Media Advisory: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Western Digital CEO to address cyber security threats at OCBC Annual Dinner

IRVINE, CA—Orange County Business Council presents the 2015 Annual Dinner featuring Senator Dianne Feinstein, Vice-Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee, and Steve Milligan, CEO, Western Digital, as the keynote speakers Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Hotel Irvine, sponsored by Experian. Cyber protection is a major threat to national security and economic prosperity—a threat that no business, government or business can ignore. Senator Feinstein and Milligan are leaders in the charge to bring awareness to the multi-billion dollar impact on business and the significant danger to national security.

Last year, 62 percent of California businesses experienced a cyberattack, most of which could have been prevented with basic security techniques. As an economic powerhouse for Southern California and a global leader in the high-tech industry, Orange County is not immune to these threats. Milligan will discuss how cyber security impacts the business bottom line and how to keep data safe in an increasingly internet-driven world, including the future of cloud computing. Senator Feinstein will discuss the government’s role in protecting U.S. business and citizens from cyber threats, including legislation, such as the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act—aimed at information sharing, collaboration with business, and privacy concerns.

The 2015 Annual Dinner will also install OCBC’s 2015 Board of Directors led by Laura DeSoto, Experian, and recognize outgoing Chairman Les Card, LSA Associates Inc., for his vision and guidance in leading OCBC to its many successes and accomplishments throughout the past year.

In 2014, Orange County saw a rise in international trade and tourism, an improving housing market, and unemployment rates that consistently average well below state and national numbers. Moving into 2015, OCBC is committed to continuing this progress under the theme “Secure the Future,” advocating for a pro-business agenda that will both capitalize on the technological revolution and safeguard against the threats it brings to business, individuals, and government.



  • Senator Dianne Feinstein, Vice-Chair, Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Steve Milligan, CEO, Western Digital
  • Laura DeSoto, 2015 OCBC Chair, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management, Experian
  • Les Card, 2014 OCBC Chair, CEO, LSA Associates Inc.

WHAT: Orange County Business Council’s 2015 Annual Dinner “Secure the Future”

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Program: 6:45 p.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 p.m.

Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, Ca. 92614

Attending media will receive a special briefing and photo opportunities with Senator Feinstein and Milligan. Media interested in attending the event should contact Delaine Moore at or (949) 794-7221.

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s fifth largest county. For more information, visit


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