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Patrick Whalen, Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, May 15, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Patrick Whalen, Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Organizational Management of Cyber Security for Private and Public Sector Institutions in 2015 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 27, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Patrick Whalen

Patrick J. Whalen is the Chairman and Managing Partner of Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP. Patrick focuses his practice on the financial services and technology sectors, where he counsels companies on data security, intellectual property, and competition issues. He is the co-author of several books and has been active in the leadership of the American Bar Association.

Pat received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (Austin), an M.B.A. from the University of Texas (San Antonio), a BA in Economics from the University of Kansas, and attended the Harvard University Executive Education Program.

About Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Spencer Fane is a full-service business law firm with offices in Kansas City, Missouri, Colorado Springs (Colorado), Denver, Jefferson City (Missouri), Omaha (Nebraska), Overland Park (Kansas), Springfield (Missouri) and St. Louis. Founded in 1879, Spencer Fane has practice areas that include corporate, dispute resolution and litigation, employee benefits, environmental, financial services, government relations, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, municipal and local government, real estate, and tax and estate planning. For more information, visit or follow @spencerfane on Twitter.

Event Synopsis:

Cyber security is an increasingly critical issue for all organizations. However, it remains poorly understood. Large financial firms, retailers, manufacturers and telecommunications are amongst the principal targets for organized criminals, cyber terrorists, activists, hackers, and others. An attack on an institution, with the concomitant loss of vital data, can be devastating to the firm’s reputation. The risks of attack and the ultimate consequences thereof seem to grow almost exponentially.

A much deeper and broader understanding of the risks and the required responses is critical if organizations and their regulators want to avert more serious consequences due to increasing global political in-stability. Lack of collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors and governments remain among the greatest of risks to security. It is critical to develop a new, robust approach to avert such cyber security risks.

A review of regulatory actions provide some lessons regarding cyber security vulnerability and possible action plans. In this two hour, live Webcast a panel of professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals of Organizational Management of Cyber Security for Private and Public Sector Institutions in 2015

Key topics include:
- Global Cyber Security Risks
- Collaboration and Information Sharing
- Barriers to Effective Cyber Security
- Policies and Procedures: Limitations
- Policy and Procedure Implementation and Compliance
- Supervisory Systems and Procedures
- Computer and Information Security Protocols
- Encryption and Password Protocols
- Access and Confidentiality
- Action Framework Design
- Information Security Regulations
- Best Practices
- Compliance and Litigation Risks

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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