[GALA Connected 2021: Bounce Forward] Cybersecurity 2021: What Every Language Business Organization Needs to Know!

06 Oct 2021

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Governance risk and compliance (GRC) has increasingly become a critical operational component for language companies doing business today. Over the past several years, regulatory compliance trends have grown exponentially across regional and global markets. The data security and data privacy posture of the typical language service organization has become a mandatory assessment. It is no longer feasible for businesses to ignore or delay plans and programs for compliance remediation and certification – the risks and costs for non-compliance can be disastrous.

This informational session features a moderated panel of deeply experienced compliance industry experts. These compliance industry veterans weigh in on what every language industry organization must know today to ensure that their Cybersecurity posture is in check. Topics range from contrasting and comparing different global healthcare privacy and security trends, regulations and requirements to updates on specific security and privacy legislation like the GDPR, HIPAA, and others. The panel also discusses key certification programs like SOC-2, HITRUST, ISO 27001 and lay out a practical roadmap to prepare for a successful audit and how to achieve certification.

Host organization: Boostlingo

Event Speakers

Dieter Runge

VP and Co-Founder at Boostlingo a language software and technology company, our Boostlingo platform is an end-to-end SAAS based Interpretation Management and Delivery Platform. I have worked in and around the language industry since 1998 managing language business operations and also sales and marketing activities throughout the US, Canada, Europe, India, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and throughout South East Asia. Presently located near Sydney, Australia.

Jose Costa

Jose has spent 15+ years overseeing audit and compliance departments and the Big 4 consulting firms. At Tugboat Logic, he is an internal and external security expert responsible for managing the company's security posture and guiding a team of audit subject matter experts. As a former auditor, he uses his deep, practical knowledge of security frameworks to help customer simplify their audit and certification process through technology.

Mark Arnold

Mark Arnold has a 15+ cybersecurity career, serving 8 of those years in leadership roles. As a transformational leader, Mark has built security teams and programs, authored maturity model blueprints to optimize risk management processes, and implemented security domain practices at large enterprises and service providers. Mark’s areas of interest include cloud security, threat intelligence, and vulnerability research, nation-state attack methods and related activities (e.g. information operations and disinformation campaigns) and their collective impact on nations and society. Mark recently completed an executive education cohort on the intersection of cybersecurity and technology at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Mark also commits time to the security community as an OWASP chapter and InfoSecWorld board member, among others. He holds industry certifications and has satisfied his intellectual curiosity with earned degrees from Stanford (BSEE), Princeton Seminary (Mdiv), and Harvard University (AM, Ph.D.). He is a former competitive gymnast and an ordained minister but, most importantly, cherishes his role as a husband and dad who thrives on hugs.

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