#DataUnmasked: ACEDS Expert Interview with HaystackID’s Shawn Belovich (December 14, 2023)

Welcome to #DataUnmasked, our monthly social media-delivered live-streaming event hosted by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) in collaboration with HaystackID. We invite you to embark on an enlightening journey through the intricate maze of data. Our diverse discussions encompass relevant and real-time subjects ranging from the complexities of international eDiscovery to privacy and cybersecurity considerations for cross-border data transfers.

We cordially invite you to join us each month as we peel back the layers of complexity and ‘unmask’ the world of data in our #DataUnmasked livestream.

December 2023 #DataUnmasked Livecast

From White House to Dark Web: An Expert Discussion with Shawn Belovich

+ Topic: An ACEDS-led active dialogue with digital forensic, eDiscovery, and cybersecurity expert Shawn Belovich on topics ranging from his experience as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the White House to his expertise in building programs leveraging advanced technologies to streamline and improve incident and post-breach response.

+ Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
+ Time: 11:00 AM EDT/10:00 AM CDT
+ Livecast Viewing Streams*

* Also available for recorded post-live viewing.

Expert Panelists

  • Shawn Belovich – Senior Vice President – Digital Forensics & Cyber Incident Response, HaystackID

Shawn is a recognized digital forensic, eDiscovery, and cybersecurity expert, having served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the White House during his tenure at the Executive Office of the President (EOP) from November 2013 to July 2018. In this role, he was responsible for the global protection of White House information, information assurance, information governance, electronic records management, forensic and eDiscovery operations, cybersecurity, insider threat, data loss prevention, and internal investigations.

Shawn engineered and managed President Obama’s electronic data transfer program to accession Presidential Records to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) delivering a historic and unprecedented number of electronic records, ahead of schedule and under budget. In addition, Shawn managed the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide privacy program and auditing processes which have successfully reduced risk to the EOP. Shawn was senior advisor for all aspects relating to electronic data, including technology planning and road mapping, Information Risk Management (IRM), technology policy, and data governance.

More recently, Shawn was a Managing Director and Partner for global consulting firms. He provided leadership and subject matter expertise to solve complex problems in the life sciences, healthcare, financial services, media, manufacturing, telecom, technology, logistics, private equity, and many other industries. He leads high-profile global forensic investigations, cybersecurity, incident and post-breach response, cyber discovery reviews, and international compliance monitoring matters. Shawn has traveled the world, leading workstreams for multi-year global compliance monitorships relating to U.S. export regulations and controls, and Cryptocurrency. Additionally, Shawn has led a multi-year OFAC investigation as part of a cryptocurrency Monitorship.

Shawn is an expert in post-breach response. His deep technological acumen is bolstered by real-world experience, which provides clients and their counsel the clarity and insight that they need during those difficult times. He has built programs that leveraged advanced technologies to streamline and improve incident and post-breach response, yielding more accurate information provided much faster and with less friction and cost.

He received his BA degree from Alvernia University and MS degree in Information Systems and Technology Management from Capella University.

  • Host: Michael Quartararo – President, ACEDS & Professional Development, ACEDS

As the president of ACEDS, Mike leads the organization and is responsible for the overall administrative and operational oversight of the organization, including program development, training and professional development, and strategic partnerships. Considered among the top legal technologists in the US, he has spent the last 20 years leveraging the power of technology to meet the current and emerging needs of organizations throughout the legal community. He is also the author of the 2016 book Project Management in Electronic Discovery and has been successfully consulting in information governance, e-discovery, project management and legal technology for all of his career, including 10-year stints at both Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. For much of his career Mike has been training and educating lawyers and other legal professionals in the benefits of technology to the legal profession. A graduate of the State University of New York, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS). He frequently speaks and writes on e-discovery, legal operations, project management and technology topics. Mike is an avid foodie and enjoys cooking and reading when he isn’t focused on developing new policy initiatives and educational offerings.

About HaystackID

HaystackID is a specialized eDiscovery services firm that supports law firms and corporate legal departments and has increased its offerings and expanded with five acquisitions since 2018. Its core offerings now include Global Advisory, Discovery Intelligence, HaystackID Core®, and artificial intelligence-enhanced Global Managed Review services powered by ReviewRight®. The company has achieved ISO 27001 compliance and completed a SOC 2 Type 2 audit for all five trust services criteria for the third year in a row. Repeatedly recognized as a trusted service provider by prestigious publishers such as Chambers, Gartner, IDC, and The National Law Journal, HaystackID implements innovative cyber discovery services, enterprise solutions, and legal discovery offerings to leading companies across North America and Europe, all while providing best-in-class customer service and prioritizing security, privacy, and integrity. For more information about its suite of services, including programs and solutions for unique legal enterprise needs, please visit HaystackID.com.

Source: HaystackID