Technology

  • As cyber attacks become more frequent and more damaging, the cost of not being prepared is rising and companies are considering how to mitigate risk. The insurance industry can play an important role in managing cyber risk, but it needs to better understand the threat and quantify the potential damages. Understanding the range and diversity of cyber threats facing American companies, and the cost of cyber attacks and data breaches to victim companies, is essential for insurers to offer new products and services and manage their own exposure to cyber risk.
    CSIS will convene a wide range of stakeholders including industry executives, senior policymakers, and security experts to discuss these issues and promote the development of a common understanding of the cyber risks to American companies and how best to manage those risks.
    Breakfast begins at 8:15 AM
    Keynote address by:
    Sarah Bloom Raskin
    Deputy Secretary
    U.S. Department of the Treasury
    Panel 1 - The Cyber Threat Landscape
    Moderator:
    Denise Zheng
    Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program
    CSIS
    Panelists:
    Steven Shirley
    Executive Director
    Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center
    Mark Weatherford
    Principal
    The Chertoff Group
    Dmitri Alperovitch
    Co-Founder and CTO
    CrowdStrike
    Jake Olcott
    Vice President
    BitSight Technologies

  • Kirstin Simonson, Cyber Lead for Travelers Technology, and Claire Kornegay, Cyber Lead for Travelers Select, share insights on insuring cyber risks for technology companies. For more than 30 years, Travelers has served the technology industry, offering broad risk management solutions for a range of telecommunications, information technology, medical technology, and electronics manufacturing companies. Where innovators turn first to protect their dream, trusting the Technology experts at Travelers to turn risk into advantage.