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Join Harvard Club of Chicago, Harvard Alumni, and SecureTheVillage for a discussion with moderator and three expert panelists, on Managing Business Risk at Technology’s Edge: Cybersecurity and Biometrics

Tuesday, January 24, 3:00-4:30pm PT

The secret of success, a guru once said, lies in managing risk, not avoiding it. Before you can manage it, though, you need to be aware of it, understand its dangers, and what you can do to mitigate it. This is particularly true of technology risk where small mistakes can have large, even fatal, consequences. Join our expert panel for an in-depth non-technical discussion of two of the most challenging risks facing business today. When you leave, you’ll better understand what you need to do to manage your information risk and the risk of collecting and storing biometric data.


Rick Cavaliere
Senior Broker, Cyber Practice at NFP
Rick is a Senior Broker for NFP’s Cyber Practice. His responsibilities include driving the cyber renewal process, consulting year-round on your cyber controls and processes, negotiating directly with carriers and designing the optimal program based upon your needs and expectations. Rick also is the Placement Leader for the Cyber Practice, who is responsible for overall operations and managing the national team’s approach to cyber placement and carrier relationships. Rick is based in Chicago. He is an attorney, with experience as an insurance coverage specialist in management liability and professional liability and cyber policies. He also was an underwriter, handling professional liability, management liability and cyber policies for publicly-traded companies and large private companies.


Josh Kantrow
Partner, Lewis Brisbois
Co-Chair, Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) Practice
Josh Kantrow is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and is co-chair of the firm’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) Practice. Clients frequently retain Mr. Kantrow to litigate complex business litigation throughout the United States , including class action litigation, and litigation involving technology, BIPA, cyber-security, data privacy/network security, and software developers. Mr. Kantrow’s experience managing claims enables him to view legal issues from the client’s perspective. Several years ago, he worked in London for a Berkshire Hathaway backed insurer, managing complex litigation, analyzing claims, counseling on contract wordings, and assessing risk. Mr. Kantrow has been a speaker at approximately 100 seminars, conducted across the United States, in Europe and in Israel. Mr. Kantrow has also appeared as a guest on approximately 75 radio and television programs and podcasts, has been interviewed by leading industry publications, and has published articles on various legal topics and issues.


Russell Safirstein
President and CEO of Redpoint Cybersecurity
Russell Safirstein is President and CEO of Redpoint Cybersecurity, a managed cybersecurity provider specializing in Digital Forensics Incident Response and proactive cyberattack prevention. He is a senior executive and a progressive thinker with over 30 years of experience and has been successful in bringing non-traditional solutions to an ever-changing work environment. Russell has co-founded several organizations that specialize in AI & Machine Learning and holds several patents. Russell is a highly regarded and sought after speaker on cyber security, technology, audit and risk practices.



Stan Stahl, Ph.D.
President, SecureTheVillage
Director of Information Security, Miller Kaplan

Dr. Stahl is the founder and President of SecureTheVillage, a 501(c)3 non-profit making a vital difference in the ability of mid-size and smaller organizations and individuals to protect their sensitive information and manage their privacy. SecureTheVillage is a proud member of Nonprofit Cyberthe first-of-its-kind coalition of global nonprofit organizations to enhance joint action to improve cybersecurity. Dr. Stahl was an information security pioneer, having begun his career in the 1980s as a research scientist at MITRE. During his early years he secured Top Secret teleconference and database systems for the White House, Cheyenne Mountain, and America’s nuclear weapons arsenal. In 2002 Stan founded Citadel Information Group — now part of Miller Kaplan —to bring sound information security management practices to midsize and smaller organizations Dr. Stahl has a long history of community service, currently serving on the Small Business Advisory Council of the Cyber Readiness Institute, the Advisory Board of US Valor, and the Advisory Board of Los Angeles Cyber Lab. Dr. Stahl earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from The University of Michigan. He is the author of The Agnostic Patriot: A Citizen Searches for the Soul of America.



Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 3:00-4:30pm PT



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Organization: Harvard Club of Chicago

Type: Webinar

Date: January 24th

Time: 3:00 PM PST

Focus Area: CyberResilience, Cybersecurity & Privacy Laws and Regulations, Cybersecurity Governance

Intended for: All Audiences - General

CPE: None

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