We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders partner Ron Raether will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 2017 ISSA International Conference taking place on October 9-11, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. 

Ron will speak on “Governing without Clear Standards: Lessons from the Trenches,” on October 11, 2017, from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Learn from practical experience how to develop a defensible program where new and existing regulatory schemes provide little guidance. The main premise is that true “standards” are not being provided. Instead, these sources provide some guidance, but primarily demonstrate the importance of having a sound process for continually monitoring and improving information security. The presentation will then turn to how regulators and tribunals have been relying on these “standards” if at all. The presentation will focus on sound governance principles and discuss what is required to build a defensible program. How to successfully collaborate among business, technologists, CISOs, CPOs, and attorneys will be discussed as well as developing and maintaining a defensible program. From real world examples, we will discuss how to develop a program which will stand up under scrutiny and what common pitfalls to avoid.