Cyber Risk Insights Conference – Chicago

May 22, 2018
12:00pm – 6:00pm CT

May 23, 2018
8:00am – 6:00pm CT

Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60611



Theme: This just got real… Getting practical on cyber as theory becomes reality

This year’s conference will address the new paradigm of cyber risk. Previously theoretical risks including cyber business interruption, ransomware, GDPR and the absorption of tech in underwriting have all matured in the past year. This conference will address the new landscape – from risk and insurance viewpoints.

Day 1: May 22nd, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Registration

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks by our 2018 Conference Chair

  • Liz Walker, Head, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance, Groupon, Inc.
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Threat Vectors

What are the latest vulnerabilities lurking for corporations? What are the possible responses and preventative measures corporations can apply? This session may include a discussion on Spectre and Meltdown.

  • Jay Kramer, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP (Moderator)
  • Douglas Brush, Director, Cyber Investigations, Kivu Consulting
  • Morgan Herve-Mignucci, Ph.D., CFA. Director of Cyber Risk Modeling, CyberCube
  • Chetan Bhatia, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Claims: New threats now reality

Recently just a theory, now claims are real for business interruption, systems failure, and ransomware and extortion losses. How do these claims work in reality? How do you value business interruption losses, do carriers need Bitcoin wallets? This session will look at the obstacles faced by clients and insureds in working through these incidents. This session will also explore how to quantify your risk and put together a proof of loss. The session will discuss reputational harm and BI/CBI losses, including the different approaches to waiting periods and time-element claims.

  • Sarah Griffith, Senior Vice President, Executive Liability, Beecher Carlson (Moderator)
  • Brett Anderson, Breach Response Services Manager, Beazley
  • David Finz, Senior Vice President, Marsh
  • Brian Robb, Underwriting Director, Cyber Industry Leader, CNA Insurance
  • Luke Tenery, Senior Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

GDPR: What to do in the last few days

It’s almost upon us! This practical session, focusing on live scenarios, will highlight preparedness best practice. Panelists will look at the enforcement viewpoint: How might EU regulators enforce the rules and impose fines?

  • Jim Prendergast, Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC (Moderator)
  • Meredith Schnur, Senior Vice President, Professional Risk Practice, USI Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Cinthia Granados Motley, Member, Dykema
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Regulatory Update: Global Reach

Cyber regulation is happening all over the world! This general regulatory update session will look at cyber regulation in the US and Canada. We will also take a look at the regulatory fallout of the recent Facebook data scandal.

  • Melissa K. Ventrone, CIPP/US, Thompson Coburn LLP (Moderator)
  • F. Paul Greene, Attorney, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
  • Lindsay Nickle, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Cocktail Parties

These are popular terms. And most people just nod wisely and change the subject… So, what is blockchain? And how is it being used? This session will explain the basics of blockchain and one of its main applications: Cryptocurrencies. The session will equip you to sound smart at cocktail parties (and understand their risks) – with a chance to practice straight after at our own conference cocktail hour!

  • Ari Giller, Midwest Regional Cyber Manager, NAS Insurance Services (Moderator)
  • Jim Blinn, EVP, Client Solutions, Advisen Ltd.
  • Erin F. Fonte, Member, Dykema Cox Smith
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

Day 2: May 23rd, 8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 am - 9:05 am

Welcoming Remarks presented by NAS Insurance

9:05 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks by our 2018 Conference Chair

  • Liz Walker, Head, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance, Groupon, Inc.
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Keynote Address

  • Scott Diamond, Managing Partner, Chicago Digital Asset Network
9:45 am - 10:30 am

The Buyer’s Perspective

Hear from a panel of senior risk managers to learn about risk strategy and their interaction with the insurance market.

  • Stephanie Snyder, US Cyber Sales Leader, Aon (Moderator)
  • Joshua Harwood, Director Risk Management, TDS
  • Larry Lidz, Global Chief Information Security Officer, CNA
10:30 am - 11:00 am

What makes a successful underwriting meeting?

As you approach the insurance market to buy cyber insurance, how do you make your business and its cyber risk management stands out from the crowd? This session will prepare you for interactions with the insurance market, offering practical tips on how to differentiate your cyber application to optimize your purchase. What information do underwriters need and why? What information should you share, and how?

  • Liz Walker, Head, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance, Groupon, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Nikki Ingram, Cybersecurity Risk Engineering, Zurich North America
  • Andy Lea, Vice President, Head of Commercial E&O, Cyber and Media Liability, CNA
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Morning Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-Breach Services: Assessing what Your Organization Needs Most

This session will discuss pre-breach services offered standardly today, and how to both maximize the value to any size organization, by assessing and prioritizing what offerings actually align with your organization’s privacy and/or security needs and ensuring attorney-client privilege is maintained whenever possible.

  • Kimberly Holmes, Vice President, Health Care, Cyber Liability & Emerging Risks, TDC Specialty Underwriters, The Doctors Company Group (Moderator)
  • Mike Bruemmer, Vice President, Data Breach Resolution Group, Experian
  • Bruce A. Radke, Shareholder, VedderPrice
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Post-Breach: Doing the Right Things to Protect Your Organization

This session will focus on how an integrated and collaborative response team working together can do much to minimize potentially substantial exposure to the organization after a breach event; how the lack thereof can result in potentially disastrous consequences for the organization and why this trend toward better collaboration and communication, especially for attorney-client privilege reasons, needs to continue.

  • Kimberly Holmes, Vice President, Health Care, Cyber Liability & Emerging Risks, TDC Specialty Underwriters, The Doctors Company Group (Moderator)
  • Jeremy Gillespie, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
  • Seth C. Harrington, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Gaps and Overlaps: Breaking Cover Down

This session outlines 1-3 cyber loss scenarios that might impact one or more insurance policies. Panelists will identify which policies might be triggered – from property, casualty (IoT exclude privacy losses, etc.), D&O (shareholder derivative actions), commercial crime (social engineering, bitcoin) – and why.

  • Ted R. Brown, Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP (Moderator)
  • Tim Marlin, Senior Managing Director,  The Hartford
  • Lauren Gorte, Vice President, Financial Lines, Chubb
  • Richard C. King, Property & Special Risks, AIG
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Practical Coverage Response

This session will address common coverage questions considered amongst insurance professionals procuring, placing and underwriting insurance.  Panelists will discuss tabletop scenarios and how these fictional scenarios may play out in real life coverage applications.

  • Meghan Hannes, VP Cyber Product Leader, AXIS Insurance (Moderator)
  • Elisabeth Case, Cyber Advisory Practice Leader, Marsh
  • Tim Francis, Global Cyber Lead, The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • Dan Steiner, Senior Manager – Business Information Consulting, Schenck SC
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Cyber Terrorism: Too Big to Handle?

The threat of a massive terrorist attack, driven by cyber-enabled means is fast moving into the realms of reality. This speaker will address how such an attack might occur and how we can all act to prevent and mitigate such an event.

  • Reid Sawyer, SVP, JLT Specialty USA (Moderator)
  • Jeff Birnbach, Partner and Managing Director, Sylint Group, Inc.
  • Andy Obuchowski, Vice President, Forensic Services, Charles River Associates
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Big Events: The Debrief

It’s important to prepare.. but what lessons can you learn internally in the aftermath of a big event? This session will share some war stories from real crisis events and outline how lessons can be learned from a detailed debrief when the dust has settled. Panelists will outline practical learning that can be gleaned from a large event, particularly when remediation has been complex. How should a debrief go? Who should be on the team? What should you look for? How do you change behavior to minimize the risk of a repeat incident?

  • Ryan Griffin, Senior Vice President, Cyber/E&O Practice, JLT Specialty USA (Moderator)
  • Ryan Spelman, Senior Director Business Development, Center for Internet Security
  • Peter Karutz, Partner, Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP, Forensic Accountants
  • Jason Dely, Technical Director, Industrial Control Systems, Cylance Consulting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception 

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