December 2017 Joint Chapter Meeting with ISACA


Pre Dinner Topic: Cyber Security Trends for 2017 and Beyond

 In this session, we will dig into the changing threats facing our IT, information security and risk teams. We will look at why organizations are failing at such a high rate and what we can do to improve our people, process and technology programs to combat the sophisticated threats that our organizations face today. The threats and the threat actors have evolved, we will discuss strategies and tactics to get ahead. 

Presenter: Mike Lipinski

Mike is a Principal in the Cybersecurity practice at Plante Moran. Mike has spent 29 years in information technology, 20 plus of those focused on information and security risk. Mike has hands on experience building, managing and maturing IT, information security, risk, governance, business continuity and privacy programs in his roles as CIO, CTO, and CISO. Mike has also worked with numerous clients across industries such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, pharma, automotive, manufacturing, government, aviation and energy to assess, design, and build run and develop risk, IT governance, and information security programs. Mike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and trade events and is published regularly in white papers, blogs, news and magazines. 

 After Dinner Topic: Auditing the General Data Protection Regulation: A Windfall for Tylenol

Enforcement of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will begin on May 25, 2018. It affects companies directing advertising to persons in the EU, doing behavioral tracking of EU persons, or maintaining a subsidiary in the EU regardless of your company's location. The law was passed in 2016 and we are presently in a "transition period" which, by some accounts, has been ignored and unrecognized by many organizations. Many record keeping, disclosure requirements, consent tracking and third party vendor oversight efforts are required. Will your organization be up to the task? Auditors are essential to successful transition and ongoing operations. If you are caught in the GDPR web, the time to act is now. Adjusting your data handling processes, revising consumer disclosures, creating processes for honoring new or expanded privacy rights, maybe even altering business structure are just a few of the considerations. Demonstrating your compliance through documentation is a must. Oh yeah, you might just need a new data privacy officer, too. And of course on the to-do list is buying a lot of Tylenol to get through it all.

Presenters: Keith Cheresko and Robert L. Rothman

Keith Cheresko is a Principal of Privacy Associates International LLC. Previously, Mr. Cheresko served as a general counsel of the Ponemon Institute, a privacy research organization, primary privacy counsel and a de facto privacy leader at Ford Motor Company and presently serves as a Chair of the governing Council of State Bar of Michigan IT Law Sections and Co-Chair of the Section's Privacy Law Committee. He is the Vice President of the InfraGard Michigan Members Alliance, Inc. a public private partnership between industry and the FBI, and past president of the Detroit Chapter of ISACA. 

Robert L. Rothman is a Principal of Privacy Associates International LLC. Previously, Mr. Rothman served as Chief Privacy Officer of General Motors Corporation, Vice President and General Counsel of General Motors International Operations, General Counsel of General Motors Europe and Delphi Automotive Systems. He is an Adjunct Professor at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School teaching privacy and international law courses and has taught Privacy law as an Adjunct Professor at the Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Rothman is on the governing Council of the State Bar of Michigan International Law Section as well as the Information Technology Law Section, where he is a Co-Chair of the Privacy Law Committee. he is a frequent speaker at legal, business and government functions.

 Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 to receive a refund.  If you find that you are unable to attend the meeting after the cancellation deadline, you may find a replacement and notify the Chapter Administrator at  In the case of inclement weather, please contact the venue at 734-462-4610 to determine if the meeting will be held.  Refunds will be processed only if the venue cancels the event. 

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