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October 18, 2016

Andrew Fastow: Lessons Learned from Enron’s Former CFO

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News & Media
CDF Member Lynn Schenk’s Legacy Bequest to Establish the C. Hugh Friedman and Lynn Schenk Dare to Fail Endowment Fund at UC San Diego

November 4, 2016

The campus announced a generous bequest from the Honorable Lynn A. Schenk. As the first woman to represent San Diego in the U.S. House of Representatives, Schenk has broken boundaries throughout her career, helping to make San Diego—and UC San Diego—what it is today. In the same spirit, Schenk made a legacy bequest to the campus to establish the C. Hugh Friedman and Lynn Schenk Dare to Fail Endowment Fund at UC San Diego.

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Corporate directors focusing on cybersecurity: Data breaches, rising costs brings cybersafeguards into the spotlight

August 19, 2016

As high profile data breaches continue to grab headlines, corporate boards need to make sure they’re deeply involved in the cybersafeguards at their companies.

"They have to accept responsibility," said David Finn, a former federal prosecutor who spent 16 years leading Microsoft’s efforts to fight cybercrime, counterfeiting and fraud. "It’s not just a server room issue. It’s a board room issue."

A group of national cybersecurity experts will discuss cyberthreats next week at the Corporate Directors Forum at Qualcomm’s headquarters at 5775 Morehouse Drive. The San Diego non-profit helps corporate board members with training and networking.

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Two Rancho Santa Fe residents receive Director of the Year award

August 6, 2016

...“Corporate governance in San Diego is truly world class. We’re proud to be honoring this year’s most impactful leaders,” said Jack Yelverton, senior vice president, Aon Corporation, and Director of the Year co-chair. “In the current business climate, director leadership is more important than ever. To have each of our honorees nominated by their peers as the region’s highest achievers is special and we are pleased to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve.”

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