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Oct 29, 2019

Patricia McLeod is a Corporate Director, Lawyer, and Compliance and Governance Advisor. She has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2018 in the Accenture Corporate Director category, by WXN. She is the chairwoman of the board for the Calgary Co-op and the Calgary Film Centre. Patricia has an MBA from Queen’s University, and business and law degrees from the University of Alberta. She is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and is a regular speaker on governance, privacy, leadership, regulatory issues, and cybersecurity.


Patricia joins me today to share her knowledge on cybersecurity and governance preparedness, from the viewpoint of the company board. She reveals exactly what information is at risk for cybersecurity attacks and highlights the potential impact and cost of a malicious attack. Patricia shares what the board of directors should know and the questions they need to be asking regarding cybersecurity. She also highlights the right way to handle hacks and thefts, even if a company does not have the right expertise in their IT department.


“Critical, from a board perspective, is to understand the resource investment that you need to make.” - Patricia McLeod



Today on I’m A Millionaire...So, Now What?:

  • Cybersecurity from the viewpoint of governance and the company board.
  • The personal information and knowledge assets that are at risk.
  • The information that hackers are attempting to steal.
  • Why it is vital to have a cybersecurity breach readiness plan.
  • Understanding and reviewing company insurance policies.
  • How boutique businesses and startups are also being targeted.
  • How to respond to cybersecurity attacks if you don't have expertise in your IT department.


Patricia McLeod’s Fun Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:


  • Put your hand up, take on the tough challenges, and do the things that you don't think you are qualified to do. That's how you learn and how my whole career changed.


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