Business Risks 2020: Insurance, Legal and Finance Challenges of Cybersecurity

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Business Risks 2020: Insurance, Legal and Finance Challenges of Cybersecurity

November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


The rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape presents operational challenges to all businesses, from start-ups to large corporations. Far beyond the technical challenges of keeping data secure, cyber-attacks create liability and regulatory compliance issues across the entire chain of vendor/client relationships. This virtual event will explore the business impact of cybersecurity (i.e., insurance, legal liability, and financing) with experts across multiple industries to help attendees understand cybersecurity trends, challenges and impact on business operations. How is liability determined in a cybersecurity breach? How does risk exposure affect financing, investments and loans? How are cybersecurity regulations formulated, promulgated and enforced? As a business owner, how can I mitigate my risks? These questions and more will be covered.

Who Should Attend?

– insurance, legal and financial professionals
– corporate compliance officers
– small businesses/startups
– government contractors and health information managers
– cybersecurity service providers
– cybersecurity students seeking real-world experience

Beyond the Cyber Covid Crisis of 2020: In 2020, COVID pushed our information technology to the limit, but it didn’t break. We’ve been able to work from home, learn from home, and be entertained from home. We rely on technology more now than ever before. This has huge implications for how we take care of our data in cyberspace. We will see dramatic shifts in cyber tech, government regulations, how we train for cyber jobs and how we measure cyber risk. In this keynote, Ron Gula will discuss these trends and offer some insight to the future of cyber security.

Ron Gula, President at Gula Tech Adventures

Ron is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on cyber technology, strategy and policy. Since 2017, GTA has invested in dozens of cyber start-ups and funds and supported multiple cyber nonprofits and projects. From 2002 to 2016, Ron was the co-founder and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He helped grow the company to 20,000 customers, raise $300m in venture capital and grow revenues to $100m, setting up the company for an IPO in 2018. Prior to Tenable, Ron was a cyber-industry pioneer and developed one of the first commercial network intrusion detection systems called Dragon, ran risk mitigation for the first cloud company, was deploying network honeypots in the mid-90s for the DOD and was a penetration tester for the NSA and got to participate in some of the nation’s first cyber exercises. Ron is involved in a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks including Defending Digital Campaigns, the Cyber Moonshot, the National Security Institute and the Wilson Center.

Sean McDonald CIGI senior fellow and co-founder of Digital Public

Sean Martin McDonald is a CIGI senior fellow and the co-founder of Digital Public, which builds legal trusts to protect and govern digital assets. He is a lawyer and the CEO of FrontlineSMS, an award-winning global technology social enterprise; a fellow at the Duke Center on Law & Technology; a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab; and a former affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center. Sean is an adviser to Digital Democracy and the IEEE’s Ethics and AI Committee, and a researcher and writer whose work has been published by the InternationalReview of the Red Cross, Foreign Policy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Cornell’s Legal Informatics Institute, IRIN and Innovations, among others. He holds a J.D./M.A. from American University, with specialization in international law and alternative dispute resolution, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Sean’s research focuses on civic data trusts as vehicles that embed public interest governance into digital relationships and markets.


Angie Barnett – President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland


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