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Staying calm in a crisis: Data Breach Response Workshop Nashville

Updated: Feb 5

Continuing The TrustBridge and Womble Bond Dickinson series of Cyber Incident Response workshops, we are delighted to annouce our event in Nashville on

February 28th 2024

(9.30 am Cental Time for registration for Coffee and Pastries)




These workshops are designed assess the risks all organizations face, how to mitigate them and what to do to protect your organisation against cyber and data breach attacks.

We prepare you so that if the worse happens, you learn how to recover, what are the priorities and consequences and, perhaps more importantly, what not to do.

“Don't wait until a crisis occurs before thinking of crisis management. It is like waiting until you are drowning before thinking of learning to swim.”

“It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only seconds to destroy one.”

Real life simulations demonstrate how you need to respond, whilst under pressure, to make sure your organization will survive a cyber attack.

We will be running these workshops together with international law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson at their offices:

Join industry leaders and legal professionals as they step through a cyber incident response scenario and give real-time perspectives from the viewpoint of forensic investigation and mitigation, legal, cyber insurance, and law enforcement considerations.

During this live, interactive session, attendees will hear real life examples of what can go wrong, what has worked well, what remains uncertain when dealing with the inevitable data breach or security incident and steps to take to mitigate risk.

To register your interest please click on the button below and choose which date and which city

1.5 General CLE credit hour pending in AL, CA, CO, DE, GA, NC, NY, SC, TN, TX and VA.

CPE Attendance Certificates available upon request

Who is this workshop for:

This workshop is targeted at all senior management / bord of directors of all organizations

Any IT manager or information security manager, Data Protection Officer or person responsible for data protection in an organization, Ciso (Chief Information Security Officer) and team, business leaders and business owners, and board of directors

Who should attend: C Suite, business owners, and members of staff who have access to any personal data of employees / customers / consumers / members / delegates (for events) during their day to day job.

What you will gain from this workshop:

All attendees will gain an understanding of:

· Free Ransomware checklist

· Understanding of how to assess the risk for your organization associated with Cyber Attacks

· An accountability framework that supports due diligence plus gains and maintains customer relationships

· The questions to ask your team to determine if your organization is ready to manage a cyber breach (Incident Response Plan)

Workshop leaders:

David Clarke FBCS, Chief Technology Officer, The Trust Bridge

David is a highly experienced Chief Information Security Officer/Cyber Security and GDPR Management having worked with Reuters Thomson and BritishTelecom (amongst others) internationally.

Consultant with a deep knowledge of Global project delivery and operational leadership. He operates across FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) 100 index companies, SME and start-ups within Financial Services, FinTech, Telecoms, Technology and Utilities sectors developing strong coherent cyber security, GDPR data protection and privacy strategies. He is the founder of GDPR Technology Forum with over 22,000 members

Dave created a Global Infrastructure for the World’s largest private trading network, Trading $3 trillion a day, and has managed Multiple Global Security Operations Centres.

· Who’s Who in Cybersecurity? In 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

· Top 100 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers to follow on Social Media 2020

· Top Privacy and Thought Leader Thinkers360 2020

· Top 20 Global Tech Influencers by @Thinkers360 2020/2021

· No 2 Thinkers360 Cybersecurity June 2019


· TOP 50 GLOBAL EXPERT 2018 Kingston Technology




Tara Cho CIPP/E, CIPP/US: Tara chairs Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Her practice is dedicated to counselling clients on privacy and data security issues across industries such as technology, retail, e-commerce, healthcare / healthtech and life sciences. Tara became certified as a legal specialist in Privacy and Information Security Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization in 2018 as part of the inaugural class of specialists in this field. She is also recognized by the IAPP as a certified information privacy professional for both the U.S. (CIPP/US) and Europe (CIPP/E).

Tara helps clients with all aspects of privacy and data security law, including establishing and assessing compliance programs, responding to data breaches and security incidents, conducting risk analyses, drafting privacy policies,

Bill Mew (remotely)

Bill is one of the world’s top campaigners for digital ethics and founder of The Crisis Team with whom we work to offer our Cyber Simulation Workshops, working alongside the UK’s top cyberlaw experts, to help firms mitigate against, prepare for and, if necessary, deal with the impact of data breaches.

Bill is a former global leader for IBM’s Financial Services Sector and strategist for UKCloud, which was the UK’s leading govtech player and the fastest growing privately held tech firm in Europe. He has extensive expertise in everything from fintech to govtech, working for firms large and small.

Bill also is a judge on the UK Cloud Awards and is one of the world’s top social influencers, striking the right balance between digital transformation ‘changing the world’ (including cloud, AI, etc) and digital ethics ‘doing the right thing’ (including privacy, security, etc).

In great demand as a spokesperson, Bill appears frequently and widely in the press and on broadcast TV and Radio talking about the need for meaningful protection, as well as the need to maximise the overall economic and social benefit from technology. • Profiled as one of the top global influencers on Privacy by Onalytica • Listed as one of the top 10 global govtech influencers (and the only one in the top 10 from the UK) by NodeXL (part of the Social Media Research Foundation)

He has recently been appointed as Board Member and Cyber Ambassador : International Association of Risk and Crisis Communication ·

Hayden McKaskle, North America Sales Manager, Law Firm Channel, Palo Alto Networks / Unit 42

Hayden is an experienced business development leader with a demonstrated history of success in the information technology, security, and services industries. Skilled in Sales, Sales Management, Business Development, & Sales Training. Successful track record in closing business in Fortune 500 firms and multi-national corporations. Proven experience doing business on every continent.

Moderator: Penny Heyes, Chief Commercial Officer

Penny is a co founder of The Trust Bridge and the Chief Commercial Officer. A highly experienced international sales, marketing and business development professional, she has worked in multiple product & service sectors, globally.

Penny has developed the accredited online courses and the offline workshops, along with David; “Data Breaches and How to Manage them”, ”Marketing in the Data Privacy Era”, “Certificate of GDPR Understanding” and “Cyber and Data Breaches: Mitigate and Manage”. Over the last 2 years, Penny and the The Trust Bridge team has been working with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) in the UK to develop one of the first accredited data processing certification schemes. It is anticipated that this will be launched in early 2024.


The TrustBridge, the renowned Cyber and Data privacy company, has teamed up with Womble Bond Dickinson to offer some practical workshops that allow CEOs/ CTOs and other senior managers to evaluate their Cyber risk and approach, plus practical steps to ensure that they are really crisis prepared.

Womble Bond Dickinson is an transatlantic law firm, with offices across the US, and in Europe. WBD has a wealth of regional heritage and local knowledge, which combined with a transatlantic outlook, enables their teams of lawyers to generate the insights capable of unlocking more opportunities for our clients.

It all adds up to hands-on, switched-on lawyers and professionals with the ability to deliver intelligent, grounded and pragmatic advice that our clients need to feel confident and succeed at home, across the Atlantic and around the world.

WBD operates across many sectors, and the specialist IT and data protection arm of this law firm provides a fully tailored, personal service, allowing clients to access support ranging from a specific area of legal advice, such as within data protection and privacy law or cyber security law, to a comprehensive source of constant legal guidance. 

The Trust Bridge ™

The Trust Bridge’s team of highly qualified specialists guide organisations through a practical step by step alignment process to ensure personal data management is in line with the data privacy ecosystem within which all organization must all operate.

TTB’s works with clients to offer superior consulting advice, practical solutions and training so that they can build trusted services that their customers and members can trust. TTB has a unique combination of expertise and independently accredited training and education, designed to ensure that the team delivers trusted, compliant services to their customers, in the light of GDPR, PECR, CCPA, e-privacy laws and global data protection regulations.

Legal, technical and practical management experience ensures we can offer a complete service to our clients.


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