Speaking Engagement

Michael Rechtin to Moderate "How to Mitigate Third-Party Risk in the Data Center Supply Chain" at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit

3/22/2018

Chicago, IL

Michael D. Rechtin Jr., partner of Seyfarth's Real Estate deparment and chair of the firm's Data Center Services group, is moderating "How to Mitigate Third-Party Risk in the Data Center Supply Chain" at CAPRE’s Seventh Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit on March 22.

The presentation will cover:

  • Cybersecurity threats as infrastructure becomes more vulnerable
  • Risk with power plant hacking; what it means for power generation
  • How are you vendors protecting their infrastructure?
  • How do you validate the equipment you get from other vendors?
  • Critical infrastructure being vulnerable
  • Different industrial systems that have happened; additional attacks
  • What was theorized has become reality: Your business is vulnerable and something can happen.
  • Should data center providers be regulated by State and Federal agencies as critical infrastructure providers, similar to regulation of power companies?
  • How are different data center providers dealing with the fact that they are critical to their customers, much like a power plant?