Kevin Powers

Founding Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance Program Boston College, Woods College of Advancing Studies

Kevin is the founding Director for the M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Program at Boston College, and an Assistant Professor of the Practice at Boston College Law School and in Boston College’s Carroll School of Management’s Business Law and Society Department. With a combined 20 years of law enforcement, military, national security, business, higher education, and teaching experience, he has worked as an analyst and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, law firms in Boston and Washington, D.C., and as the General Counsel for an international software company based in Seattle, Washington. Along with his teaching at Boston College, Kevin is a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and he has taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was also the Deputy General Counsel to the Superintendent. Kevin also serves as a Trustee for the Board of Boston College High School, and as a Member of the Boston College Law School Business Advisory Council. From 2016-2017, he was the Panel Lead for the Collegiate Working Group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Kevin regularly provides expert commentary regarding cybersecurity and national security issues for varying local, national, and international media outlets.

Day One: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday, May 17th, 2020

5:20 PM Panel Discussion: Dimensions of Effective CISO Leadership: Avoid Being the Scapegoat

Fighting cybercriminals in the corporate realm ensure potential career opportunities. As cyber threats evolve, efforts must be made to build cyber risk into overall business models to detect, prevent, and thwart bad actors.  CEOs invest a considerable amount of time into understanding the fiscal initiatives set forth by the CFO to ensure healthy financial outcomes. The same considerations must be given for CISO’s to integrate cybersecurity measures and risk management fully. The absolute key to CISO success rests on the entire executive team. Their attitude and actions tend to make or break CISO’s.
In this session, you will:    
  • Discuss the balance required between technical astuteness, business acumen, and financial risk
  • Hear tactics for earning a permanent seat with business executive leadership teams
  • Explore the need for indicators of compromise for risk management and mitigation like threat intelligence, incident response plans, and cybersecurity policies in the business model

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kevin.

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