April 28, 2020

Webinar Recording: Cybersecurity + COVID-19

Cybercrime has increased exponentially in recent months as hackers seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis. With entire workforces migrating to a remote model, companies are more reliant than ever on their systems. The stakes have never been higher when it comes to proactively reducing the risk of a cyberattack.

On April 27, the Chair of Goodwin's Data, Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, was joined by a panel of other cybersecurity professionals in presenting a webinar on Cybersecurity + COVID-19, sharing key steps companies can take now to help protect their businesses.

The materials displayed during the event can be accessed here. To request a copy of the webinar video recording, please email



Kowsik Guruswamy  

Kowsik Guruswamy
Chief Technology Officer
Menlo Security

Kowsik Guruswamy is CTO of Menlo Security. Previously, he was co-¬founder and CTO at Mu Dynamics, which pioneered a new way to analyze networked products for security vulnerabilities. Prior to Mu, he was a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks. Kowsik joined Juniper via the NetScreen/OneSecure acquisition where he designed and implemented the industry's first IPS. He has more than 15+ years of experience in diverse technologies like security, cloud, data visualization, and computer graphics. Kowsik has 18 issued patents and holds an MSCS from University of Louisiana.

Jacob Olcott 

Jacob Olcott
VP of Communications and Government Affairs, BitSight 

Jacob Olcott is Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for BitSight, a cybersecurity ratings company. He previously served as legal and policy advisor on cybersecurity issues to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee. Prior to BitSight, he advised Fortune 1000 executives on cybersecurity governance and technology issues and served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where he taught a class on cybersecurity. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Leah Perry 

Leah Perry
Senior Director, Global Head of Policy & Policy, Box, inc

Leah Perry is Senior Director, Global Head of Policy & Privacy, at Box, Inc. Leah leads a global team that manages all privacy and information security law issues, as well as domestic and international policy matters. Leah has led major privacy programs, including as Chief Privacy Officer for S&P Global and Change Healthcare. She most recently served as Associate General Counsel, Privacy for Facebook, Inc. and managed a range of global privacy matters within the Legal Department. Leah received her LL.M. in (advanced) Public International Law from Leiden University Faculty of Law located in The Hague, Netherlands.  She received her J.D. from University of Iowa College of Law (graduated early) and A.B. from Vassar College.