Jody R. Westby

Global Cyber Risk LLC

Ms. Westby is CEO of Global Cyber Risk and provides consulting services in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, and cyber governance. She is a professional blogger for Forbes and also serves as Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Computer Science. She authors a regular column for Leader’s Edge magazine, published by the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Ms. Westby co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Privacy & Computer Crime Committee and its Cybercrime Committee. Her firm is a strategic partner of leading insurance brokerages and law firms. Ms. Westby performs risk assessments of cybersecurity programs, develops robust incident response plans, advises boards and senior executives on the governance of cybersecurity, and performs data mapping and digital asset inventories. Ms. Westby speaks globally and is the author of several books and articles on cybersecurity, cyber conflict, and enterprise security programs. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law School and is a member of the Order of the Coif, American Bar Foundation, and Cosmos Club.

My Sessions

Effective Security Awareness Training for Law Firm Personnel

Columbus AB

Phishing and social engineering scams are pandemic, as criminals increasingly target law firms to access financial accounts or hold your data for ransom. Education is your first step in an ethical approach to protecting against common cyberattacks, and helping employees to become a part of your “human firewall.” Learn how attackers penetrate firm defenses, and […]


Guarding Your Digital Castle: Using Managed Security

Columbus AB

Keeping your network and client data safe from ransomware, botnets and other dangers may be an ethical responsibility, but it can be a full time job! Sometimes it makes sense to let someone else help out. Our experts will discuss the options for using managed security services in your practice, and when it makes sense […]

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