June 29 Lunch & Learn


Topic: Understanding Ransomware Attacks

Summary: What you need to know to prepare, protect, and survive a ransomware attack.  Join us for perspectives from law enforcement, corporate leaders, and outside counsel to learn the steps we need to take to assist in protecting our organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of ransomware attacks
  • Explore best practices for preparation and mitigation strategies to enlist if a ransomware attack occur
  • Understand the most effective steps to take if your organization is the target of a ransomware

Date & Agenda: Tuesday, June 29, 2021  11:00am – 1pm.

11:00 AM: Welcome & Intros
11:10 AM: Program, including breakout discussion groups
12:45 PM: Q&A

Audience: This event is open to all compliance & ethics professionals.

CEU/CLE: We are happy to provide up to 2.0 credits for SHRM.  This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and the GA Bar and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs (SCCE) and CLEs (GA Bar). Credits will be issued based on actual run time and attendance.

Additionally, participants can request a participation certificate to use to self-submit for other professional development credits, including CPEs with the GA State Accountancy Board.

Location: A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Cost: $75 non-members | No cost to current ACE members


  • Tyson Fowler | Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation – Atlanta Office
    Tyson has over 10 years of experience working on cyber matters, computer intrusions, and cyber criminal cases with a focus on Ransomware.
  • Elizabeth Hinson | Partner & Chair, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP + Founder, Atlanta Women in Cyber Roundtable
    Bess Hinson is a Partner and Chair of the Cybersecurity & Privacy Practice at Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Her primary areas of concentration include cyber and data risk management and governance, breach preparedness and response, crisis management, and global data privacy compliance. Bess represents clients at all stages of incident response from investigation, notification, remediation, managing privacy class action risks, and defense of litigation and regulatory inquiry. She regularly counsels clients on cross-border data flows and navigating conflicts between foreign privacy laws and U.S. compliance obligations. She oversees and coordinates EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance assessment and implementation programs for clients. Bess is the founder of the Atlanta Women in Cybersecurity Roundtable. She received her law degree from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and her bachelor’s degree from Yale College.
  • Stacey Keegan | Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, The Home Depot
    Stacey serves as Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel for The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In this role, she leads the multinational retailer’s Privacy and Data Compliance Program and provides advice and counsel on strategic enterprise-wide privacy, data governance and cybersecurity matters, including online and offline marketing and operational privacy practices involving consumer, B2B and employee data. She also leads the Commercial Transactions team which supports the company’s Technology, E-commerce, Payments, and Indirect Procurement channels. Ms. Keegan received her Juris Doctorate from the Emory University School of Law, her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University, and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/C) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).


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