Creating a Compliance Culture: Operating with Confidence in a Global Environment

In an era where cyber-attacks and data breaches have become routine, a corporate culture of compliance is essential for early detection, prevention and even prediction of such issues.

This program is designed for managers at all levels who are held accountable for the behavior of individuals and processes within their organization. It is particularly useful for mid- to senior-level managers who need a broad understanding of potential challenges as well as resources available to develop a culture of compliance. This program includes several case studies to give participants practical experience relative to the key drivers of a strong compliance program.

This is a cross-industry program intended to provide a broad overview of compliance for any organization regulated by a government entity and exposed to the public that seeks to avoid negative effects from non-compliance behavior in cybersecurity, privacy and ethics.

Consider this program to fulfill your continuing education contact hours.

Due to the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, our university has discontinued all on campus programs for the safety of our participants and students. We hope to have dates for all rescheduled programs in the coming weeks. Please continue to check back with us for updates.

William & Mary Washington Center

1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Building, Suite 705, Washington, DC 20036


Preferred pricing available if 3 or more register from same organization.

Price includes: course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks, and CEUs available on written request.

Registration will open January 2020

Our small workshop approach, led by expert faculty, offers a valuable experience that incorporates lecture, cross-industry examples and case studies for a greater understanding of this critical topic. The program will cover the following:

Day 1: Data Collection & Protection in Big Data World
  • Compliance in practice/examplars
  • Key issues, core qualities, & requirements
  • Compliance engineering in big data
  • Big data impacts on privacy
Day 2: What Matters
  • Cyber breach walkthrough
  • Cyber breach laws
  • Global compliance program challenges
  • Corporate control response
Day 3: Strategy & Execution
  • Effective compliance organization and monitoring
  • Setting up a corporate monitoring program
  • Creating policies to support culture of ethics
  • Key success factors for sustainable growth
  • Gain an understanding of how compliance impacts the enterprise
  • Learn about resources available to help you develop a culture of compliance in your organization
  • Better understand areas of your organization in which compliance programming needs to expand
  • Learn how to handle a crisis should it arise
  • Learn how to build compliance into the organization from the ground up

This program is designed for managers at all levels who are held accountable for the behavior of individuals and processes within their organization. This includes compliance professionals, CFOs, and corporate C-level professionals who want a practical overview that cuts through the complexities of government requirements and quickly gets to key issues of any compliance program.


Dr. Chris Strasser is the managing director of TransTechSol and has decades of experience in cybersecurity to include being a senior staff officer at the National Security Agency and an executive with Raytheon. He has also taught graduate level courses on cybersecurity and data analytics for George Washington University and William & Mary.


Dr. Don Rahtz is the J.S. Mack Professor of Marketing at William & Mary. His expertise is in integrated marketing communication programs, marketing research, survey methodology, analysis, and market assessment. He has had a particular interest in environmental issues, economic sustainable development, transitional economies, business/community interface evaluation, and health systems.


Donna Bartee is a National Security Law and Compliance Attorney and Cybersecurity Law and Policy expert. She has nearly a decade of experience as a senior attorney in the National Security Agency’s General Counsel Office supporting information assurance and cybersecurity operations. She is a retired Navy Judge Advocate and serves as an adjunct professor in George Washington University’s Law and Graduate Studies programs.


Krista Cheatham, a former lawyer for the National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has a deep understanding of Intelligence Community (IC) authorities, procedures, and policies and their impact on IC systems. Her legal expertise has enabled her to work with agency policy and compliance organizations to translate complex legal regimes into practical training modules, system requirements, and effective guidelines used by analysts and technologists.

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