Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Threats - Your Leadership Needed

October 6, 2022

Georgia Municipal Association

This episode of Cities Connect features a joint presentation on Cybersecurity by Sou Ford, Senior Vice President of Lockton; Charles Kicklighter, Special Agent at Georgia Bureau of Investigation; and Alison Cline Earles, CIPP/US, Senior Associate General Counsel at Georgia Municipal Association. 

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About the Speakers

Sou Ford

Senior Vice President, Lockton

As the SE Cyber Practice Leader, Sou is responsible for overseeing and managing a team of cyber insurance professionals. She also consults with clients on their cyber insurance needs, and assists in designing and placing the coverage.

Sou has extensive experience in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, public entity and transportation industries.

Charles Kicklighter

Special Agent, Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Charles Kicklighter is a Special Agent (SA) with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and has been so employed since February 1998.  Prior to becoming a Special Agent with the GBI, S/A Kicklighter had served as Chief of Police for the City of Wrightsville Police Department and a Patrol Officer for the Savannah Police Department.  S/A Kicklighter is currently assigned to the GBI Cyber Crime Center (G3C) in Augusta, Ga. as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC). S/A Kicklighter is also a Federal Task Force Officer (TFO) with the FBI Cyber Crime Task Force in Atlanta, Ga.  S/A Kicklighter is a certified P.O.S.T. Instructor and has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah, Ga.

Alison Cline Earles, CIPP/US

Senior Associate General Counsel, Georgia Municipal Association

A graduate of Princeton University and Duke Law School, Ms. Earles joined Georgia Municipal Association in March 2014 after an extensive career in employee benefits and information privacy and security law – both in private practice with Alston & Bird and Benefits Law Group and for the Georgia Department of Community Health, where she served as Information Privacy and Security Officer for Georgia Medicaid and as counsel and Information Privacy and Security Officer for the State Health Benefit Plan. Ms. Earles leads information privacy and security efforts for GMA. She coordinates with General Counsel, the Chief Information Officer and executive leadership to complete security assessments and develop information privacy and security policies and procedures and training materials. She delivers information privacy and security training to GMA staff and city leaders and leads GMA’s business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Ms. Earles was certified as an Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals in 2019.

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