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Cyber Stars in Atlanta: Cyber "2.0" for Directors

April 11, 2018
Atlanta, GA

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Member Price: $50
Non-Member Price: $50



Cyber risk is a perennial topic of discussion in the boardroom, yet we routinely see headlines about top companies falling prey to cyber-attacks. Join us at the Metro Atlanta Chamber offices to learn from our renowned panel of Atlanta-based experts and directors on the leading edge of cyber risk mitigation and crisis oversight. 

  • Learn about the latest types of cyber-risk and business implications that can affect any company, regardless of size or industry
  • Discover how market leaders are working to safeguard their assets
  • Hear key questions the board should be asking management
  • Understand how your board is pacing with the rapidly-evolving progression of cybersecurity oversight

Moderated by Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO, and corporate director, Hala Moddelmog, our distinguished panel features:

Mike Cote, President & CEO, Secureworks

Phyllis W. Newhouse, President & CEO, Xtreme Solutions, Inc.

Pieter Penning, Partner-Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC

Attendees will receive a free copy of Cyber-Risk Oversight: Director's Handbook Series 

Location and Time


Metro Atlanta Chamber
191 Peachtree St NE Ste 3400
Atlanta, GA 30303

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Speaker Spotlight


Hala Moddelmog

Hala Moddelmog is a business and civic leader with more than 20 years in president and CEO roles. She also serves as a corporate director for two NYSE companies – FLEETCOR Technologies and Lamb Weston – and as a board member of several blue-chip nonprofit organizations. As the first female president and CEO of the nearly 160-year-old Metro Atlanta Chamber, Hala works on behalf of FORTUNE 500 companies and SMEs in the country’s ninth largest metro region. Prior to joining MAC, Hala was president of Arby’s Restaurant Group, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the first woman to lead an international restaurant company as president of Church’s Chicken. Hala’s current nonprofit boards include Georgia Public Broadcasting appointed by the Governor of Georgia, Woodruff Arts Center, The Alliance Theatre co-chair for 2017-2019 and Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. Hala has a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Georgia Southern University. She has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Management. Georgia Southern University awarded Hala an Honorary Doctorate of Letters.

Mike Cote

Mike Cote became chairman and CEO of Secureworks in February of 2002 and led the company through an acquisition by Dell in February of 2011. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become one of the leading security solutions firms. Prior to joining Secureworks, Mike held executive positions with Talus Solutions, a pricing and revenue management software firm acquired by Manugistics in 2000. Mike joined Talus from MSI Solutions, a web application development and systems integration company where he was Chief Operating Officer. In addition to other technology executive roles, Mike's early career included international assignments with KPMG. His leadership style is marked by open communication, high integrity, and a client-centric philosophy. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Business Executives for National Security. Mike is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting.

Phyllis W. Newhouse

Phyllis W. Newhouse, is the CEO and Co-founder of Xtreme Solutions, Inc. Phyllis is a retired United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer. Phyllis Newhouse founded Xtreme Solutions in 2002. Xtreme Solutions is an end-to-end IT services and solutions provider, with offerings that range from IT business consulting to state-of-the-art cyber security consulting and forensic analysis. Xtreme Solutions delivers advanced cybersecurity and information security products to the federal marketplace. We provide endpoint malware detection, memory forensics, reverse engineering, and incident response products and services. Xtreme Solutions is distinguished by seasoned and exceptional professionals with the business acumen to align our customers’ needs. Xtreme Solutions prides itself on providing the honesty, integrity, and service necessary for long-term client partnerships by delivering within the agreed price and schedule. Xtreme Solutions is dedicated to the delivery of quality services contributing to the well-being of our communities throughout the world. Xtreme Solutions, Inc. has been recognized by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) as one of the top 50 Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Businesses in 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013, Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards honors Xtreme Solutions, Inc. for ranking 5th in Georgia jobs creation, 10th in revenue and 18th in job growth over the past three years. Xtreme Solutions, Inc. has an affiliation with AT&T’s Operation Hand Salute Mentor Protégé Program. Additionally, Xtreme Solutions Inc. has been noted as one of the fastest growing companies in America making the Inc 500/5000 last 5 years. Phyllis Newhouse is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). She also serves on the Executive Board of WPO. Phyllis was recently award the WPO leadership award. She has received numerous military awards and recognitions over the years. She was recently selected as 2014 Womenetics POW Award recipient. She was a winner of Ernst & Young 2013 class of Entrepreneurial Winning Women. She has been awarded the 2012 Marilyn Johnson Women of Color Achievement Award. Phyllis currently serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc., and Enterprising Women Magazine Board of Advisors. She is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). She has received numerous military awards and recognitions over the years. Phyllis currently serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Inc., and Enterprising Women Magazine Board of Advisors.

Pieter Penning

Pieter is a Partner in the Cyber Security and Privacy practice based in Atlanta. His engagements have included a range of organizations with focus in the Media and Entertainment, Hospitality, Technology and Retail and Consumer industries. As a leader in his field, Pieter helps his clients achieve their objectives through the successful delivery of complex cyber security solutions. He has led various enterprise-wide payment security compliance engagements as well as a broad range of cyber security-related initiatives for leading global and US-based companies. In achieving outcomes, he works with clients to define and implement strategies and solutions for addressing complex cyber security challenges and opportunities. Pieter brings to his engagements a keen sense of collaboration. Clients appreciate his thoughtful approach to problem solving, as well as his ability to define actionable plans and solutions aligned with the compliance obligations, risk appetite and vision of the organization. He is also experienced in payment card data breach response and remediation, compliance cost and risk reduction and assisting organizations develop and implement sustainable cyber security risk reduction and compliance programs. Pieter is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and holds the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and ISO 27001 Lead Implementer certifications.



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