On May 23, 2017, Moira Conlon was a panelist at BDO USA, LLP's Board of Directors Forum on "Cyber Security: How to Tackle the Problem." Despite the increasing prevalence of cyberthreats, corporate directors may not be as focused as they should be on this pervasive issue. A February 2017 article in Harvard Business Review spells out the importance of board attention to cyber security matters: Why Boards Aren't Dealing with Cyberthreats."
BDO hosts a quarterly series for board members to discuss hot topics currently impacting public companies. The May 23rd event was moderated by Adam Waggoner, Business Development Director of BDO’s Los Angeles office, and the panelists along with Moira Conlon were Sharon R. Klein, partner in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, Karl Pedersen, a senior advisor in the National Commercial E&O and Cyber Center of Excellence, and Michael Sohn, supervisory special agent at the FBI Los Angeles Field Division. Email Moira Conlon directly for more information or a copy of the presentation.