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Cyber Risk Management: How Claims Affect Your Coverage


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Approved for CLE credit in: AK,AZ,CA,CT,MO,ND,NY,VT,WV

Cyber risk modeling remains elusive. Claims data and complexity of the current available date is could be the solution to this problem. This session will look at steps taken by cyber experts to define the cost of a breach, quantify and manage systemic risk and aggregations of exposure to ensures effective cyber risk management.

This program was recorded on September 28th, 2016 as part of ALM CyberSecure.

Provided By: CyberSecure

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM 
  • The Current Environment - Threats & Costs
  • Understanding Cyber Insurance
  • The Underwriter's Perspective
  • The Broker's Perspective
  • Lessons from Recent Breaches
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: September 28, 2016

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This program is has been approved for credit in AK,AZ,CA,CT,MO,ND,NY,VT,WV

Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

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Panelist Biographies

Dan DeLoof

Senior Underwriter, Cyber, Media & Speciality PI
Allianz Global

Daniel J. DeLoof is the Senior Underwriter for Allianz’s cyber business and will be based in New York. Prior to joining Allianz he was with the ACE Group, where he was a claims representative for Professional Risk - Cyber, Privacy Network and Liability Claims. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance.

Tim Francis

Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance
The Travelers Companies, Inc.

As a Vice President, Tim Francis leads Traveler s’ Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives. He also serves as the Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance.

In this latter role, Francis has oversight of all of the company’s cyber product management, including products for businesses of all sizes, public entities, and technology firms.

Francis has emerged in the insurance industry as one of the foremost cyber experts, having been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, Insurance Journal, Property Casualty 360, Business Insurance,, and other premier media outlets. Additionally, he served as co-chair of the NetDiligence Conference and has spoken at numerous other conferences on the evolution of cyber risk and how businesses can protect against them.

Francis also is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has served as Chairman of the Hartford Chapter. He is a participant in the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group (CIDAWG), an ongoing private-public engagement that is examining how a cyber incident data repository could help meet the information requirements of insurers, CISOs, and other cybersecurity professionals.

Steven H. Weisman

McCarter & English LLP

Mr. Weisman has a national commercial litigation practice, representing corporate policyholders in all types of insurance-related matters including complex coverage disputes, insurance broker disputes, and premium disputes in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Weisman advises his clients on and litigates a broad range of insurance issues concerning an array of underlying liabilities and first-party losses under a wide variety of insurance policies, including general liability insurance, directors’ and officers’ insurance, errors and omissions insurance, advertising injury and media liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, management liability insurance, cyber risk insurance and first party property insurance. His guidance also extends to counseling clients on and litigating premium disputes, including retrospective premium disputes, as well as captive-reinsurance disputes.

He has assisted General Electric Company, Ingersoll-Rand Company, Isolatek International, and Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., among others, in successfully securing insurance recoveries on large losses. He represented and counseled a manufacturer policyholder in connection with a management liability insurance policy dispute arising from the manufacturer’s insurer’s failure to settle an underlying wrongful termination action, which resulted in a multimillion dollar jury verdict against the manufacturer policyholder outside of its policy’s liability limits. Mr. Weisman litigated the manufacturer’s insurance coverage and bad faith claims against the insurer and secured an amicable resolution of the manufacturer’s claims. Mr. Weisman also counsels clients, including a major New Jersey transportation company and a New Jersey construction supply company, on state insurance regulations concerning premium ratings, premium audits and classifications for workers compensation policies, advocating on their behalf and representing them in arbitrations.

As a natural extension of litigating complex insurance coverage issues, Mr. Weisman is equally adept at, and has handled, an array of complex general commercial disputes. In that regard, he recently litigated and assisted in trying a multi-million dollar commercial dispute on behalf of Ingersoll-Rand Company. Mr. Weisman also represents commercial clients in connection with various insurance broker disputes and managing general agency disputes.

Mr. Weisman, a founding member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Data Privacy Task Force, frequently counsels clients on their cyber risk insurance coverage and is a frequent speaker on cyber risk issues.

As for his pre-trial work, Mr. Weisman actively and regularly engages in expert witness discovery, deposing experts on a variety of technical issues, including accounting matters and accounting guidance (including GAAP and the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletins), environmental standards and insurance industry standards/custom and practice, including underwriting, claims handling, and placement of insurance policies.

Drawing on his broad experience, Mr. Weisman counsels clients on regulatory compliance matters, developing internal practices and procedures to address his clients’ compliance needs. Mr. Weisman’s credentials also extend to providing advice on the scope of his clients’ existing insurance coverage programs relative to their potential risks.

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