Tiedemann Advisors Speaker Series

Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know and Do to Protect Yourself and Your Business

Cybersecurity has never been more important than it is today. Every risk management strategy for a family or business must now have a comprehensive plan to address the substantial threat of cyberattacks. It is no longer a question of if you might be threatened by a cybersecurity attack but rather when. While the threats are increasing, so too are the ways in which you can protect yourself and your business.  

In this two-part webinar series, we are sitting down with renowned security experts Guy Snodgrass and Cesare Garlati to understand the current state of cybersecurity. Additionally, we will discuss what you can learn from the U.S. national security and intelligence community and the cybersecurity industry when it comes to protecting your family and your business.

We will continue the conversation on May 6 with Aidan Kehoe, CEO of SKOUT Cybersecurity, and discuss what actual steps you can take to protect yourself and the information you have entrusted with third parties including Tiedemann. You will learn what the real threats are, what you need to do to better defend yourself, and whom you can work with to assist in securing your information.

April 29 | 2pm Eastern
Lessons Learned from U.S. National Security and the Cyber Security Industry
that Can Benefit You  Watch recording here. 

May 6 | 2pm Eastern
What you need to know and do to protect your data, assets and privacy
 Watch recording here

About Our Speakers

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Guy M. Snodgrass
CEO of Defense Analytics
Featured speaker on April 29

As Defense Analytics’s Chief Executive Officer, Guy guides the firm’s digital strategy and builds teams dedicated to providing the support, protection, and insight capabilities clients need for their continued success. He also leads Defense Analytics’s digital advisory practice centered around AI/ML, 5G, and other emerging technologies.

A career national security expert, Guy brings a wealth of experience from 24-years serving in the U.S. Department of Defense. His advisory experience spans Fortune 500 companies and smaller privately held companies, as well as work with the White House, Congress, intelligence community, and dozens of allied and partner nations. Guy also authored the publicly released 2018 National Defense Strategy, which advocated for game-changing technological investments required to safeguard America’s digital infrastructure and overall security interests.

Commander Snodgrass previously served as a career fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. These tours of duty included service in combat over the skies of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a TOPGUN Instructor at the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School, and as commanding officer for a Japan-based fighter squadron, with operational experience in the Americas, Europe, Indo-Pacific, and Middle East.

He is most recently the author of TOPGUN’s TOP 10: Leadership Lessons from the Cockpit, which explores leadership tenets through the lens of the high-performance fighter pilot community. He hosts Holding the Line, a popular national security and foreign policy podcast, and has appeared as an expert national security and technology commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, and is a Forbes contributor.

An Eagle Scout, Guy was recognized in 2020 with the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America based on lifelong contributions to the community.

Cesare Garlati
Founder and CEO of Hex Five Security
Featured speaker on April 29

Cesare Garlati is a renowned expert in information security. Former Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro, Cesare is the founder of Hex Five Security and the inventor of MultiZone® Security, the first Trusted Execution Environment for RISC-V processors. Cesare is a long-time supporter of open source software and open standard technology, an active member of the RISC-V Foundation, and the former Chief Security Strategist of the prpl Foundation.

Cesare has been frequently quoted in the press, including such media outlets as The Economist, Financial Times, The Register, The Guardian, ZD Net, SC Magazine, Computing and CBS News. An accomplished public speaker, Cesare also has delivered presentations and highlighted speeches at many tier-1 events, including Embedded World Conference, IoT World, Mobile World Congress, Gartner Security Summits, IDC CIO Forums, CTIA Applications, CSA Congress, DAC, IoT Innovation and many editions of the RSA Conference – the world’s leading information security event.

Cesare holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley, a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle, and he is a Fellow of the Cloud Security Alliance, where he founded and chaired the Mobile Security and IoT Security groups.


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Aidan Kehoe
Co-Founder and CEO of SKOUT Cybersecurity
Featured speaker on May 6

Aidan Kehoe is Co-Founder, CEO and Board Member of SKOUT CYBERSECURITY. He has been actively involved in all aspects of the firm’s development. Prior to SKOUT, Aidan founded a number of other enterprises, including the risk management company Oxford Global (Acquired by Willis Towers Watson, NASDAQ:WLTW) in 2013. Mr. Kehoe is the Chairman of the US Leaders Council of Cordaid and currently serves on the board of Autism Speaks.


Both events will be moderated by:

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Erik Christoffersen
Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors

Erik has direct responsibility for managing client relationships overseeing all wealth and investment-related matters. Erik is also a senior member of the firm’s business development strategy team.

Erik’s relationship with wealth management began as a client back in 2002. His experience as a client with four different firms over the past 15+ years provides him a unique perspective on the wealth management industry. Erik joined Tiedemann when the firm merged with Presidio Capital Advisors. At Presidio, where he was first a client, he led the firm’s Silicon Valley team, advising entrepreneurs and tech leaders with their investments.

Erik has spent the majority of his career working in leadership positions with technology companies innovating new ways of doing business. He has over 25 years of experience in strategy, fund raising, sales and business development with several technology companies including IBM and numerous Silicon Valley start-ups. Erik was also a management consultant to Symmetrix and Nextera, and gained general management experience with companies in the health and fitness industry. Erik also served as the Executive Director for the non-profit, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, where he led the Mint Project, a $100 million renovation of the Old United States Mint.

Erik earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is an active investor in real estate, cyber security, wearables, clean tech, medical devices and other technology (software and service) start-ups. Erik lives in San Francisco with his wife Alissa and their two children.