third-party-cyber-risk“Third Party Cyber Risk & Corporate Responsibility”
NYU Law, Center for Cybersecurity

“Proposed NY Cybersecurity Regulation: A Giant Leap Backward?”


“Law Enforcement Online: Innovative Doesn’t Mean Illegal”

Just Security

“One More Reason for Companies to Report Data Breaches”
Just Security

cybersecurity-partnerships“Cybersecurity Partnerships: A New Era of Public-Private Collaboration”
NYU Law, Center on Law and Security

cybersecurity-liability“After the Breach: Cybersecurity Liability Risk”
NYU Law, Center on Law and Security

“Cyberthreat Spawns New Era Of Public-Private Collaboration”

 “Cybercrime Investigation Body of Knowledge”CIBOKgroup.Apr19.2017

Judi is a contributing author to the  Cybercrime Investigation Body of Knowledge (author of Chapter One:  CyberCrime and Its Investigation), and appointed member of the CIBOK editorial committee.

Speaking Engagements

Jan 2018 / YPO Big Apple Gold’s “Worst Case Scenario” Series

Aquavit, New York City

January 23, 2018

Judi gave a “Cybersecurity Expert Briefing” for CEOs, addressing threats, risk management and best practices for cybersecurity governance, including necessary proactive measures and incident response.


Filmed in New York City (live webcast)

December 14, 2017

Judi addressed cybersecurity diligence issues for mergers and acquisitions on a panel with John Hauser, EY, and Joanna Fields, Aplomb Strategies Inc.; Daniel Perez, Donnelley Financial Solutions, moderated.

Dec 2017 / Cyber Insurance: Understanding Cyber Risks as a Strategic Business Threat

New York City

December 7, 2017

Judi discussed cybersecurity governance and risk management, including cyber insurance, regulatory and civil liability issues, and evolving technological threats, with Mark Sutton, VP-CISO, Bain Capital, and Shannon Groeber, SVP, JLT Specialty USA Cyber/E&O.  LTC Reid Sawyer, US Army (Ret.), SVP, JLT Specialty USA, moderated.

PLI Corporate Counsel Institute, New York City (and live webcast)

November 29, 2017

Judi served on the “Cybersecurity and Boards” panel with Leonard Bailey of the U.S. DOJ; and Peter E. Murphy, CEO of Wentworth Capital Management and corporate director of Tribune Media, Malibu Boats and The Stars Group; Katherine Mooney Carroll of Cleary Gottlieb moderated.

Nov 2017 / Cyber Defense Tool Limitations & What Our Leaders Should Be Doing About Them

Columbia University, Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy, New York City

November 11, 2017

Judi spoke on a panel with Timothy Ryan, EY, and Matthew Waxman, Columbia Law School. Jesse Greene, Jr., Board Member, Caterpillar Inc., and Senior Fellow, Richman Center, moderated.

Oct 2017 / Cybersecurity Regulation and Risk

Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute, New York City

October 18, 2017

Judi discussed cybersecurity regulation on a panel with moderator Micaela McMurrough, Covington; Michael McGowan, Stoz Friedberg; and Hilary Bonaccorsi, Dechert.

Oct 2017 / Cybersecurity Preparedness Tabletop

Panel-Style Tabletop Exercise (for invited businesses)

FBI-New York

October 11, 2017

Judi served on a panel with Richard Jacobs, ASAC-Cyber, FBI-NY; Ed Stroz, Founder and Co-President, Stroz Friedberg; and Josh Koplik, CISO, IAC.

Oct 2017 / Women Leaders in Cybersecurity: Emerging Technologies

NYU Center for Cybersecurity, New York City

October 3, 2017

Judi coordinated, hosted and delivered a keynote address at this full-day conference, with more than 500 registrants, addressing emerging technologies including IoT, AI and Blockchain.  Judi’s keynote address was:  “Emerging Technologies, Evolving Challenges, At the Intersection of Tech, Law & Policy.”  Judi’s fireside chat with IBM Global CISO Shamla Naidoo was:  “Global Cyber Risk & Opportunity:  What CEOs, CISOs, and Their Advisors, Should Know.”

Apr 2017 / Implementing the New DFS Cybersecurity Regulation

Cardozo Law, New York City

April, 28 2017

Judi discussed cybersecurity regulation on a panel with Nicollette Martin, Citi, and Craig Newman, PBW&T; Tom Brown, BRG moderated.

Apr 2017 / FinTech and Cybersecurity – The Cyber-Resilient Future: Prevent, Detect, Remediate

9/11 Memorial & Museum and Innovate Finance, New York City

April 27, 2017

Judi served on a panel discussing FinTech’s cybersecurity concerns with Justin Fier, Darktrace; Jon Hawes, Panaseer; and Ed Dickson, MSA Security. Rob Sloan, WSJ Pro, moderated.

CIBOKlaunchU.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC​

April 19, 2017

​Judi spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the book release of the Cybercrime Investigation Body of Knowledge (CIBOK).  Judi is a contributing author to the CIBOK (Chapter on CyberCrime and Its Investigation) and a member of the CIBOK editorial committee​.

Mar 2017 / GS Vendor Forum

Goldman Sachs, New York

​March 29, 2017

Judi delivered the ​Keynote ​Address, “M​anaging ​T​hird-​P​arty ​C​yber Risk.”

Mar 2017 / Women in the Legal Profession, “All About Privacy”

Association of the Bar for the City of New York

March 2, 2017

Judi participated on a panel ​regarding Privacy law and policy ​with former FTC commissioner Julie Brill​;​ Viacom ​SVP, ​Chief Privacy ​Counsel, Pauline Wen​; and Pfizer Corporate Counsel, Global Privacy, Joanna Levin.

Mar 2017 / Center for Cybersecurity: “Regulating Cybersecurity: Seeking a Streamlined Approach”


March 1, 2017

Judi convened national cybersecurity leaders from government, industry and academia, and facilitated a full-day closed​-door​ session, on bipartisan solutions to cybersecurity regulation and enforcement.

Feb 2017 / PWC Forensic Regional Workshop: Enforcement Update​

Marriott Marquis, New York City

February 15, 2017

​Judi discussed FCPA, Anti-Money-Laundering and Cybersecurity compliance issues on a panel with Patricia Etzold, PWC; John Carney, Baker Hostetler; and Warren Feldman, Skadden Arps​

Jan 2017 / Stripping Metadata, What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

New Jersey Bar Association Webinar

January 31, 2017

Judi gave a CLE lecture, along with Bryan Gorczyk of Renaissance Associates, on ethical obligations and practice tips involving metadata in electronic documents, including in light of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s recent rules and guidance.

Jan 2017 / Hot Topics in Cybersecurity: Ethics, Governance and Risk

Yale Club, New York City

January 26, 2017

Judi served on a panel discussing cybersecurity ethics, governance, and risk.

Metropolitan Club, New York City

December 7,  2016

Judi served on a panel discussing ethical considerations, as well as repetitional and logistical risks, regarding collecting and using personal information, and opportunities in data analysis for legal and business decision making.  Judi was joined by fellow panelists Rachel Barnett, General Counsel, Travelzoo, Justin Castillo, Head of Legal, BT Americas, and Jan Van Hoecke, CTO, RAVN-UK, and moderator Harriet Pearson, Partner, Hogan Lovells.

Dec 2016 / Reinventing the Legal Function: Executive Cybersecurity Briefing

Yale Club

December 1,  2016

Judi served on a panel providing an executive cybersecurity briefing and practice tips to corporate general counsels.

Practicing Law Institute, New York City

November 30, 2016

Judi participated in a panel on the board’s role in overseeing cybersecurity preparedness; developing case law; incident response and disclosure and governance considerations raised by cybersecurity incidents, along with Luke Dembosky, Debevoise & Plimpton; David Fagan, Covington & Burling; and N. MacDonnell Ulsch, PwC Advisory Services.

New York City Bar

November 7, 2016

Judith participated in a panel discussion with Lawrence Byrne, Deputy Commissioner, Legal Matters, New York City Police Department, Saritha Komatireddy, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Alexander Southwell, Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Practice Group, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.  The discussion, moderated by Ann Prunty, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Legal Matters, New York City Police Department, will explore how electronic data is protected through encryption, the efforts of law enforcement to access encrypted data in criminal investigations and efforts of technology companies to protect encrypted data and the security of their technology.

Oct 2016 / Columbia University Law School Executive Education Program, Cybersecurity: What Lawyers, Corporate Officers & Directors & Business Leaders Need to Know

New York City

October 28, 2016

Judi delivered a 90-minute lecture on Cybersecurity Law & Corporate Governance Issues.

NYU Center for Cybersecurity, New York City

October 14, 2016

Judi coordinated, hosted and delivered a keynote address at this full-day conference, with more than 450 registrants, focusing on opportunities for women at entry, mid-career and senior level positions in cybersecurity, and discussing interdisciplinary approaches to cybersecurity and coordinating regulatory oversight.

Jun 2016 / National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Cybersecurity Summit: Cybersecurity Risk Oversight as a Board Fiduciary Duty


June 15, 2016

Judith spoke on cybersecurity risk oversight as a board fiduciary duty, along with David Glockner, SEC Regional Director, and Mary Beth Vitale, Board Member, CoBiz Financial Inc and Board Member, Zynex Inc.

Jun 2016 / Cybersecurity in the Life Sciences and Healthcare System

O’Melveny, New York City

June 13, 2016

Judith participated in a roundtable discussion moderated by Danielle Gray, O’Melveny (former Assistant and Cabinet Secretary to United States President Obama), and Liz Mann, EY.

Council on Foreign Relations, New York City

May 18, 2016

Judith moderated a panel regarding the role of the private sector in internet security and cyberstatecraft, with Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike Inc.; Cheri McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec; Christopher Painter, Cybercoordinator, U.S. State Department; and Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies and Director, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations.

Apr 2016 / Cybersecurity Regulators Forum, Hosted by FTC and FDA

Washington, D.C.

April 21, 2016

Judith spoke regarding advancing and improving self-regulatory approaches to cybersecurity.

Microsoft Envision Global Conference – New Orleans

April 4, 2016

Judi spoke on a panel with Nate Jones, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, and John Lynch, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), US DOJ, moderated by James Garland, Covington & Burling LLP

Mar 2016 / Launch of NYC Center for Cybersecurity

NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn

March 7, 2016

Judith participated in a fireside chat with Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer of Facebook.

Presentation to National Association of Corporate Directors Chapter
Metropark/Iselin, New Jersey

February 18, 2016

Judi served on a panel with Bob West, the Managing Director of Care Works Tech and Former Bank Chief Information Security Officer, moderated by Steven Katz, Board Director and President of Steven Katz & Associates, Inc.

Jan 2016 / International Cybersecurity Partnerships: Public-Private Collaboration to Protect Our Global Economy

U.S. Custom House, New York City

January 21, 2016

​Judith addressed the FBI Financial Cyber Crimes Working Group, NY, along with Freddy Dezure, head of the European Union’s Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-EU”) and Roland Cloutier, VP and CSO of ADP.

NYU Center on Law & Security and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

January 15, 2016

Judi delivered opening comments at a symposium moderated by Preet Bharara, and sponsored by NYU Center on Law & Security and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of NY.

Nov 2015 / Third-Party Cyber Risk

Judi served on a panel discussing third-party cyber risk presented at the University Club.

PLI Corporate Counsel Institute, New York City (and live webcast)

October 6, 2015

Judith served on a panel with Laureen Seeger, General Counsel of American Express, and Eric Friedberg, cofounder of StrozFriedberg.  Michael Fricklas, General Counsel of Viacom, moderated the panel.

Washington D.C

October 1, 2015

Judith served on a panel discussing cybersecurity challenges for the private sector with Richard Bejtlich, Chief Security Strategist, FireEye, Ellen Richey, Vice Chairman, Risk and Public Policy, and Visa Inc.  Cecilia Kang, National Staff Writer for Media, Entertainment and Technology, The Washington Post, moderated the panel.

Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, New York City

September 29. 2015

Judith served on a panel discussing cybersecurity and board oversight with Joel Molinoff, Former Assistant Director of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, Chief Information Security Officer, CBS Corporation.  Austin P. Berglas, Former Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Cyber Branch in NY, Current Senior Managing Director K2 Intelligence, moderated the panel.

Sep 2015 / Women in Tech, Law & LEADERSHIP

September 10, 2015

Judith spoke on women in tech, law and leadership.

July 31, 2015

Judith Germano appeared on HuffPostLive regarding “Hacking the Glass Ceiling,” helping to get more women and girls into cybersecurity.

Photo Credit: HuffPostLive – Jul 31, 2015

May 2015 / Security & Privacy, @ the Intersection

Webinar – SC Congress eSymposium

May 28, 2015

Judith delivered the keynote address regarding critical business issues where privacy and security intersect.

NYU School of Law, New York City

May 27, 2015

Judith moderated a panel discussion with Nate Jones, Microsoft, James Garland, Covington &Burling, Michael Price, Brennan Center for Justice, Kate Westmoreland, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School, and Mick Stawasz, the Deputy Chief for Computer Crime, Department of Justice.

Georgetown Law, Cybersecurity Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

May 20, 2015

Judith served on a panel with Michael A. Aisenberg, Principal, Cyber Policy Counsel, The MITRE Corporation, Timothy P. Ryan, Cybersecurity and Investigations Practice, Kroll Associates, Inc. moderated by Luke Dembosky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice.

Apr 2015 / Cyber-Insurance and Corporate Governance: Facing New Threats

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, Brooklyn

April 2, 2015

Judith moderated a panel discussion with Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP, Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel, Cameron R. Kerry, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, and Randal S. Milch, Executive Vice President, Strategic Policy Advisor to Chairman and CEO, Verizon.

Mar 2015 / Women in Cybersecurity

New York City

March, 10, 2015

Judith served on a panel with Moira Kilcoyne, Co-Head of Global Technology and Data at Morgan Stanley, and Allison Wikoff, Intelligence Analyst/Security Researcher at Dell SecureWorks moderated by Melody Hildebrandt, Global Head of Cybersecurity at Palantir.

American Bar Association/NYU School of Law, New York City

December 4, 2014

Judith served on a panel with Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, moderated by the Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Mark Filip.

Evanta CISO Executive Summit, Hanover, New Jersey

December 2, 2014

Judith delivered the Keynote address regarding the importance of, and how to improve, effective internal communication and coordination among senior corporate executives and board members on cybersecurity issues, and matters of public-private collaboration.

NYU School of Law, New York City

September 19, 2014

Judith moderated a panel discussion on “Cybersecurity and the Private Sector” with Leonard Bailey, U.S. Department of Justice, Randal Milch, General Counsel, Verizon Communications, Daniel Weitzner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Michael Vatis, Steptoe & Johnson.

Mar 2014 / Deterrence in Cyberspace: A Collaborative Approach

Workshop on “Navigating Deterrence: Law, Strategy & Security in the Twenty-First Century”
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Oct 2013 / Prosecuting Cross-Border Cybercrime

Columbia University Law School, Richman Center for Business, Law & Public Policy, New York City

October 1, 2013

Oct 2013 / What Directors Need to Know: Secure Communications, Board-Level Cybersecurity and IT Risks

Webinar hosted by Directors & Boards Magazine

October 1, 2013