RANE and Debevoise & Plimpton to Host Risk Management Roundtable on Economic Espionage

Focus on steps companies can take to protect corporate assets and shareholder value

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today announced that the 2018 RANE Risk Management Roundtable on Economic Espionage will take place on March 14, 2018, in New York City.

The summit will explore the risks associated with economic espionage from multiple perspectives and provide pragmatic steps companies can take to prevent or mitigate these risks and protect their valuable IP.

The agenda will include a keynote presentation by Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a keynote interview with Bill Priestap, Head of the Counterintelligence Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

The sessions will focus on understanding this environment, with a focus on pragmatic ways that organizations can prepare for, mitigate, and respond to these risks. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Espionage actors, tactics, and targets
  • Governance issues surrounding corporate espionage
  • Law enforcement perspective on threats to corporate IP
  • Developing a corporate counter-intelligence program

“Threats to companies’ IP and other sensitive information have exploded in recent years and come both from insiders and state-sponsored hackers, sometimes in combination,” said Luke Dembosky, Co-Chair of Debevoise’s global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “We will address what companies should be doing to address the range of technical, legal, governance and other practical challenges presented by these threats.”

Details on the full agenda and speakers can be found on the RANE website at

“Corporate intellectual property is under attack from a number of threats, including traditional covert actions and newer cyber hacks,” said Steve Roycroft, CEO of RANE. “In addition to the financial, operational, and reputational risk to companies, these actions can also pose a threat to our economic and national security, making this event both timely and critical.”

Continuing Legal Education credits for this program will be provided.  Attendance is by invitation only – please email events@ranenetwork.com for registration information.

About Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.

About RANE
RANE (Risk Assistance Network + Exchange) is an information and advisory services company that connects business leaders to critical risk insights and expertise, enabling risk and security professionals to more efficiently address their most pressing challenges and drive better risk management outcomes. RANE clients receive access to a global network of credentialed risk experts, curated network intelligence, risk news monitoring, in-house analysts and subject matter experts, and collaborative knowledge-sharing events. Learn more at www.ranenetwork.com.

Tim Allik