9:00 am - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

  • Bill Keogh, CEO, Advisen
9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group [2015 Conference Chair]
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Opening Keynote

  • David Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Cyber Market Metrics

Advisen’s assessment of the cyber insurance market, including current size, growth rate, and premium potential will be presented.

  • Jim Blinn, Executive Vice President, Advisen
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Morning Break

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Reputational Risk

Why is cyber a big reputational concern? How can corporations mitigate the risk? How can insurance play a part? This session will also question whether corporate resiliency is built into brands, to help cushion against the risks of cyber.

  • Bo Holland, Founder and CEO, AllClear ID (Moderator)
  • George Little, Partner, Brunswick Group
  • Michael Palotay, Senior Vice President, Underwriting, NAS Insurance
  • Steve Rosen, Managing Partner, President, Public Relations, Star Group
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Harnessing the Numbers

Is it possible to quantify the threat of cyber risks to your business? This session will look at steps taken by cyber experts to define the cost of a breach and also look at insurance industry initiatives to model cyber risk. How to quantify and manage systemic risk and aggregations of exposures? Knowing what the loss looks like helps drive insurance pricing, cover and availability.

  • Wayne Wickham, Knowledge Manager, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Neil Furukawa, Chief Operating Officer, CyberPoint International
  • John Plaisted, Senior Vice President, Global Analytics Practice, Marsh
  • Mark Synnott, Managing Director, Executive Vice President, Willis Re
  • Peter Ulrich, Senior Vice President, RMS
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Who goes there?!

Who are the hackers? What are their motivations and most importantly, how do they get in? This session will hear from a cyber threat expert on identifying and understanding your attackers…

  • Rebecca Bole, Director of Editorial Strategy & Products, Advisen (Moderator)
  • Gary Golomb, Co-Founder, Awake Networks
  • John McGloughlin, CEO, GuardSight
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Regulatory Update: The West Coast 

How do recent regulatory developments on the West Coast sit with President Obama’s call for a national breach law?

  • Kimberly Horn, Claims Manager, Technology, Media & Business, Beazley


2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

The True Claims Trends

Does the reality of cyber loss experience match the topics discussed at most conferences? Much time is spent discussing data breach, but is that what is keeping underwriters up at night? This session will gather a panel of senior carriers to discuss where the actual claims are coming from – intellectual property theft, E&O, media liability, etc. Is the loss trend shifting? How is it affecting carrier pricing models and driving pricing and underwriting controls?

  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group (Moderator)
  • Matt Donovan, National Underwriting Leader – Technology and Privacy, Hiscox
  • Tim Francis, Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance, Travelers
  • Thomas Kang, Cyber Product Manager, Hartford Financial Products
  • Jim McQuaid, U.S. Head of Cyber Media and Technology, Financial Lines Claims, AIG
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Operational Risk and the Cyber Threat

2014 saw an increase in the number of cyber incidents that had devastating effects on the operations of global companies. Nation states allegedly carried out attacks across the globe, but employees are also a weak link. This panel will discuss the cyber risks to corporate operations from outside and within its own walls. It will also touch on the ever-present threat to national critical infrastructure from a cyber attack.

  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial division, Advisen (Moderator)
  • John Bruce, CEO, CO3 Systems
  • David Cass, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, Elsevier
  • Ben Walther, Senior Security Engineer, Warner Brothers
  • Joe Weiss, Senior Member, Applied Control Solutions
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Live Cyber Incident Simulation Exercise

The military does it, MI5 does it – increasingly corporations are doing it… Cyber war games are becoming a crucial part of testing your company’s responsiveness and resilience in the face of a ‘live’ cyber event.

Advisen will conduct a cyber-incident simulation exercise that features a select team of experts – representing the various stakeholders in a real event – who will work through a mock cyber incident in real time. On March 3, the observation team will critique the handling of the incident by our experts and share some best practices and key takeaways with our conference audience.

  • Jim Giszczak, Member, McDonald Hopkins
  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group
  • Randy Krause, President & CEO, ePlace Solutions
  • Winston Krone, Managing Director, Kivu Consulting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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