In this episode of the Perspectives podcast, sponsored by Microsoft and hosted on, we’ll hear highlights from the January 23rd presentation titled, Navigating Data Protection & Risk in the Cloud Era Using Intelligent Technology Solutions.

Digital transformation has led to an explosion of data that grows exponentially every day, resulting in a complex digital environment that poses new risks. Adding to that complexity are new regulations and standards that are constantly emerging and evolving. The unfortunate reality is, there are new risks companies face including hacking, data leaking, security breaches, and more.

Mara Arenson, Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Attorney; Adam Cohen, Managing Director at Topside Group; and Raman Kalyan, Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft, explore strategies in dealing with challenges faced by legal and compliance professionals, the importance of securing service provider transparency in communicating about potential security compromises and service provider obligations with respect to response, and more.

The full on-demand webcast can be found here:

Mara Arenson | Privacy and Cyber Security Attorney, Microsoft 365 Product Group | Microsoft

Mara is responsible for advising the clients regarding matters pertaining to privacy, compliance, GDPR, data breaches and security incidents. Prior to supporting the Microsoft 365 Product Group, Mara was a commercial licensing attorney responsible for Microsoft enterprise and cloud products and services. Prior to Microsoft, Mara was general counsel for an enterprise compliance technology start-up and practiced law at Cooley LLP and Epstein, Becker & Green. Mara is also the author of Essentials of Enterprise Compliance, published by J. Wiley and Karoshi: Is It Sweeping America? published by the UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.

Adam Cohen, Esq. CISSP CCSP CEH | Managing Director | Topside Group, LLC

Adam serves financial services clients with a unique blend of expertise and experience as both lawyer and cybersecurity professional. His practice spans legal risk management, regulatory compliance, investigative and litigation response issues involved in cybersecurity, data privacy, electronic discovery, and information governance. A former litigation partner with an Am Law 100 law firm, Adam is also an experienced and certified professional in information systems security (CISSP), cloud security (CCSP), and ethical hacking (CEH). He teaches courses in Cybersecurity Law, Electronic Discovery & Information Governance at Cardozo Law School and Fordham Law School and is a prolific author, whose published work has been cited in a landmark federal court opinions.

Raman Kalyan | Director, Product Marketing, Microsoft 365 Security, Identity, Compliance | Microsoft

Raman is focused on driving awareness and broad adoption of Microsoft 365 intelligent risk and compliance management solutions in enterprises worldwide.

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