NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Cyber-Security Action Primer for Board Members, Without the Eye Rolling - April

April 16, 2015
Los Angeles, CA



As board members you have heard enough on cyber-security from the media and the experts to throw up your hands and roll your eyes.

Now is the time to listen to an expert in the field who will share his knowledge and give direction on how Boards can aggressively counteract the cyber-threats to their companies.

Dr. Schroth brings a unique perspective on this subject as he understands it from all sides - the companies, the government, the military, the CISO/CSO, the academia, the consultants, and most importantly, the hackers.  He has experience at the highest levels of Marriott Hotels, Pfizer, and Perot Systems, among others.  He has been a State Department Fulbright scholar on Information Sciences for 5 years and teaches at Wharton, Johns Hopkins, and American University.  He regularly advises all the major intelligence agencies of the Federal Government and also the Boards and CEO's of major corporations on cyber security.

According to Dr. Schroth, “80% of a typical company’s assets are now digital, but unfortunately 80% of the funds spent on cyber protection are wasted”.

NACD SoCal is proud to present Dr. Richard Schroth at this special lunch event.

Location and Time


The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
2nd Floor Dining Room
Los Angeles, CA 90071

11:00 a.m.:  Registration/Networking/Lunch
  1:15 p.m.:  Program Ends

Speaker Spotlight


Dr. Richard Schroth

Dr. Schroth is Managing Director of the Newport Board Group’s Global Technology Strategy, Innovation and Cyber Practice and the Axon Global Cyber Alliance, where he actively leads world-class teams of cyber professionals and board level advisors who seek to minimize the serious nature of cyber risk at the board level.

He was named to Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants in the World, is a member of the National Cyber Security Council, Sr. Advisor to the Executive Director of the National Healthcare ISAC, a Senior United States Fulbright Scholar in Information Sciences and has served as the Executive Scholar at Johns Hopkins, Executive-In- Residence at American University’s Kogod Business School and the Dean’s Senior Fellow at the Wharton School. He was also recently named an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

Dr. Schroth currently serves as a director on the boards of LifeSpan Sciences, Strong Oak Holdings, Executive Insights, LLC and Axon Global Alliance (specializing in cyber counter intelligence).

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell has over 35 years of experience advising investors, federal regulatory agencies, senior management and corporate boards of directors on financial reporting, risk management, valuation, governance, regulation, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He is a seasoned and recognized corporate boardroom leader and strategic advisor.

Mr. Mitchell was named "one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance" by Directorship magazine. Mr. Mitchell is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama.



2 NACD collaborative credits

Question about this Event?

Contact Anne Ettley
Southern California Chapter Administrator
phone: 310-817-0432

409 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., #565
Redondo Beach, CA, 90277