We are committed to adapting our educational programs to address breaking news and emerging trends. With that in mind, the agenda below is subject to change as the event approaches. Registered attendees will be notified by email if significant changes are made to the agenda.

Day 1: Monday, October 1

3:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Interactive Breach Scenarios

Palisades B
  • An understanding of a more recent, and prevalent, cyber security threats
  • An overview of legal, compliance and response obligations
  • Strategies on dealing with hackers and media during a breach
  • How to mount a response and what services and products to include
  1. Remi Gonzalez, Public Communications Inc.
  2. Jonathan Fairtlough, Kroll Cyber Security
  3. Jeffrey Schermerhorn, Willis Towers Watson
  4. Brookes Taney, Epiq
  5. Ian Birdsey, Pinsent Masons

Six Months After GDPR: Lessons Learned

Palisades D
  • Analysis of legal, regulatory and cyber risks that have evolved since implementation of GDPR
  • How to prioritize planning and implementation efforts
  • Addressing key GDPR compliance risks
  • Interactive scenario
  1. Jay Kramer, Lewis Brisbois
  2. Ed Cabrera, Trend Micro
  3. Art Ehuan, Alvarez & Marsal
5:00 PM — 7:00 PM


Oceanside Terrace

Day 2: Tuesday, October 2

7:00 AM — 8:30 AM
8:30 AM — 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Keynote

Arcadia Ballroom

9:00 AM — 9:45 AM

Claims and Losses Update

Arcadia Ballroom
  • A Review of the 2018 NetDiligence Cyber Claims Study
  • Corax/Clyde & Co Cyber Breach Insights Report
  • Types of claims being covered
  • Examination of cost
  1. Christina Terplan (M), Clyde & Co
  2. Deborah Hirschorn, AIG
  3. Lewis Guignard, Corax
  4. Mark Greisiger, NetDiligence
  5. Tamara Ashjain, NAS Insurance
9:45 AM — 10:45 AM

Breakout A: Business Interruption & Contingent BI

Arcadia Ballroom
  • How does a Business Interruption claim occur?
  • How would different industries look at a BI loss?
  • What are the steps in evaluating and calculating the loss?
  • Mitigating BI exposure
  • Who is buying and how much?
  1. Matthew Webb (M), Hiscox
  2. Christopher Liu, AIG
  3. Daimon Geophert, RSM
  4. Payal Patel, Marsh
  5. Simon Oddy, Baker Tilly

Breakout B: California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Palisades BCD
  • Legislative history behind the CCPA
  • Intended protections and benefits of the CCPA
  • Compliance challenges facing business and insurers
  • Litigation and regulatory risks posed
  • Will other states follow?
  1. Paul Karlsgodt (M), Baker Hostetler
  2. Brian Kabateck, Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP
  3. Lydia de la Torre , Satan Clara Law School
  4. Rebecca Perry, Jordan Lawrence

Breakout C: Business Email Compromises

Catalina Ballroom
  • Microsoft 360 and other trends
  • Security & prevention
  • High level discussion of coverage and claims
  1. Rob Rosenzweig (M), Risk Strategies
  2. Cindy Murphy, Gillware
  3. David Nides, KPMG
  4. David Rock, Allied World
  5. Rick Bortnick, Traub Lieberman
10:45 AM — 11:15 AM

Refreshment Break

Arcadia Foyer

11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Breakout A: SME Pricing and Coverage

Arcadia Ballroom
  • Small Office Network security architecture and pitfalls
  • Assessments
  • Coverage and pricing
  • Claims
  1. Wendy Dowd (M), Y-Risk
  2. Adam Abresch, Signature B&B
  3. David Ellis, Security Metrics
  4. Rotem Iram, At-Bay

Breakout B: Bench & Bar Fireside Chat

Palisades BCD
  • The judicial role in resolving disputes in civil litigation
  • The judicial perspective on cyber-related claims
  • Best practices for litigants and clients before the judiciary
  • The future of cyber litigation
  1. Adam Losey (M), Losey PLLC
  2. Patrick Walsh, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Breakout C: Automation of Security

Catalina Ballroom
  • Common threat actors and security concerns
  • Lack of human resource capacity in the market
  • Automation of security
  • Artificial intelligence solutions
  1. Steve Anderson (M), QBE
  2. Doug Clare, FICO
  3. Matt Gardner, California Technology Council
  4. Nickolas Graf, CNA
12:15 PM — 1:45 PM


Arcadia Ballroom

1:45 PM — 2:45 PM

Breakout A: International Regulatory Update

Arcadia Ballroom
  • GDPR: Report on Early Days
  • Asia, Australia, Singapore & Canada
  • Regulatory Guidance and Enforcement under new laws
  • Litigation Update
  • Insurance Response
  • Case Study
  1. Jennifer Coughlin (M), Mullen Coughlin
  2. Alex Cameron, Fasken Martineau
  3. Catherine Mulligan , Aon Benfield
  4. Hans Allnutt, DAC Beachcroft
  5. Joshua Pyle, CyberCube Analytics

Breakout B: Medical Devices and IoT

Palisades BCD
  • Vulnerabilities & Mitigation Best Practices
  • Current Regulatory Guidance
  • Litigation Trends
  • Insurance Market Developments
  1. Kim Holmes (M), TDC Specialty
  2. Adam Cottini, CrowdStrike
  3. Cinthia Motley, Dykema
  4. Jacob Dorval, RSA

Breakout C: People Problems

Catalina Ballroom
  • Current trends in self-induced breaches
  • Prevention and mitigation
  • Negligent insider vs malicious insider
  • Workplace culture that protects the organization
  1. Becky Pearson (M), Willis Towers Watson
  2. Ian Kelly, ID Experts
  3. James Goddard, Kaiser Permanente
  4. Jessica Tabrizi, Travelers
  5. Joseph Lazzarotti, Jackson Lewis
2:45 PM — 3:45 PM

Breakout A: Cyber Cat: Are we ready?

Arcadia Ballroom
  • Claims preparedness
  • Vendor aggregation
  • Expert exhaustion
  • Coverage and client expectations
  1. Oli Brew (M), CyberCube Analytics
  2. Annamaria Landaverde , MunichRe
  3. Jeremy Platt , Guy Carpenter
  4. Matt Prevost, Chubb
  5. Scott Stransky, AIR

Breakout B: Ethical Obligations for Lawyers

Palisades BCD
  • Achieving technical competence
  • Balancing data security, privacy concerns & ethical rules
  • Confidentiality and preserving priviledge
  • Vetting and supervising non-lawyer vendors
  1. Rob Driscoll (M), Crypsis
  2. Bill Hardin, Charles River Associates
  3. Jennifer Beckage, Beckage PLLC
  4. John Barrett, Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC

Breakout C: Breach Communications and the Media

Catalina Ballroom
  • Balancing legal risk/regulatory disclosure requirements with reputational risk
  • Brand recognition and the lifecycle of news coverage
  • Scrutiny on impacted business post notification
  • Tension between impacted organization and media
  1. Blaine Kimrey (M), Vedder Price
  2. Allison Grande, Law360
  3. Andrew Liuzzi, Edelman
  4. Michael Bruemmer, Experian
  5. Paul Roberts, Security Ledger
3:45 PM — 4:15 PM

Refreshment Break

Arcadia Foyer
4:15 PM — 5:00 PM

CISO Round-Up

Arcadia Ballroom
  • Integrating risk management into the insurance process
  • Technological focus on current threats and priorities
  • Governance and compliance within their role
  1. Tom Gallo (M), AllClear ID
  2. Anahi Santiago, Christiana Care Health Care System
  3. David Rusting, University of California
  4. Gareth Wharton, Hiscox
5:00 PM — 6:30 PM


Oceanside Terrace
9:00 PM — 11:30 PM

Fireside Nightcap

Fireside Lounge

Day 3: Wednesday, October 3

7:00 AM — 8:00 AM


Arcadia Foyer
8:00 AM — 8:45 AM

Insurance Industry Cyber Crime Task Force

Arcadia Ballroom
  • On a mission to fight crime on a unified front
  • What are the crimes, who are the criminals
  • What do the cyber claims data really tell us
  • Collaboration with law enforcement, legislators and industry leaders
  1. Jeremy Barnett (M), NAS Insurance
  2. Brian Robb, CNA
  3. Christian Lees, InfoArmor
  4. Jennifer Coughlin, Mullen Coughlin
  5. Winston Krone, Kivu Consulting
8:45 AM — 9:30 AM

Breakout A: Multinational Breach Management

Arcadia Ballroom
  • Practicalities of multi-jurisdictional regulatory compliance
  • Vendor selection
  • Data transfer issues
  • Language issues
  1. Jacqueline Spencer-Sim (M), AXIS
  2. Bo Holland, AllClear ID
  3. Ernest Koschineg, Cipriani & Werner
  4. Melanie Witte, AXA XL
  5. Wendy Wu, Stroz Friedberg

Breakout B: Challenging and Mitigating PCI Fines

Palisades BCD
  • Underwriting PCI fines and assessments
  • Legal defenses at the claims stage
  • Expert forensics role in defense of fines and assessments
  • Claims role in supporting defense against fines and assessments
  1. Evan Fenaroli (M), Philadelphia Insurance Companies
  2. Craig Linton, Beazley
  3. Doug Meal, Orrick
  4. Sam Rubin, Crypsis Group

Breakout C: Cannabis Data Security and Cyber Insurance

Catalina Ballroom
  • State-regulated markets in the context of federal law and enforcement
  • Data security risks faced by licensed cannabis operators
  • Obstacles in underwriting cannabis cyber risks
  • Filling current gaps in available coverage 
  1. Ian Stewart (M), Wilson & Elser
  2. Charles Pyfrom, Next Wave Insurance Services Inc.
  3. Doug Brush, Kivu
9:30 AM — 10:00 AM

Refreshment Break

Arcadia Foyer
10:00 AM — 10:45 AM

Breakout A: Blockchain and Insurance

Arcadia Ballroom
  • What is blockchain technology?
  • Security and scalability
  • Potential regulatory impact
  • Cyber Insurance opportunity
  1. John Farley (M), Hub International
  2. Cristina Dolan, iXledger
  3. Mark Mao, Troutman Sanders
  4. Richard DePiero, Sompo International
  5. Shannon Groeber, JLTS

Breakout B: Reputational Harm

Palisades BCD
  • Is reputation insurable?
  • Available coverage
  • Triggers for coverage
  • Calculating loss
  1. Matthew Hogg (M), Liberty Global Group
  2. Elissa Doroff, AXA XL
  3. Lisa Phillips, USI
  4. Massimo Messina, Ankura
  5. Richard Sheridan, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions

Breakout C: Assessing the Insured: Role of the CISO

Catalina Ballroom
  • Application forms and the CISO
  • Security budgets, processes & procedures, and tools
  • Multidisciplinary input on the application
  1. Spencer Timmel (M), Safety National
  2. Chris Keegan, Beecher Carlson
  3. Doug Freimarck, Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
  4. Jim Jaeger, Arete Advisors
  5. Kerrigan Malek, The Hartford
10:45 AM — 11:30 AM

Quantifying Silent Cyber Risk

Arcadia Ballroom
  • Cyber and digital risk is increasingly pervasive across all classes of insurance
  • How cyber-attacks trigger silent (non affirmative) coverage
  • Best Practies building a non-affirmative cyber risk management framework
  • Modeling Silent Cyber
  1. Kara Owens (M), Markel Corporation
  2. Erica Davis, JLT Re
  3. John Spiehs, AXIS
  4. Laurie Kamaiko, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  5. Tom Harvey, RMS