On February 27-28, Skadden’s New York office hosted the PE CISO Thought Leadership Forum, which included various panels, exercises, presentations and conversations covering cyber resilience best practices.

On February 27:

  • New York M&A/corporate head Allison Schneirov and cybersecurity and data privacy co-head David Simon provided opening remarks.
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy co-head William Ridgway moderated the panel “Cyber Incident Response: Insights and Predictions.”
  • CFIUS and national security head Michael Leiter provided an introduction to national security and private equity.
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy counsel Susanne Werry moderated, and counsel Nicola Kerr-Shaw and Joshua Silverstein participated in, the panel “The CISO/GC Partnership: Legal Concerns for the Pragmatic PE CISO.”
  • Palo Alto intellectual property and technology partner Ken Kumayama moderated the panel “Crisis Response: Approaches to Internal Leadership Escalation.”
  • Joshua Silverstein led a tabletop exercise that immersed participants in a realistic cyber incident to practice and refine crisis response management strategies.
  • David Simon moderated a fireside chat with former national cyber director Chris Inglis.

On February 28:

  • Incoming executive partner Jeremy London provided opening remarks.
  • Nicola Kerr-Shaw moderated the panel “Incident Response and Board Engagement.”
  • David Simon moderated the conversation “CISOs in the Crosshairs” with Joe Sullivan, an internet security expert and former CSO of Uber.

External speakers included individuals from Advent International, Apollo Management, Bain Capital, Blackstone, Brunswick Group, Carlyle Group and Partners Group.