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Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises

November 01, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)

One of the best ways to prepare your firm for a cybersecurity incident is to conduct a tabletop exercise.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The benefits of conducting internal tabletop exercises.
  • Best practices to consider following in conducting your own tabletop exercise.
  • First-hand how to conduct a tabletop exercise by observing a mock run-through.
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Webinar Speakers

Mike Pappacena is a partner at ACA Aponix, in the cybersecurity, privacy, and risk division of ACA Group. In this role, he provides leadership for division initiatives, mentoring and guidance of staff, and vision for future planning and growth. Simultaneously, he serves as a team leader in providing cybersecurity risk assessments, vendor due diligence, policy authoring, staff training, and product development. Prior to ACA, Pappacena served as a project manager for Jefferies LLC and worked on several compliance initiatives. In addition, he spent fifteen years at Goldman Sachs, where as a vice president in the Technology division, he managed development teams supporting the firm’s Legal, Compliance and Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley, Operational Risk, and Technology Risk departments. He also managed Fundamental Equities and Alternative Investments technology in the GSAM division.

Paul Schappell, CIPT, CISA, CISSP, is an associate director at ACA Aponix, the cybersecurity, privacy, and technology risk division of ACA. In this role, he leads client development efforts for the Diversified Financial client segment. Prior to his client development role, Schappell was a senior privacy and cyber consultant with ACA Aponix. He helped to establish the Aponix Privacy team and led various different cybersecurity and privacy engagements for Aponix clients. Prior to ACA, he served as a privacy manager in EY’s cyber practice, overseeing oversaw multinational privacy gap assessments and program implementations for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Schappell earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.

Laura L. Grossman is associate general counsel of the IAA. She has more than 20 years of experience as an investment management attorney. Prior to joining the IAA in 2012, she was in private practice for over 10 years in the New York office of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright), where she advised registered investment adviser, mutual fund and private fund clients on matters arising under the Investment Advisers Act, the Investment Company Act and other federal securities laws, the Commodity Exchange Act and associated regulations, and a wide range of compliance issues. Grossman received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers College, and she received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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