Cyber threats, data breaches, and corporate fraud have led to the downfall of entire organizations, massive investment losses, significant legal costs, and more than a few top executives and directors losing their jobs and their reputations. As CEO’s, we must ensure that our companies’ most important business assets remain secure and that we address threats to our technology in this age of cyber risks. However, preventing and/or managing these risks is a daunting task. Join us for a timely discussion on how to identify and protect your company from these threats including incidence response planning and cyber insurance.

Event Location: 
Foley Gardere
2021 McKinney Avenue Suite 1600
Dallas, TX 75201


William Gordon
Independent Director / Cyber Security Expert / Fortune 500 CIO / Public & Private CEO

William has an extensive background in technology and security, having served as CEO, CTO, and CIO, and on the Boards of both public and private companies including Michael’s Stores, Xerox, EDS and Accenture. Executive experience includes NASDAQ-traded CEO, Fortune 50 CTO, Fortune 500 CIO, Fortune 200 Chief Procurement Officer, and SVP Sales and Business Development. He is Cyber Security Certified and has led some of the largest technology organizations in the world and has operating experience in 124 countries.

David Clark
Managing Counsel, Technology, Data Privacy & Security at 7-Eleven

David is certified as CIPP/US, CIPT, and FIP. David brings a unique combination of legal, business, technology and business to his role at 7-Eleven where he supports the Information Technology (IT) department and all related technology matters across all business functions and is responsible for legal support for data privacy and security and digital initiatives where he focuses on emerging technology.

Edward Block
Associate at Foley Gardere

Eddie has over 20 years of experience as an information security professional, primarily focused on the effects of new technology and emerging law on personal privacy. Eddie holds both the Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Government (CIPP/G) certifications. Eddie has performed hundreds of penetration tests and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He has managed technical teams performing all aspects of information security, including credentialing functions, firewall and IDS/IPS deployment and monitoring, as well as incident response. Eddie is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and has developed information security policies, standards and guidelines that balance protection of information assets with legal and functional requirements. In his role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and cybersecurity coordinator for the state of Texas, Eddie modernized Texas’ information security rules, developed statewide security controls and worked with the Texas legislature to implement strong information security standards in law. As a former CISO for a large and diverse enterprise, Eddie understands the challenges that organizations face as they address emerging cybersecurity threats.