Coordinating the Equifax Breach Response: Are Lawyers a Credit?

Event Description:

Responding to a data security breach requires the expertise of various IT professionals. Previous ISACA presentations have focused on the role of IT in breach response. At the same time, lawyers descend on the site of the breach. Why are lawyers involved in the breach response? This session will discuss the role of lawyers in responding to a data breach and best practices for coordinating legal and IT activities on parallel paths to serve the client well, using the Equifax data security breach as a model.


  • Wednesday, October 11
  • Registration and Check-In 2:00PM – 2:30PM
  • Featured Presentation 2:30PM - 4:30PM
  • Networking 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Speaker Biography:

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Our featured presenter is Andy Schlidt
Andy Schlidt is a corporate and technology lawyer with 20 years of experience in IT transactions, IT regulatory compliance and corporate matters. He is a member of the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team where he co-leads the Data Privacy & Security Practice. Andy works with clients to implement IT regulatory compliance plans, including in areas of data privacy, data security, breach response, and cyber risk management. In counseling clients, he draws upon his prior work experience in the Chicago office of Accenture and his Masters of Technology degree from Purdue University.