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Cybersecurity for Boards: Pragmatic Approaches/Best Practices

March 22, 2018
Lehi, UT

Member Price: $30
Non-Member Price: $40



Join us for an in-depth and lively discussion about cybersecurity and why it has risen to the top of a board's agenda. We'll go over real-world scenarios and claims where directors and officers were sued for failing to address cybersecurity issues. We’ll also share practical tips and recommendations to help boards and C-Suites as they make their way through the ever changing cybersecurity landscape. Topics to be covered include:


  • What are the top cybersecurity challenges of 2018?
  • Review SEC guidance on cybersecurity disclosure – What role should boards play?
  • The Duty of Care for directors and officers when it comes to cybersecurity
  • Things directors and officers can do to meet their duty of care
  • Regulatory updates and implementation of GDPR
  • Questions every board should be asking about cybersecurity
  • Cyber insurance – a user’s guide to understanding both coverage and available breach resources

Location and Time


Thanksgiving Point
3003 North Thanksgiving Way
Lehi, UT 84043

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Check-In and Networking

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Speaker Begins, Lunch, and Audience Q&A

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Final Networking and Adjourn


Speaker Spotlight


Spence Hoole

Spence has spent his 26-year career working with and insuring VC-backed, private equity-financed, IPO and public companies, particularly in the technology and life sciences industries. He has insured 21 out of the last 26 IPO companies in Utah. He specializes in Cyber Risk, Errors and Omissions (E&O), Venture Capital Asset Protection (VCAP), and Directors and Officers (D&O) liability coverage In 2001, Spence co-founded Diversified Insurance Group.  Actively involved in the venture and technology communities, he is a member of the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) Board of Trustees, former President of TechAssure, a v100 member and a contributor to the Investors Choice Capital Conference.  He has spoken to numerous organizations, including international groups, on insuring and managing the risks of high growth companies.  He co-founded the Summit Directors and Officers Conference and has co-chaired the event for the past 18 years.

Tomu Johnson

Tomu Johnson is Of Counsel at Parsons Behle & Latimer and serves as the co-chair for its Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice Group. He has worked in the privacy space for about five years and has served as a Senior Vice President of Privacy. He is the past president of Utah’s Cyberlaw Section of the Utah Bar and continues to serve on its steering committee.



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