Mar 19–20, 2024


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: Tuesday, September 29

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

35 Views of Cyber Risk

Cyber risk sits at the intersection point of three different disciplines - computing, security and insurance. Each of these subjects is distinct but to properly understand cyber risk you need to master all three. This presentation looks at cyber risk from all angles, reframing familiar concepts in novel ways using theory from these and many other diverse disciplines such as economics and biology. 

  1. John Donald, AXIS
11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Reinsurance Market Conditions, Part 1

Join Pascal Millaire, CEO of CyberCube, as he chats with Stefan Golling, Chief Underwriter for Munich Re. They will discuss the current state of the reinsurance market.

  1. Pascal Millaire (M), CyberCube
  2. Stefan Golling, Munich Re
11:15 AM — 12:00 PM

Reinsurance Market Conditions, Part 2

  • Supply and Demand for Reinsurance and Retro
  1. Dan Burke (M), Woodruff Sawyer
  2. , Optio
  3. Sandy Codding, Swiss Re
  4. Catherine Mulligan, Aon
12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

Reinsurance & Retro Structures, Part 1

Join Pascal Millaire, CEO of CyberCube, as he chats with Albert Benchimol, President and CEO of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited.  They will discuss cyber reinsurance structures and the drivers of supply and capital sources.  

  1. Pascal Millaire (M), CyberCube
  2. Albert Benchimol, AXIS
12:15 PM — 1:00 PM

Reinsurance & Retro Structures, Part 2

  • Cyber Reinsurance Structures
  • How Deals Are Being Placed
  • Unlocking ILS Capital Supply
  1. Siobhan O'Brien (M), Guy Carpenter
  2. Adam Szakmary, Hiscox Re
  3. Darren Toh, Nephila Capital
  4. Edouard von Herberstein, Spectra
1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Modeling: The Key to Unlocking Capital, Part 1

Join Pascal Millaire, CEO of CyberCube, as he chats with Sean Ringsted, EVP, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Chubb.  They will discuss the importance of modeling cyber risk and current strategic business use cases. 

  1. Pascal Millaire (M), CyberCube
  2. Sean Ringstead, Chubb
1:15 PM — 2:00 PM

Modeling: The Key to Unlocking Capital, Part 2

  • Model Development
  • Strategic Planning for Reinsurers
  • Catastrophic Loss Examples
  1. Brittany Baker (M), CyberCube Analytics
  2. Evgenia Ageeva, Swiss Re
  3. Simon Cartagena, SCOR
  4. Justyna Pikinska, Gallagher Re
  5. Danielle Smith, Moody's RMS

Day 2: Monday, October 5

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

State of the Market: Impact of COVID-19

  • Economic Impact on Projected Losses
  • Underwriting to Covid Exposures--Bodily Injury and IT Issues
  • Evolution of the Consumer Perspective on Value Cyber Insurance to Overall Risk Management
  • Profitability and Carrier Ratings
  1. Florence Levy (M), Marsh
  2. Nick Economidis, Crum & Forster
  3. Shannon Groeber, CFC
  4. Dan Trueman, AXIS
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Claims and Losses

  • A Preview of the 2020 Findings of the NetDiligence Claims Study
  • Trends and Costs
  • Threats of Aggregation 
  1. Jennifer Coughlin (M), Mullen Coughlin LLC
  2. Mark Greisiger, NetDiligence
  3. Kimberly Horn, Palo Alto Networks Unit 42
  4. Luke Johnson, Canopius
  5. Simon Oddy, Baker Tilly
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Litigation Update

  • Recent Decisions and Trends
  • Data Privacy and Anti-Trust
  • Current Trends in Regulatory Development
  1. James Lee (M), Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
  2. Doug Meal, Orrick
  3. Eve-Lynn Rapp, Edelson
  4. David Straite, Kaplan Fox
12:15 PM — 1:15 PM

Third Party Risk and Insurance

  • Risk of Third Parties
  • Accounting for Third Party Risk When Underwriting
  • Making Third Party Risk More Transparent
  • Requirements to Reduce Risk of Claims Arising from Third Parties
  • Healthcare Case Study
  1. Jacob Olcott (M), BitSight
  2. Nasser Fattah, Cybersecurity & TPRM Leader
  3. Siobhan Hunter, CORL
  4. Steve Krusko, Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions
1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Non-Affirmative Cyber

  • Non-Affirmative Impact in Non-Cyber Lines 
  • Coverage Considerations
  • Product Development and Solutions
  • Aggregation
  1. Anthony Cordonnier (M), Guy Carpenter
  2. Kelly Bellitti, AXA XL
  3. Thomas Kang, Allianz
  4. Jamie Pocock, Guy Carpenter
2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Fines and Penalties

  • Current Trends in Assessment of Fines and Penalties
  • Insurability and coverage
  • Valuation
  1. Spencer Timmel (M), Safety National
  2. Hans Allnutt, DAC Beachcroft
  3. Cinthia Granados Motley, Dykema Gossett PLLC
  4. Gamelah Palagonia, WTW

Day 3: Tuesday, October 6

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

M&A Cyber Challenges

  • The Right Level of Cyber Due Diligence
  • The Current Reality of Risk in Transactions
  • The Current Star of Cyber M&A Contract Terms
  • The Role of Cyber Insurance in a Transaction
  • Interaction of Cyber Reps and Warranties
  1. Steven Struthers (M), Blackberry/Cylance
  2. Tigist Kassahun, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  3. Christopher Keegan, Brown & Brown
  4. Andrew Obuchowski, Charles River Associates
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Sector Risk: States & Municipalities

  • Challenges of Underwriting
  • Unique Vulnerabilities
  • Cost of Policies
  • Regulatory Oversight
  1. Tim Nunziata (M), Nationwide
  2. Richard DePiero, Sompo International
  3. Taiye Lambo, Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute
  4. Melissa Ventrone, Clark Hill PLC
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Private Causes of Action Under CCPA

  • General Trends: Litigants, Industries, Volume
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Current Trends
  • Retroactive
  • Requirement to "Cure"
  1. Paul Karlsgodt (M), BakerHostetler
  2. Anderson Berry, Arnold Law Firm
  3. Ronald Raether, Troutman Pepper LLP
  4. Ben Siminou, Siminou Appeals
1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Biometrics: Before and After COVID-19

  • Typical Pre-Pandemic Uses and Transition to Post-Pandemic Uses
  • Forced Evolution of Biometric Market And Contactless Applications
  • Overview of new Surveillance Technology
  • Consumer and Employee Privacy Concerns
  • Public Safety v Civil Liberties
  1. Ernest Koschineg (M), Cipriani & Werner PC
  2. Johnathan Bridbord, Ankura
  3. Anthony Dolce, The Hartford
  4. Zulfikar Ramzan, RSA
  5. Melissa Siebert, Cozen O'Connor LLP
2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Biometrics: Interplay of Financial Lines

  • D&O: Managing Employees, Infrastructure and Security Controls
  • EPLI: Privacy Issues, Testing, Termination
  • Cyber: Privacy Concerns and Controls
  • Clear Policies on Consent, Storage, and Destruction
  • Collaboration Between Lines
  1. Jamie Bouloux (M), EmergIn Risk
  2. Kimberly Holmes, Perez Morris
  3. Laura Lapidus, CNA
  4. Christopher Liu, Marsh

Day 4: Wednesday, October 7

9:00 AM — 10:00 AM

Threat Intelligence

Threat Intelligence is the process of acquiring knowledge about threats to an environment.  It is NOT just a list of indicators that an attacker used without additional context into how the attack worked.  It is both internal AND external knowledge.  We will open this panel with an exploration of these concepts, as well the importance of proper attribution.   To launch the rest of the day's program we will conclude this panel with a cradle to grave walk-though of a ransomware attack.

  1. Vinny Sakore (M), NetDiligence
  2. Devon Ackerman, Kroll
  3. Jim Jaeger, Arete
  4. Dom Paluzzi, McDonald Hopkins
10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Ransomware: Current Trends

  • New Variants & Strains
  • MSP Issues & Headaches
  • Claims & Losses
  • Can We Underwrite Our Way Out?
  1. Cindy Murphy (M), Tetra Defense
  2. Meghan Hannes, Beazley
  3. Alex Holdtman, Coveware
  4. Joe Hoosech, SpearTip
  5. Stu Panensky, FisherBroyles, LLP
11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Ransomware: Proactive Planning and Preparation for a Ransomware Event

  • Best Practices for Security for SME and Middle Market
  • Building a Breach Plan
  • Data Backup Options and Best Practices
  • Pre-Breach Services Offered by Carriers
  1. Brian Robb (M), Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  2. Nicholas Essner, Accenture
  3. Sean Hoar, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  4. Chris Salsberry, Tracepoint
12:15 PM — 1:15 PM

Ransomware: Restoration and Recovery

  • What is "Bricking?"
  • Data Recovery and the Importance of Back-Ups
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Financial Considerations 
  • Case Study
  1. Tracy O'Hara (M), Ascot Group
  2. Jerry Bessette, Surefire Cyber
  3. Jeremy Gittler, AXA XL
  4. Andrew Topp, West Monroe Partners
1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

International Cross-Border Breach Response

  • Global Regulatory & Litigation Update
  • Challenges in Developing International Incident Response
  • Claims Trends Outside of the US
  • Key Take-Aways
  1. Jennifer Beckage (M), The Beckage Firm
  2. Michael Bruemmer, Experian
  3. Shelly Giesbrecht, CrowdStrike
  4. Joe Niemczyk, Markel
  5. Harry Valetk, Baker McKenzie
2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Buyer's Perspective

  • Tips for the process of buying cyber-insurance
  • Helping the Policyholder Understand Loss Control
  • Working with insurers to make sure that claims are covered
  • Obtaining coverage under other policies and dealing with the “silent cyber” issue
  • Clarity on what it does not cover
  1. Scott Godes (M), Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  2. Brian Haugli, SideChannel Security
  3. Molly Reilly, Activision Blizzard
  4. Robert Rosenzweig, Risk Strategies

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