PLDO Joins Compass IT Compliance for the 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium Featuring National and Local Cyber Security Experts and U.S. Congressman James Langevin

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC (PLDO) Partner Brian J. Lamoureux, a national authority on social and digital media law, and Senior Counsel Joel K. Goloskie, who provides privacy and security counsel to a range of privately-held and publicly-traded companies, will be featured speakers at the 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium, hosted by Compass IT Compliance, on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Meehan Overlook in North Providence. The symposium is being held in recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness and educate individuals and businesses about how to prevent and protect against the threat of online attacks by cyber criminals. U.S. Congressman James Langevin will headline the event’s speaking program, along with prominent federal and state law enforcement officials and cyber security professionals in business and academia.

The program includes multiple panels with industry-leading presenters covering topics such as “The Art of the Attack,” a review of cyber initiatives and concerns at the federal and state level, “cyber liability insurance 101,” business continuity planning and resiliency, and social and digital media legal issues and data protection strategies to minimize online cyber attacks.

Joining PLDO attorneys Lamoureux and Goloskie as speakers during the day-long symposium are Mark Weatherford, the nation’s first Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security and presently the Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour; Captain John Alfred of the Rhode Island State Police Cyber Crimes Unit and Fusion Center Commander; Lt Col Christopher N. Allen, the Detachment Commander and Director of Operations, 102d Cyberspace Operations Squadron in North Kingstown; Jesse Roberts, Professor of Cybersecurity and Network Engineering at the New England Institute of Technology; Brian Kelly, CISSP, CISM, CEH, MSIA, Chief Information Security Officer at Quinnipiac University; Mike Barry, VP of Information Technology at Coghlin Companies, Inc., and Warren Smay, Chief Technology Officer at Clear Harbor, LLC.

Registration is open to the public. Tickets are $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. All proceeds will go to The Sargent Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island. For more information about the symposium, speakers and to register, visit 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium.

Attorney Lamoureux is a member of PLDO’s Employment, Litigation, Cyber Law, and Corporate & Business Teams. His extensive practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, construction law, social media law, and creditors’ rights. In addition to being an accomplished business litigator, he is a frequent guest speaker, published author and broadcast commentator on social and digital media legal issues in the news, having made appearances on WPRI-TV, WJAR-TV, WPRO-AM, and NECN-TV. He also created and teaches an MBA-level course called “Digital and Social Media in the Business Environment” at his alma mater, Providence College, where he is also a Practitioner Faculty member. In 2011, he was honored for his achievements by Providence Business News with a 40 Under Forty award. Attorney Lamoureux holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law. At the same time, he received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is qualified to serve as a receiver in Rhode Island Superior Court.

Attorney Goloskie is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Business Law, Health Care Law, Cyber Law and Litigation Teams. His extensive practice ranges from assisting clients with corporate and regulatory compliance issues to HIPAA privacy matters to contract drafting and management, and mergers and acquisitions. He has written extensively on cybersecurity issues and is the author of The Real Risk Of GDPR Non-Compliance In Your Organization and Why Cyber Insurance is Not Enough. Prior to his law career, he founded a highly successful health care consulting firm, providing reimbursement, compliance and strategic advisory services to over sixty hospitals in fifteen states. Attorney Goloskie received a J.D. from Boston College Law School, an M.B.A. from Webster University, and a B.S. from Thomas College. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island and was recognized by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in America for 2019 by Best Lawyers® for his health care practice.

For information about how PLDO can assist with your organization’s cyber security compliance planning and strategies and other related legal or business issues, please contact attorneys Lamoureux and Goloskie at or email and For information about PLDO, visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara (“PLDO”) attorneys are highly skilled with a proven track record of achievement representing clients with respect to complex matters in a wide range of disciplines and industries. The founders of PLDO were formerly partners in an international law firm and are trained in multiple disciplines. The primary areas of practice for the firm include business law, special masterships, government relations and legislative strategies, civil litigation, real estate development, commercial lending, municipal law, nonprofit law, cyber law, health care law, white collar defense, estate planning, probate administration and trust litigation. The core values of respect, integrity, quality service and responsiveness are stressed each day at PLDO and the firm is committed to supporting the community in a meaningful way. The firm is headquartered at 1301 Atwood Avenue in Johnston, RI with offices in Massachusetts and Florida. For more information, visit

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