Complimentary Webcast

Cyber Risk in 2012: Is Your Head in the Cloud?

Experts explore cloud computing and other emerging technology exposures—and the latest approaches to insuring and managing information security and privacy risks

Original Broadcast Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Cost: Free

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Technologies continue their relentless pace of disruptive innovation and breathtaking proliferation. So it’s no surprise that cyber security ranks among the top concerns of insurers, leaders, and risk managers heading into 2012. On top of continually expanding use of tablets and other mobile devices, business data and applications are now being moved aggressively into the cloud. These trends add new concerns to an already daunting list of cyber security-related risk factors that range from data breaches, cyber-crime, lost laptops, and improper disposal of sensitive information to viruses, malware, violations of privacy regulations, and personal injury arising out of online content.

There’s no question that today's information security and privacy threats and exposures should be perceived with the same level of concern as traditional property and casualty exposures. Kicking off with an overview from nationally recognized cyber-crime and IT security expert Hemanshu Nigam of SSP Blue, PropertyCasualty360’s panel of leading experts not only will highlight the latest emerging risks that insureds face, but also outline the steps needed to protect valuable data and mitigate risks of financial and other losses.

In this web seminar, attendees will learn about:

  • The latest developments in cyber risk and how to gauge exposure—qualitatively and quantitatively
  • How insurers and risk management experts are responding to an ever-changing risk landscape that impacts all technology users
  • Practical and cost-effective approaches to manage and insure risk, including typical policy coverage and how to identify the elements that warrant coverage

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Featured Speakers:

Hemanshu NigamHemanshu Nigam
SSP Blue

Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam is the founder of SSP Blue, the leading advisory firm for online safety, security, and privacy challenges facing corporations and governments. He has 20 years of experience in private industry, government and law enforcement. He has been called upon by institutions from the United Nations to The White House to provide counsel on the world’s most critical online protection challenges and has been a featured expert by BBC, BusinessWeek, CNN, Financial Times, Fox News, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Prior to SSP Blue, Mr. Nigam held positions at News Corporation, Microsoft, and the Motion Picture Association of America. He has also held roles in the federal government, serving as a federal prosecutor against child and computer crimes for the U.S. Department of Justice, advisor to a Congressional commission on child safety, and advisor to the The White House on cyberstalking. Mr. Nigam earned his juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law and his bahcelor’s degree in government and political theory from Wesleyan University.

Gregg FergotGregg Fergot
Vice President, Head of Technology Underwriting
Zurich North America

Gregg Fergot is responsible for defining Zurich Technology’s marketing strategy, focusing on industry segments that include: Electronics, Information Technology, Communications, Medical Devices, Clean Tech and Federal Government Contractors.

Mr. Fergot has held various leadership positions at Travelers. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Global Technology in San Francisco where he managed a $150 million book of technology business. Prior to Travelers, he managed Chubb’s technology practice. Mr. Fergot brings over 20 years of insurance and technology experience and has established relationships with some of the world’s largest technology organizations. Recognized as a thought leader in this industry, Mr. Fergot has spoken to brokers and technology customers on a variety of cyber risk management topics.

Tim StapletonTim Stapleton, CIPP/US
Assistant Vice President, Professional Liability Product Manager
Zurich North America

Tim Stapleton is responsible for enterprise product development of Security & Privacy Liability, Technology, and Miscellaneous E&O lines of business at Zurich North America. As part of his responsibility, Mr. Stapleton sets underwriting risk appetite, pricing & program structure, and coordinates Zurich's panel of vendors that facilitate pre and post data breach response services for Zurich insureds.

Prior to his tenure at Zurich, Mr. Stapleton held various underwriting positions of increasing authority in the Professional Liability Division of AIG Executive Liability. Mr. Stapleton represents Zurich on the ISO E Commerce Panel, is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), and holds the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

Larry CollinstLarry Collins
Vice President, HSE Risk Engineering
Zurich Services Corporation

Larry Collins has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of Risk Engineering, with extensive experience in Risk management issues as well. As the Vice President for E-Solutions, he leads a team that provides customers with online tools and solutions for their risk management needs. He also has an expertise in cyber security, having presented numerous webinars, papers, and media events.

John DeWittJohn DeWitt
Contributing Editor

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