Information Governance and Information Security

March 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Holliday Inn at Ballston
4610 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
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6:00-6:30pm Registration & Networking with Peers (Cash bar available)
6:30-7:30pm Buffet Dinner
7:30-8:30pm Monthly Meeting Program 

Keeping Data Safe: The Need for Information Governance and Information Security to Work Together

In an age of data leaks, breaches, and cybersecurity threats, it’s increasingly critical to do all we can to protect the information we manage. In this case study we will learn how the Information Governance and Information Security teams at Grant Thornton LLP partnered to significantly advance the firm’s data protect capabilities. Elizabeth Adkins, Director of Information Governance, and will talk about how she and her colleague, Syed Hussaini, Director of IT Risk and Compliance, developed expertise, policies, processes, and technologies to significantly advance the firm’s ability to safeguard the firm’s information as well as the information the firm manages for clients, employees and other third parties.

Our chapter theme this year is: "Records Management: Not Just a Job - A Profession."

Find out why so many people keep coming back to ARMA NOVA meetings.

  • Attendees can earn 1 CEU for many credentials, including CRM and IGP, and potentially PMP, CIP, etc.

  • Create or strengthen connections with colleagues and potential business partners.

  • Hear from world-class speakers on cutting edge Records and Information Management and Information Governance topics.

Speaker: Elizabeth Adkins, CRM, IGP, CA, Grant Thornton

Elizabeth W. Adkins, CRM, CA Emeritus, IGP, is Director, Information Governance at Grant Thornton, LLP. She is accountable for implementing and administering an enterprise-wide information governance and content management strategy designed to manage the firm’s records and information assets, regardless of media, over their entire life cycle.

Adkins is a highly respected thought leader and experienced subject matter expert in information governance, including records management, data privacy, e-discovery, and information security. She has a proven track record of leadership and success in a variety of industries – consumer products (Kraft Foods), manufacturing (Ford Motor Company), and professional services (CSC and Grant Thornton). She is skilled in establishing policies, processes, technology tools, and employee training and awareness to leverage and control information assets in a consistent manner.

Adkins is a certified Information Governance Professional, Certified Archivist Emeritus, Certified Records Manager, and a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She has a long and distinguished track record of professional leadership, including serving as treasurer and president of SAA, president of the Academy of Certified Archivists, a faculty member of the Electronic Discovery Institute, and a leader in ARMA International. She recently served as chairman of the board of the Northern Virginia chapter of ARMA, and has been voted Chapter Leader of the Year for five of the past six years.


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