9:00 am - 9:10 am

Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:45 am

Keynote Address

  • Robert Holley, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Division, FBI
9:45 am - 10:00 am

The Headlines from the Cyber Risk Network

Bringing the latest cyber news to life, this session will dissect a number of trending news stories in the cyber risk universe with analysis and context from Advisen data.

This session will be live streamed through Periscope by Sikich. To access the live stream during the event follow @SikichLLP on Twitter.

10:00 am - 10:45 am

“Who goes there!?”

Who are the actors behind some of the highest profile cyber incidents? Are they government employees or contractors? Cyber terrorists? Activists? Criminals? Can we tell the difference? Does it really matter? This session will explore the motives and the tactics that both differentiate and align nation states and criminal gangs in the murky underworld of hackers.

  • Melissa Ventrone, Partner and Chair of Data Privacy & Security, Wilson Elser (Moderator)
  • Jamie Murdock, Chief Information Security Officer, Binary Defense Systems
  • Quincy Castro, Internet Security Researcher, Team Cymru
  • Christopher Novak, Director, Global Investigative Response, Verizon RISK Team
  • Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-Founder, Keeper Security
10:45 am - 11:00 am

Morning Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

The Risk Management Perspective

A panel of risk management experts discuss how cyber exposures fit into a broader risk management framework and the role of insurance in addressing these exposures. Panelists will delve into the decision-making process and examine the factors that shape the buying decision.

  • Meredith Schnur, Professional Risk and National Practice Leader, Wells Fargo (Moderator)
  • Ethan Harrington, Director, Insurance & Risk Management, H&R Block
  • Josh Harwood, Director of Risk Management, TDS
  • Vitas Plioplys, Director of Risk Management, Experian
11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Insurance Coverage and Coverage Issues

Do underwriters believe that their products are keeping pace? What exposures cause them the most concern? Is the market behaving rationally? What will cyber insurance look like in the coming years? This panel discussion will delve into insurance coverage from an underwriter perspective and ask how this cover is evolving.

  • Molly McGinnis Stine, Partner of Cyber Insurance Group, Locke Lord (Moderator)
  • Elissa Doroff, Vice President, Underwriting and Product Manager, Cyber / Technology, XL Group
  • Kirstin Simonson, 2VP, Underwriting Director, Global Technology, Travelers
  • Greg Vernaci, Senior Vice President, AIG
  • Brian D. Brown, President, CyberSpecialist Group
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Selling Cyber to the Small and Medium Enterprise

Cyber is increasingly a becoming a ‘must-buy’ cover for a small group of large companies that are vulnerable to cyber attack. But what about the rest? Should the vast majority of smaller and mediums sized businesses be concerned about the cyber threat? How can the insurance industry educate this audience on the risks and persuade them of the benefits of cyber insurance?

  • Akhil Chopra, Senior Vice President, QSG-FINPRO-Errors and Omissions, Marsh
  • Dave Wasson, Professional and Cyber Liability Practice Leader, Hays Companies
  • Brian Thornton, President, ProWriters
  • David Hallstrom, Technology Underwriting Director, CNA
  • Lauren Gorte, Assistant Vice President, Professional Risk, ACE USA
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

The Cyber Terrorism Threat

With TRIA renewed, many carriers and insureds may think that any loss arising from terrorism is covered by the government backstop… but are they?

This session will focus on the potential implications of a cyber terrorism event, including physical loss and damage and business interruption costs.

How would cyber policies respond to a terrorism event? What do insurance exclusions mean and how do incident response strategies address such an event?

  • John Mullen, Partner, Lewis Brisbois (Moderator)
  • Matthew McCabe, Senior Vice President of Network Security and Privacy, Marsh FINPRO
  • Nick Economidis, E&O Underwriter, Beazley
  • Bill Hardin, Managing Director and Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy and Incident Response Practice, Navigant
  • Eric Shiffman, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Chicago Division
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 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.

  • Bo Holland, CEO, AllClear ID (Moderator)
  • Catherine Rudow, Senior Vice President, Specialty Casualty, Partner Re US
  • Scott Stransky, Manager and Principal Scientist, AIR Worldwide
  • Alice Underwood, Executive Vice President, Willis Re
  • Douglas Hubbard, Inventor and Founder, Hubbard Decision Research
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Data Breach Simulation Exercise

This popular session will gather a group of cyber incident specialists to simulate a real live event for our conference audience. The event will take place the day before the conference and a group of observers will feedback takeaways and best practices for the audience – a must-see session!

  • Elisabeth Case, SVP-Commercial E&O Practice Leader, Marsh FINPRO (Moderator)
  • Marcello Antonucci, Claims Manager, Beazley
  • Randy Krause, President, ePlace
  • Fausto Molinet, Cyber Security Consultant, Delta Risk
  • Melissa Ventrone, Attorney, Wilson Elser

Closing Remarks & Reception

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