Strengthen your IG Toolbox: Maneuvering through Real and Virtual Threats

February 15, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Pacific Gas & Electric
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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(This event  is approved for 3 CRM & 3 IGP Credits) 

What’s in your Toolbox?  Do you have the right tools to support the internal Information Governance and Records and Information Management practices that sustain robust and secure systems for your organization?  Join us Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for ARMA Golden Gate's Spring Seminar and get sharpened up.

The Chapter is excited this year to start our seminar with two highly qualified and engaging speakers in the arena of Cyber Security; Malcolm Palmore with the FBI's Cyber Branch and Nithan Sannappa with the Federal Trade Commission.   

Rounding up the seminar will be an interactive Panel Discussion with several leading industry consultants, advisors and practitioners in the IG and RIM arena. 

Malcolm (MK) Palmore's discussion will focus on The Cyber Threat Landscape and Intrusion Investigations and Nithan Sannappa will present Starting with Security: Lessons Learned from FTC Cases. 

Malcolm (MK) Palmore, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Cyber Branch, FBI San Francisco – San Jose RA. Mr. Palmore serves as the leader of the San Francisco FBI Cyber Branch. His responsibilities include the strategic and operational management of several teams of cyber intrusion investigators, computer scientists and digital forensics personnel. Mr. Palmore entered on duty with the FBI in 1997. His assignments, in addition to San Francisco, have included FBIHQ, and the Sacramento and Los Angeles Field Offices. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Palmore supervised and conducted investigations in International and Domestic Terrorism, Cyber Terrorism, Civil Rights, Public Corruption, Organized Crime, Violent Crimes, and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) development. Mr. Palmore’s certifications include the ISC2 – CISSP and the GIAC – GISP. He earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and a MBA from Pepperdine University. Prior to the FBI, Mr. Palmore served as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Nithan Sannappa is a Senior Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection where he enforces federal consumer protection laws concerning privacy and data security. Sannappa has been instrumental in the agency’s recent enforcement activities related to software and product security in the Internet of Things (IoT), leading cases related to the failure to secure consumer products. He has played a significant role in the agency’s efforts in the area of mobile privacy and security, leading cases against mobile application developers. Sannappa advises divisions within the FTC, Congressional offices and other federal agencies on privacy and data security policy and legislative matters. Sannappa graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.

Bringing it Home: Security, IG & You – an interactive panel discussion.
Our panelist of leading industry consultants, advisors and practitioners in the IG and RIM arena include:

  • Moderator: Kimberly Quan, Chief Operations Officer | VP Information Governance, Dragon Discovery

Kimberly has over 20 years' experience in the areas of information governance, complex business and cross-border litigation, transactional analysis, business affairs, risk mitigation and legal technologies, advising top legal firms and Fortune 200 companies.

  • Panelist: Gillian Glass, Director of Practice Support, Paralegals and Information Governance, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

  • Panelist: Megan Hertzler, Director, Enterprise Information Governance, Pacific Gas & Electric

  • Panelist: Mark Diamond, President & CEO, Contoural,Inc.

  • Panelist: Jeffrey Richards, Director of Information Technology, Wendel Rosen LLP


SEMINAR SPONSORS this year include; returning sponsor Corodata, your trusted vendor for Off-site Information Management and new sponsor GlassIG, a SaaS vendor that provides information lifecycle management for cloud and on-premise content in the Information Governance arena. And a special Thank You to PG&E for the use of their facilities and continued support of our Chapter.


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Additional Seminar details: 

  • Approved for 3 CRM & 3 IGP Credits
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
  • Easy Financial District access - Steps from the Embarcadero BART Station and Market Street bus line.
  • No Refunds after February 8th, 2017, but substitutions are permitted with advanced notification received prior to 2/14/17.





$70.00 Golden Gate Member Ticket

$90.00 Non-GG Member Ticket