Linn F. Freedman - Partner - Robinson+Cole
Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, and complex litigation. She is a member of Robinson+Cole's Business Litigation Group and chairs its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Ms. Freedman focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations, as well as emergency data breach response, mitigation and litigation. She also counsels clients on state and federal data privacy and security investigations.
She has been ranked nationwide by Chambers in the field of Privacy and Data Security since 2012, is CIPP/US certified and JD Supra's #1 Top Author in Cybersecurity since 2016.
Christopher Mellon - Director, IT Risk & Assurance Services - Marcum, LLP.
Christopher Mellen is currently a Director in IT Risk and Assurance Services with Marcum LLP. He is a former U.S. Marine and White House cyber executive having more than 20 years of public-and-private-sector Information technology experience. Christopher has significant experience advising organizations on the alignment of IT strategy, information security and data protection in the government, financial services, natural resources, healthcare and technology sectors.
Chris’ background includes leading and managing IT and security teams to include security operations, threat intelligence, insider threat, Identity Access Management, mainframe security administration, active directory administration, vulnerability management, system hardening, and applied cryptography. He was also a computer crimes specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) providing cyber security training both nationally and internationally.
Meghan Martinez - Information Security Analist - FM Global
Meghan Martinez is currently responsible for threat and vulnerability management programming and compliance (NIST/CIS). Passionate about cyber threat intelligence, security awareness training, and education and workforce development. Maintain close affiliation with Rhode Island Joint Cyber Task Force, with high commitment to public/private partnership as relates to cyber security, risk, and assurance.
Information Security Analyst currently in charge of third party penetration testing for both the enterprise and internet-facing applications. Responsible for threat identification and vulnerability management, as well as compliance mapping to NIST and CIS controls. Participates in risk assessments and evaluations based on known and potential vulnerabilities and threats facing the industry. Interfaces with other business lines to ensure balance of security and business continuity.