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2021 IT/Cyber Security Briefing

November 17, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

BioNJ Virtual Briefing:
Topics in ESG and Beyond: Cyber, IT, Tax and More
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


A diverse group of issues faces the industry these days. Whether governance, finance, taxes, IT, cybersecurity or health equity and diversity, there are so many challenges to keep us up at night. We hope you will join us for a program presented jointly by the BioNJ Finance Forum and IT/Cybersecurity Committee intended to address these important topics.

Our speakers will cover recent tax policy changes, essential topics in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG), budget sensitive ways that you can benchmark and improve your company’s cybersecurity insurance costs and employee training, IT bandwidth and overall cybersecurity culture. Plus, Two Special Agents in Charge from the FBI will discuss the latest cyber threats!

Whether you work with or for a company developing its first-ever product, those that market well-established brands or those that support them, you will come away with new ideas and valuable tools.

An Interactive Agenda
8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8:35 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Landscape, Vulnerability & Risk
Two Special Agents in Charge from the FBI will discuss the latest threat landscape and review steps to mitigate new and upcoming cyber-threats.
Two Special Agents in Charge, FBI Newark, New Jersey Division
9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Cyber Insurance: What You Don’t Know Could Cost You
During this session, we will discuss what you need to know to evaluate your cyber insurance policy and differentiate your risk in a difficult coverage market in order to moderate the rapidly increasing costs of cyber insurance.
Timothy Marlin, JD, MBA, Senior Vice President & Cyber Product Development Leader, Marsh, Inc.
9:50 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
INTERACTIVE SESSION: Email Security Workshop Session
As email is the culprit in 90% of cyber breaches, during this interactive workshop, we will demonstrate how easily email can be utilized to access your corporate infrastructure and discuss easy processes on how to mitigate risk without hindering productivity.
Discussion Leaders:
Michael Abboud, Chief Executive Officer, TetherView
Mark Pellegrino, Chief Information Officer, Insmed
10:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. 
Tax Update
Join our experts for an overview of recent tax policy and practice changes that affect the life sciences industry. Discussion to include updates on State CBT Technical Corrections and Form Changes, Build Back Better Act Potential Tax Implications and SEC accounting rules.
Leonard DiMeglio, Director, State and Local Tax, PwC
Andrew Prior, Managing Director, Washington National Tax Services Tax Policy Services, PwC
10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Diversity & Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
D&I, a component of the social pillar of ESG, has generated significant attention in the media and from investors who are now incorporating ESG considerations within their investment processes. Life science companies are uniquely positioned to lead the charge. Join us for a discussion on Diversity & ESG as there is real financial and social value at stake for getting ESG right.
Elizabeth Baca, MD, MPA, Specialist Leader for Health Care & Life Science Strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP
11:30 a.m. 
Closing Remarks


Thank you to our sponsors


November 17, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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