CSS Roundtable: Private Equity Challenges & Strategies to Manage Portfolio Cyber Risk Impact

- CSS New York City Headquarters | 777 Third Avenue, 10th Floor

Due to the increasing rise of cybersecurity attacks and breaches, CSS is hosting an exclusive cybersecurity breakfast roundtable in our New York office on October 24 to coincide with Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

This brief is designed to break down and explore how private equity firms can practically and strategically cope with and stay ahead of the cybersecurity challenges, discuss best practice policy and procedures among your peers, and have an increased understanding and awareness of phishing, malware and other cybersecurity threats.

Topics for discussion include investment deal due diligence; methods for evaluating cyber risk of underlying portfolio companies; insurance against data breaches, and how cyber risk can impact deal valuation. Join us to better understand these complex topics from regulatory and business perspectives, and to explore effective approaches to vexing problems.

 Space is limited – RSVP early!

Registration

8:30-9:00

Welcome Breakfast and Coffee

9:00-9:15

Introduction to CSS

9:15-10:15

PANEL DISCUSSION
Understanding your Risk Exposure: The Importance of Cyber in Investment Deal Due Diligence

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-11:00

CASE STUDY
How Cyber Risk Can Impact Deal Valuation: Lessons Learned from Yahoo!

11:00-11:30

Methods for Evaluating Cyber Risk: A Comprehensive Risk Assessment

11:30-11:45

Closing Remarks

E.J. Yerzak

- CISA, CISM, CRISC

Director of Cyber IT Services

E.J. is Director of Cyber IT Services of the technology team at CSS, which provides cybersecurity consulting services to CSS clients. In this capacity, E.J. assists firms in assessing and managing their cybersecurity risk – from network vulnerability scanning and penetration testing to onsite cybersecurity assessments and assistance in implementing the NIST cybersecurity framework.

E.J. has authored articles and alerts on emerging regulatory and technology issues, and is regularly requested to speak as a cybersecurity expert at industry conferences and events throughout the country. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM®), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC™).

E.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Technology from Central Connecticut State University, as well as a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law. He is licensed to practice at the State Bar of Connecticut and in federal court before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 8:30-11:45 am ET
Place: CSS New York City Headquarters – 777 Third Avenue, 10th Floor

Space is limited – RSVP early!

Due to space restraints, seating is limited. Please fill out and submit the brief form below, and we will reach out to confirm your attendance. 

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