadership positions include McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell, Boeing NA and Fluor. Her clients are from a diverse mix of industries that include Litton, Pacific Life, Genentech, Molina Healthcare, Activision, WAMU (now Chase), Hamni, and East West Banks. She’s served and been recognized as an advisor to the Pentagon and as ISO for the 5th largest credit union as it went through its most major technology and growth past $10 billion in assets and 600,000 in membership. Ms. Hoy is the founder of A.Hoy & Associates, a “virtual CISO” provider as well as infosecurity consulting, GRC, incident response, CISO Bootcamp training firm, assisting companies to establish policies and procedures to comply with NIST CyberSecurity Framework, top 20 Critical Controls, EUPD and privacy laws here and abroad to name a few. She represented the US as diplomat to China on eDiscovery and forensics. Andrea is actively involved in the community serving as the International President of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) the commun ity of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information, after elected Vice President. ISSA members represent >10,000 security professionals worldwide with 137 chapters in 71 countries. Ms. Hoy cofounded the CISO Executive Forum and recently chartered the Financial SIG. She previously served on the Technical Advisory Board for RSA for 4 years, advised the International Board of Directors for PointSec/ProtectData of Sweden, as well as Board of advisors for Encentuate, a global identity management and provisioning company, leading to its acquisition by IBM, and DigitalSafe in Switzerland. She has previously been in the LA Times, Orange County Register: People in Technology to Watch”, MiCTa Radio, TechTarget and KNX News Radio. Andrea received her MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, and prior to that graduated Magna Cum Laude and was entered into the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Phi Beta Kappa of the School of Business.

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(Source: RSA USA 2016, San Francisco)


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