Harvard University Cyber Extortion Panel: To Pay or Not to Pay

November 6, 2019 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Cyber breaches can disrupt an entire company's operations and so can the ransom demands that often accompany an attack. As more organizations are experiencing cyber-attacks and ransom demands, the question of whether or not to pay and the pros and cons of both options should be explored. Harvard University Risk Management and Audit Services, Risk Cooperative and RCM&D will be joined by risk management professionals and cyber breach incidence response providers to offer perspectives and options on dealing with ransom demands. The program will conclude with a lunch and a free one-hour Cyber Hygiene Training Course provided by Cyber Vista.

Schedule of Events
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Networking
9:00 a.m. Introductions and the History of Cyber Breaches and Extortion
9:30 a.m. Cyber Extortion Panel
11:00 a.m. Break - Networking
11:30 a.m. Cyber Hygiene Training and Lunch
12:30 p.m. Networking
Event Hosts

James Shewey
Education Practice Leader at RCM&D 

Rachel Thuerk
Associate Director, Insurance and Risk Programs at Harvard University

Les Williams
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Risk Cooperative

Meet the Panelists

Aleck Burrell
Chief Operating Officer at NYA International

Benedetto Demonte
Managing Director and North America Leader of Cyber Risk Practice at Kroll Cyber Security, Inc.

Jeremy Gittler 
Practice Leader and Head of Cyber Claims Americas at AXA XL

Rick Prince 
Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager at AIG

Bob Rudis
Chief Data Scientist at Rapid7

Jeff Welgan 
Executive Director, Head of Executive & Professional Training Programs at CyberVista 

Bob Wice 
Cyber & Tech US Focus Group Leader at Beazley Group 


For more information, contact James Shewey.

25 Harvard Way
Boston, MA 02163
United States

2019-11-06 08:30:00 2019-11-06 13:00:00 America/New_York Harvard University Cyber Extortion Panel: To Pay or Not to Pay Cyber breaches can disrupt an entire company's operations and so can the ransom demands that often accompany an attack. As more organizations are experiencing cyber-attacks and ransom demands, the question of whether or not to pay and the pros and cons of both options should be explored.... Harvard Business School RCM&D contactrcmd@rcmd.com