Cybersecurity Roundtable: Virtual Safety in the Real World

Thursday, November 8: 9:30am – 11:30am

Got data? We collect and house sensitive tenant information in performing our work. Are you sure it is being protected properly? And even if you are not a management company, EVERYONE is susceptible to cyber security issues. Learn general tips and best practices to keep your business's and your own information safe while working online, in emails, or on your smartphone. Topics for roundtable discussion could include: securing tenant data, mobile security and best practices, how to minimize your digital risk at the corporate and at the individual level, and you have been compromised – now what?


Buddy Butler, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing
Mr. Butler joined Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) in January 2008 as an intern with the Acquisitions department while working on his Masters at the Ohio State University, and in June 2009, upon the completion of his Masters, joined the Finance staff in Reserves Processing. In 2013, he joined Asset Management as a Compliance Coordinator where he tracks leasing activity and credit delivery while also monitoring regulatory compliance. In his role as Media and Design Specialist, he maintains the company website, assists in the production of e-learning modules, creates graphics for events and promotional materials, and produces the company PR blasts. His responsibilities as the Reserves Processor included processing reserve withdrawal requests for OCCH partners and establishing and monitoring property reserve accounts with the banks. During his time as a development intern, Mr. Butler helped package and prepare LIHTC applications and Federal Home Loan Bank AHP applications. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University.


Jill S. Kirila, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Jill Kirila serves as co-leader of the Squire Patton Boggs global Labor & Employment Practice. She combines a focus on results with a client-centric approach to serving clients in a broad range of industries, including technology, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services. Jill partners with clients to understand their business objectives, see beyond the legal issues and formulate a practical, real-world approach to solving labor and employment problems. She draws on her extensive multistate counseling and litigation experience before federal and state courts and administrative agencies to design early, aggressive litigation and litigation avoidance strategies that combine creativity, commitment to understanding the client's business and the client's ultimate goals. She has counseled and defended employers against and involving all types of discrimination claims, wage and hour class and collective actions and disputes in federal courts, and executive (including ERISA) benefits and breach of contract claims. A key part of Jill's practice is advising on executive compensation, benefits and contract matters, from structuring the relationship to executing a removal strategy when necessary, and defending or prosecuting resulting claims, including post-termination non-compete and trade secret breaches. Having represented employers for more than 20 years, she also uses her extensive knowledge of labor and employment law to advise high-level executives and top management teams on the full strategy of executive contract negotiation.

Brian Dwyer, thinkCSC
Brian Dwyer brings 12 years of vCIO experience with thinkCSC, a professional managed services and security firm in Columbus Ohio. As vCIO, Brian is responsible for understanding and mitigating the risks organizations face in the changing landscape of cyber security. In addition, his role includes planning and budgeting IT initiatives that align with organizational objectives while providing strategic direction to clients across a multitude of industries that span non-profit, corporate, and education sectors, focusing on cloud technologies and cyber security. As an active member on a number of non-profit IT committees and boards, Brian currently serves on the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce board of trustees as treasurer. A Fisher College of Business graduate at the Ohio State University, Brian is passionate about leveraging technology to help organizations execute their mission and achieve goals. A Parma, Ohio native, Brian resides in Columbus with his wife Annie where they spend their free time giving back to the community. They also enjoy traveling, particularly to most OSU football games.