For close to 10 years, Shea Leitch has served as a trusted advisor to multinational companies who rely on her to provide timely and practical advice as they build and adapt their global privacy and security programs. A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, E), Shea’s in-depth knowledge of privacy and data security issues makes her a sought-after counselor to companies in various sectors, including the social media, advertising, retail and automotive sectors.
In her practice, Shea has assisted various clients with the development of international, enterprise-wide data protection programs. In light of the constantly evolving nature of data protection law, she routinely advises clients regarding the adaptation of existing privacy programs to satisfy new legislation. Shea also provides targeted guidance on privacy compliance for clients using cutting-edge technologies, such as biometrics, artificial intelligence and advertising technology. As a strategic advisor, Shea helps clients bring products to market, by identifying practical solutions that facilitate business growth and innovation, while mitigating legal and regulatory risk.
Proactively, Shea assists her clients to assess and develop their cybersecurity capabilities to meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements and respond to increasingly advanced threats. In addition to her cybersecurity counseling practice, she brings deep experience regarding the detection, containment, investigation, notification and regulatory follow-up arising from security incidents.
National leaders have asked critical infrastructure sectors to raise cybersecurity shields from a range of cyber bad actors for one reason – Cyber threats are more than a risk to data and privacy – A cyber attack directed at connected operational technologies can have catastrophic consequences for public safety, health, and our way of life. In response, OT cyber industry leaders have developed initiatives to incentivize investments in the mitigation of cyber risk. National experts will discuss emerging trends in OT cyber threats, how the risk can be mitigated, and the current state of risk transfer to insurance.