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4103: You Can't Afford a Data Breach: Learn How to Minimize the Impact

Protect Data and the Cloud

According to Ponemon Institute's "2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management," sponsored by IBM, the average cost of a mega data breach during 2016-17 was $350.44 million globally. Join this session to learn how organizations can reduce the per capita cost of data breach, the mean time to identify and contain a data breach and the likelihood of experiencing such an incident over the next two years.

Core Curriculum Security and Resiliency Protect Data and the Cloud
Security & Resiliency Theater A
Wed (February 13), 5:30PM PT


Abdul Masnan Qureshi

SSRC Practice Head - APAC, Associate Partner-APAC, IBM

Manan in his previous tenures has worked in leadership roles both on the management consulting side and on the consumer side across APAC, Middle East, Europe and North America managing multi-country portfolios across Cyber ,Organisational Resilience and GRC in a range of verticals including Finance, Defence, Telecom, Government and R&D.

Larry Ponemon

Chairman, Ponemon Institute

Dr. Larry Ponemon is Chairman of the Ponemon Institute and he was appointed by the
White House to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for DHS. Dr. Ponemon was also an appointed to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws.

Patrick G. Corcoran

Global Strategy Executive, IBM

Pat is the Global Strategy Executive, responsible for creating/managing the overall strategy for Business Resiliency Services, which includes Cyber Resilience, BaaS, DRaaS, Consulting, and Site & Facilities. In addition, he is responsible for marketing, analyst relations and external communications. He has been with IBM over 41 years and worked in many different leadership positions.

Allen Downs

Vice President of Global Resiliency Services, IBM

Allen Downs is the Global Vice President for IBM Resiliency Services in IBM Global Technology Services. He is focused on addressing Business Resiliency needs of clients in all industries across the enterprise, from DC/ facilities, compute platform, data, applications, organization skills and processes aligned to the strategy and vision of our clients. IBM Resiliency Services is recognized as the leading provider of Resiliency Managed services around the world. 
Since joining IBM in 1996 in London, England, Allen has held a broad range of leadership positions in IBM, including Business Development and Sales Leadership across the board spectrum of the IBM Global Technology Services Businesses. He has vast global experience, working with Global Clients around the world, covering multiple industries from Manufacturing, Banking and Finance to Distribution.