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DC Metro Chapter In-Person Event | The Board and a Cyber Crisis
KPMG Washington
1801 K Street NW
Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: DC Metro

The Board and a Cyber Crisis


Responding to a cyber incident can be a complete-team undertaking, but what should the board's role be? Join your peers from across the DMV as we work together on an exercise drawn from real life. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m.


On-street parking and garages are nearby


$25  Member Registration Fee
$35  Non-Members

Please note that this is an in-person-only event. Registration is required.  


Thank you to our National Sponsors!

Thank you to our Event Sponsor!



Karen Evans
Managing Director
Cyber Readiness Institute

Karen Evans serves on a number of boards and is currently the Managing Director of the Cyber Readiness Institute, former CIO of US DHS, former Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response with the Department of Energy, National Director of the US Cyber Challenge, and many more. 


Billy Gouveia
Founder & CEO
Sure Fire

Billy Gouveia, Founder and CEO of Sure Fire, a company that delivers swift, strong responses to cyber incidents such as ransomware, email compromise, malware, data theft, and other threats with end-to-end response capabilities and help clients prepare, respond, and recover from cyber incidents—and to fortify their cyber resilience after an incident. He has as served as Entrepreneur In Residence with Forgepoint Capital, as Senior Managing Director, Cybersecurity with S-RM - Corporate Intelligence, Crisis Management & Cyber Security, as COO of Zanaris, and as Managing Director, Security and Privacy with Protiviti. He began his career as a Captain in the United States Army.


Guillermo Christensen
Founder and Co-President of the DC Metro PDA Chapter
National Security Partner, K&L Gates LLP, and General Counsel

Guillermo Christensen, Co-President of the DC PDA Chapter, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Former General Counsel at the Association of U.S. Cyber Forces. He has served as an attorney, a former intelligence officer, and a diplomat where he has integrated these perspectives, skill sets, and experiences to troubleshoot problems for clients, esp. in cybersecurity and international compliance matters, such as FCPA and OFAC. He has drawn on 30+ years of international expertise in intelligence and investigations to assist companies facing internal and external crises, whether from attacks on their information systems to allegations of corruption, violations of sanctions and export controls, or ethics/compliance. He has drawn on foreign policy and government experience to counsel clients in national security, including export controls and dealings with the Committee for Foreign Investment (CFIUS) in the United States.