9:00 am - 9:15 am

General Session: Opening Remarks

  • Chris Keegan, Senior Managing Director, Cyber & Technology National Practice Leader, Beecher Carlson
9:15 am - 9:45 am

ridge 200x200General Session: Keynote by Tom Ridge,first US Secretary of Homeland Security, Chairman of Ridge Insurance Solutions

Tom Ridge was governor of Pennsylvania until he was named Assistant to the President for Homeland Security following 9/11. He was later appointed the first Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security. Today, Ridge is Chairman of Ridge Insurance Solutions.

9:45 am - 10:00 am

General Session: Advisen Cyber Market Overview

  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen


10:00 am - 10:15 am

General Session:  “…and the Survey says” sponsored by Zurich

A disclosure of results of Advisen & Zurich’s annual Risk Management Survey

  • Erica Davis, Vice President & Assistant National Manager for Specialty E&O, Zurich North America
10:15 am - 10:40 am

Morning Break

Track 1: Cyber Risk Management & Insurance

David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen (Track Chairman) 

Track 2: Emerging Risks & the Future of Cyber Insurance

Graeme Newman, Director, CFC Underwriting (Track Chairman)

Track 3: Industry Spotlights

Kimberly Holmes, Vice President, Product Development, OneBeacon (Spotlight Chair)

10:40 am - 12:15 pm

10:40am – 11:30am / The Buyer’s Perspective

A panel of senior risk managers will discuss the challenges they face in identifying and addressing the cyber risk exposures of their organizations. Insurance solutions will be evaluated, and panelists will share their insights into how well the insurance market is addressing their cyber risk needs.

  • Joe DePaul, Senior Vice President, FINEX North America Cyber and E&O Team, Willis (Moderator)
  • David Conca, Director, Risk Management, Univision Communications Inc.
  • Roc Starks, SVP, Director, Corporate Insurance, Citizens Bank
  • Eric Vorenkamp, Owner, Vorenkamp LLC


11:30am – 12:15pm / Managing Cyber Exposures in a Global Economy

The internet knows no borders and even small companies may find they are subject to foreign privacy and network security laws, as well as personal and advertising injury exposures. Panelists will examine the global cyber risk landscape, and offer actionable risk management insights. Insurance coverage issues also will be discussed.

  • Tracie Grella, Global Head of Professional Liability, AIG Financial Lines (Moderator)
  • Hans Allnutt, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
  • Stacey Regan, Deputy Treasurer, GE
  • Willy Stoessel, Head of Cyber, Technology & Construction, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions


10:40am – 11:30am / Standards and Guidelines: What they mean for Risk Managers and Underwriters

A number of organizations have published standards and guidelines for managing cyber risk, including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. What do these various standards and guidelines seek to achieve? Are they useful, or do they potentially produce a false sense of security? Are they a shield against liability or yardstick for measuring alleged risk management failures? Panelists will discuss these and related risk management and liability issues.

  • Ben Beeson, Vice President, Cyber Security and Privacy, Lockton (Moderator)
  • John Coletti, Chief Underwriting Officer, Cyber & Technology, XL
  • Ira A. (Gus) Hunt, President and CEO, Hunt Technology, LLC
  • Shane McGee, Chief Privacy Officer, FireEye, Inc.
  • Lisa Sotto, Chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hunton & Williams LLP


11:30am – 12:15pm / The Internet of Things: Liability at the Intersection of Digital and Physical

Objects ranging from refrigerators to airliners to eyeglasses are equipped with potentially hackable chips. As the digital and physical worlds merge, new risk management challenges arise. This session will explore the explosive growth of the “Internet of things,” and examine the liability and insurance issues it poses.

  • Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Kroll (Moderator)
  • Dr. Rey Leclerc Sveinsson, Vice President – Senior Cyber Risk Engineering, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Graeme Newman, Director, CFC Underwriting
  • Rick Welsh, Head of Cyber Insurance, AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.

Industry Spotlight: Healthcare

People demand that their healthcare information be kept private, but healthcare records are an attractive target for cyber criminals. Healthcare information is highly regulated at the federal level, but healthcare providers also should be aware of expending regulation at the state level. This session will look at trends and developments in data protection and privacy, with a particular emphasis on state regulation. It also will focus on the unique aspects of healthcare data breach response.


  • Kimberly Holmes, Vice President, Product Development, OneBeacon (Spotlight Chair)


State Privacy Laws & Your Business Associates: Key Considerations to Minimize Liability in the Evolving
Class Action Landscape

  • Sheila Hagg-Rickert, Healthcare Risk Management Consultant
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu Consulting
  • Stuart Panensky, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP


Multistate Considerations Pre and Post Breach

  • Jeremy Henley, Director of Breach Services, ID Experts


12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Luncheon

Track 1: Cyber Risk Management & Insurance

David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen (Track Chairman)

Track 2: Emerging Risks & the Future of Cyber Insurance

Graeme Newman, Director, CFC Underwriting (Track Chairman)

Track 3: Industry Spotlights

George Allport, Vice President & Financial Fidelity Product Manager, Chubb (Spotlight Chair)

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

1:45pm – 2:30pm / The Future of Cyber Insurance Underwriting

What are the emerging risks underwriters are most concerned about? How do they envision the cyber insurance product to develop to address both an evolving risk landscape and changing buyer expectations? How will underwriting and pricing criteria change? What will differentiate the leaders from the also-rans? Will the cyber insurance marker consolidate? A panel of senior underwriting managers will offer their insights into these and other relevant underwriting and market issues.

  • Mike Brown, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter (Moderator)
  • Steve Boughal, Chief Underwriting Officer, Hartford Financial Products, The Hartford
  • Brad Gow, Senior Vice President, Professional Liability, Endurance
  • Paul Miskovich, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Cyber, AXIS Insurance
  • Matt Prevost, Vice President, Professional Risk, ACE


2:30pm – 3:15pm / Coverage Considerations

How well do insurance buyers understand their cyber coverage needs? Do brokers adequately understand cyber insurance policies? How effectively do they match exposures with coverages? Panelists will examine what coverage may be available for cyber exposures in CGL, property, crime and other common insurance policies, and how these compare to the coverages available thorough specialized cyber risk policies. They will offer practical advice for structuring an effective program based on the varying exposures of different industries, and the specific needs of individual companies.

  • Roberta Anderson, Partner, K&L Gates (Moderator)
  • Evan Fenaroli, Underwriting Supervisor, Management & Professional Liability, Philadelphia Insurance
  • Tim Francis, Second Vice President, Bond & Financial Products, Travelers
  • Catherine Rudow, Vice President, Specialty Casualty, PartnerRe US

1:45pm – 2:30pm / Cyber Operational Risks

Data breaches are a major concern of companies, but they are only one type of many cyber risks most companies should be concerned about. What if an attack on a company’s networks or website disrupts its ability to conduct business? What happens if a key supplier is temporarily unable to perform because of a cyber incident? What would be the outcome of a large-scale attack on an entire business sector or a country’s critical infrastructure? This session will explore various operational risk scenarios and what companies can do to defend themselves. It also will examine insurance coverage issues associated with various operational exposures.

  • Rebecca Bole, Director of Editorial Strategy & Products, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Sandor Boyson, Director, Supply Chain Management Center & Research Professor at the Robert H. Smith School Of Business at University of Maryland College Park
  • John Howie, Principal, Howie Consulting LLC
  • Michael Palotay, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, NAS Insurance
  • Andy Roth, Partner & Chair, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, Dentons


2:30pm – 2:50pm / Modeling Cyber Risks

Can the frequency and severity of cyber events be effectively modeled? Can models estimate the various loss components of a cyber incident? This session will examine the current state of the art in modeling cyber events and discuss models currently in use for quantifying cyber risk and pricing cyber insurance products.

  • Bob Parisi, Managing Director and National Cyber Practice Leader, Marsh


2:50pm – 3:15pm / Litigation Trends

Lawsuits on the back of data breaches have generally not been successful, but a recent Florida suit, AvMed, suggests a path forward for plaintiffs’ attorneys. Will there be an increase in cyber-related litigation? Is the Target breach, which sparked more than 100 lawsuits, a harbinger of the future? This session will explore recent trends in cyber-related litigation and offers expert insight into what to expect in the near future.

  • Laurie Kamaiko, Partner, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Industry Spotlight: Financial Institutions

Major US banks are wondering, “are we next?” Their boards increasingly need information on vulnerabilities and the potential financial impact of a breach. This session will focus on financial services firms as risk-intelligent enterprises, and how they establish programs to both remain vigilant about and more responsive to an increasingly complex and hostile threat environment.

  • George Allport, Vice President & Financial Fidelity Product Manager, Chubb (Spotlight Chair)


Financial Institutions: Developing a Risk-Aware Organization

  • Mary Beth Borgwing, President, Cyber and Risk Practice, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Michael Livni, Chief Information Security Officer, Valley National Bank
  • David Notch, Director, Information Protection & Business Resilience, KPMG
  • Yonesy Nunez, Information Security Leader – International, Wells Fargo
  • John Bird, Consulting Portfolio Partner, Verizon
  • Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and Founder, SecurityScorecard Inc.


Risk Mitigation and Response

  • Robert Dowling, Product Manager, Cyber Risk Management Solutions, Dynetics


3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

Afternoon Break

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

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General Session: Keynote by Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel, US Department of Homeland Security

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm

General Session: Data Breach Table Top
A group of data breach response experts will participate in a realistic data breach tabletop exercise, which will provide valuable insight into how an actual data breach is handled, the roles and responsibilities of the various members of a data breach team, and the critical success factors for favorable outcomes.

  • Paul Nikhinson, Privacy Breach Response Services Manager, Beazley Breach Response Services (Moderator)
  • Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, Kroll
  • Michael Bruemmer, Vice President, Data Breach Resolution, Experian
  • Bo Holland, Founder & CEO, AllClear ID
  • John Mullen, Managing Director and Chair of the US Data Privacy and Network Security Group, Lewis Brisbois
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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