Join me at the NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum June 11-13, 2014.

 

Looking to attend a great conference where you can learn about cyber risks, cyberinsurance, data breaches, data privacy, cyberattacks, and more? HB Litigation ConferencesThen you should join me for the NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum.  Hosted by HB Litigation Conferences, it will take place June 11-13, 2014 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA.

The event will be chaired by:

  • Robert Jones, AIG
  • Paul Miskovich, Axis Pro
  • Jennifer Rothstein, Kroll
  • Jim Giszczak, McDonald Hopkins
  • Tim Stapleton, Zurich
  • Risk Manager Liaison:  Darin Bielby, Navigant

You can find a PDF of the entire agenda by clicking here.

I’ll be a speaker on a panel discussing the “Crime Coverage & Cyber Insurance,” presenting at 9:00 am, Friday morning, June 13.  Our panel will discuss:

  • Coverage in common loss scenarios
  • Discussion of recent claims
  • Court decisions impacting coverage
  • Standard Crime & Cyber policy forms

Our panel and moderator will include:

Take a look at the full agenda by clicking here.  And you can register online by clicking here.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2014.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the conference.
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David Gura interviewed and quoted me in his story, “Lucky for Target, the company had insurance.”

3d laptop with  combination wheelDavid Gura put together a news story for Marketplace discussing cyberinsurance and insurance coverage for risks, liabilities, and losses related to data breaches, hacks, and exposures of credit card numbers and information.

The lede is:

Target reported quarterly earnings for the first time since a major data breach that has affected more than 100 million customers. Target says it cost the company $61 million.

David was kind enough to interview me for the news story that was broadcast on the radio; he also quoted me in the written version of the story.  I discuss potential sources of costs and loss that retailers likely would face after a hack and breach of credit card information.  The story provides an overview of cyber insurance.  It’s nice to see that it concludes with a point that insurance companies will have to pay in the event of a claim resulting from a data breach and cyber event.  Please click on over and read the entire piece.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2014.

Please check out: “5 Tips For Reviewing And Buying Cyberinsurance.”

Highway Signpost "Cyber Attack"Law360 published an article that I wrote with tips for buying and reviewing cyberinsurance, with special tips for retailers who are considering buying or reviewing cyberinsurance policies.

The article is “5 Tips for Reviewing and Buying Cyberinsurance.”  With the recent rash of cyberattacks, data breaches, and other incidents affecting retailers around the country, it is a good time to turn a careful eye to insurance for cyber and privacy risks.  After a privacy, cybersecurity, or data breach incident, retailers may face a host of issues as a result of those incidents.  The issues may include individual consumer claims, putative class actions, federal and state investigations and regulatory inquiries, and demands from banks, credit card brands, and/or credit card processors.

The introduction to the article reads:

It seems that the cybersecurity was all over the news in 2013, and in 2014, retailers cannot escape the potential of a data breach. In fact, it’s been reported that six further retailers may be suffering data breaches and cyberattacks, beyond the two big retailers that were in the news over the holiday season. If you already have forgotten about your personal New Year’s resolution, consider one for your business: understanding your insurance policies with a view toward coverage for cyber risks.

If you are interested in some take aways regarding your cyberinsurance program, including considerations relating to Payment Card Industry Council compliance (“PCI compliance”), account data compromise events (“ADC events”), case management fees, operational fraud demands, operational reimbursement demands, and more, please take a look at the entire article.  Please check out “5 Tips for Reviewing and Buying Cyberinsurance.”

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2014.

Rodd Zolkos and Bill Kenealy quote me in their article, “Target tested by holiday credit card data breach.”

Credit card readerRodd Zolkos And Bill Kenealy wrote an article for Business Insurance discussing the alleged data breach that Target Corporation suffered in late 2013, titled, “Target tested by holiday credit card data breach.”

The lede is:

The Target Corp. data breach that exposed 40 million shoppers’ debit and credit card account information has caused lawsuits, state and federal investigations and potential company reputation damage, while raising fresh concerns among other businesses about the worsening risk of cyber attacks.

Rodd and Bill were kind enough to quote me in the piece.  I discuss risk management, cyber security, and insurance coverage for cyber risks.  You may have to register with Business Insurance to see that part of the article.  Other people who work on cyber security and cyber risk questions were cited in the piece as well, and contain comments as to whether PCI-DSS certification, and certification as being PCI compliant, can prevent all cyber attacks and data breaches.

The article has interesting points for risk managers, in house counsel, compliance, and IT personnel.  Please click on over and read the entire piece.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2014.

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Please join me for IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit, March 5-7, 2014 in Washington, DC!

PrivacyI’m excited to announce that I’m going to be presenting a session on insurance coverage issues relating to data privacy and cybersecurity at the upcoming International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit.  It’s a premier privacy conference for privacy professionals, in house counsel, risk managers, and others who are interested in privacy and cybersecurity issues.  IAPP advertises that up to 23.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available, and up to 20 hours of continuing privacy education (CPE) credits are available.

Here is a brief overview of the Global Privacy Summit, from the IAPP website:

The privacy conversation starts right here.
The story is happening right now.
Be part of it at the Summit.

Thanks to new technologies and increasing public awareness, we are seeing record engagement in the privacy space—there’s more dialogue than ever before.

And for years, the IAPP Global Privacy Summit has helped to drive this change, engaging minds and creating discourse. It is the largest and most-anticipated privacy conference in the world.

Conference Hotel and Location:

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20008

My panel will be:

Thursday, March 6, 2:30-4:00 pm

You can click this link to register now.

Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the remainder of the conference.

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Please join me for: “Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens.”

cybersecurityI’m excited to present on cybersecurity and insurance coverage issues to emerging growth companies at a live seminar on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.  It will be at bwtech@UMBC North : 5520 Research Park Dr, St 110, Baltimore, MD 21228.  The seminar is:

 

Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens

CYBERInnovation Briefings

Here are the details from the website announcement:


Cyber Security Liability and Privacy: When a Breach Happens – Who’s Liable, Who’s Responsible

As cyber attacks plague critical infrastructure, financial institutions, and the federal government, liability and privacy remains a growing concern. With losses mounting and sensitive information being leaked several questions remain unanswered – who’s liable, who’s responsible, what are enterprises doing to protect their customers?

We’ll discuss cyber security liability, privacy, and insurance issues.  We’ll also explore some of the basic coverages offered under insurance policies for cyber and privacy risks, provide details on claims that have been covered, discuss the costs for these insurance products, provide an overview of data breach claims and litigation, cyber forensics, and more.

My panel will include:

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Disclaimer:

This blog is for informational purposes only. This may be considered attorney advertising in some states. The opinions on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of the author’s law firm and/or the author’s past and/or present clients. By reading it, no attorney-client relationship is formed. If you want legal advice, please retain an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. The opinions expressed here belong only the individual contributor(s). © All rights reserved. 2013.

Note:  as a speaker at the conference, I will not be charged a fee to attend the conference.

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