As cyber attacks increase, they continue to affect more businesses in new and harmful ways. Are you prepared?
Join Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, the President and CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity, and Venable's own cybersecurity practitioners for a presentation on key insights and industry updates.
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Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy. This experience is invaluable to clients in the financial services, transportation, telecommunications and utilities industries as well as other critical infrastructures.
Admiral Barnett has had a distinguished career in the public and private sector. A surface warfare officer, he has over 30 years of experience in the United States Navy and Navy Reserve, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and serving as Deputy Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and Director of Naval Education and Training in the Pentagon. Among other personal awards, he has received four Legion of Merit medals.
Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on CyberSecurity, responsible for the overall direction and activities of the organization. Ms. Lute most recently served as Deputy Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the Department’s chief operating officer, Ms. Lute was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department’s efforts to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage the nation’s borders, administer and enforce U.S. immigration laws, strengthen national resilience in the face of disasters, and ensure the nation’s cybersecurity. From 2003-2009 Ms. Lute served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) responsible for comprehensive on-the-ground support to UN peace operations worldwide, including rapid-response efforts in support of development and humanitarian operations and crises. Ms. Lute also served as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding, responsible for coordinating efforts on behalf of the Secretary General to build sustainable peace in countries emerging from violent conflict.
Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a member of the firm's Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria’s practice focuses on assisting government contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria also represents and counsels clients with regard to the peculiarities of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, including obtaining and maintaining SAFETY Act protections. In fact, Mr. Locaria has assisted several clients in receiving SAFETY Act Designation, as well as Certification, the highest level of protection afforded under the Act. Mr. Locaria also assists clients in maximizing the benefits of their SAFETY Act protection, including negotiating reductions in insurance premiums, obtaining first-party waivers of claims, and the preparation of marketing materials. Mr. Locaria is a recognized speaker and author on the topic of the SAFETY Act and is a co-author of and contributor to Venable's Homeland Security Desk Book.
Jason Wool's practice focuses on electric and other utility regulation at the state and federal levels. Mr. Wool has specifically focused much of his career on advising Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations on reliability compliance as well as a variety of other issues before the FERC. Through his work advising clients on the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, as well as tracking and participating in the Cybersecurity Framework development process coordinated by the NIST pursuant to Executive Order 13636, Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, Mr. Wool has gained significant experience with cybersecurity regulation and policy. Mr. Wool has also personally attended and participated in each of NIST’s workshops on the Cybersecurity Framework.