Agenda updated 10/2/2013

Sponsoring Organizations 





Mary Guzman, Senior Vice President, E&O and InfoSec Practice Leader, McGriff Seibels Williams.  Mary concentrates on the design, placement and oversight of customized executive risk solutions for the Fortune 1000 and other complex accounts.  Ms. Guzman has a background in both property/casualty and executive risks issues and has concentrated the past several years in the errors and omissions/professional liability, cyber/privacy, and media risks across industry groups.  Ms. Guzman came to McGriff having served is a Senior Vice President and Account Director roles at both Lockton Companies and Willis.

Oliver Brew, Vice President of Miscellaneous Professional Liability and Technology E&O, Liberty Insurance.  Prior to joining Liberty International Underwriters, Ollie was at Hiscox for 7 years where he held various underwriting positions, most recently running the middle market technology & privacy group.  Before that ran the technology account at CFC Underwriting in Lloyds and started his career at Willis in London.

Chris Keegan, Senior Vice President within FINEX Global (Willis Financial & Executive). Chris focuses on placements and advice on media, technology, network and privacy (cyber) risks. Christopher has executed technology and information risk assessment projects for financial institutions, insurers, technology companies, e-retailers and manufacturers. Prior to Willis, Christ was leader of an Information Risk Advisory Practice at Marsh and was involved with the development of new products at Zurich Re. He has been a lawyer in private practice for 15 years, licensed in New York, New Zealand and England.

Tim Francis, Vice President Portfolio Management at Travelers Bond & Financial Products.  Tim leads Travelers’ Business Insurance Management and Professional Liability initiatives and serves as Enterprise lead for Cyber Insurance.

Mark Schreiber, with the global law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.  Mark is Chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Protection Group Steering Committee and Chair for Privacy Matters of the World Law Group, an international affiliation of large law firms. Among his practice areas are data breach management and litigation strategy, “zip code” cases, data security regulations, privacy policy design, E.U. data protection and cross-border data transfer, including in internal investigations involving fraud, corruption and FCPA.  He is currently helping manage publication of the WLG Global Guide to Data Breach Notifications, to cover some 45 countries.

Why Attend?

Expertise:  50+ highly qualified speakers addressing the latest issues in underwriting, litigating, selling, and securing cyber risk, as well as mitigating and handling breaches.

Attendance:  This program will exceed 200 attendees comprising decision makers and influencers at insurance companies, insurance brokerages, law firms, data breach companies, and regulatory agencies.

Track record:  This marks our 3rd Annual West Coast Forum and the 7th in our successful series of Cyber conferences with NetDiligence.


Updated  10/2/2013

What’s NEW at our 7th Annual Cyber Forum?

• Intellectual Property – the Real Cyber Risk!
• Examining the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Adjudication Process
• Anatomy of a Data Breach from the Attorneys General Perspective
• Cloud Insurance Aggregation, Contracts and Technology
• Technology to Mitigate Risk

Keynote Address — Sponsored by Travelers
Cyber Warfare: China, Syria . . . NSA?
Grady Summers, Vice President, Mandiant

The evolving nature of cyber attacks has led to increasing concerns over the ability of public and private stakeholders to adequately defend our nation’s critical infrastructure. The rise of cyber espionage and advanced targeted attacks is placing increased demands on security organizations to better protect their intellectual property and financial assets, When attacks bypass preventive defenses, security teams need to be the first to know so they can be the first to act. Detecting, responding and containing these threats is something organizations must do on a daily basis. Grady Summers will share his insights based on research performed by Mandiant.

Registration Rates: Attorneys: $1195; Insurers, Brokers: $895; CFOs, IT Professionals: $795

NEW!  Accreditation:  This event qualifies for between 9 and 10.5 general CLE credits (depending on state).  Ten CE credits for insurance professionals has been approved by California, Pennsylvania, and Utah. Applications for other states are pending.

Complimentary Registration for Risk Managers: Free seats are limited to two per company. Space is limited.

Groups & Special Discounts: Contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 for more information, registration and group discounts.

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities  To sponsor this Forum, a food function or any other option, contact Brownie Bokelman, (484) 324-2755 x212 or write to her at

Testimonials from our June 2013 Forum

I thoroughly enjoy this conference. I think the combination of educational content and networking capabilities are unmatched at any other cyber conference.

The event is the best in the industry!

Very well planned and executed. Timing of sessions, speakers and relevance was excellent. First time attending and walked away with a much greater understanding of issues of cyber liability and what needs to be in place before a breach.

It is one of the more premier privacy conferences!

Specialized content is important to this topic for the right draw (to keep it high level, not basic – [other events are] often too basic).

Welcome to our first-time sponsor!

We could not produce the “best conference in the industry” without the support of this and all of these fine organizations.










Venue & Hotel Info

Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-1700

Located 15 minutes from the LA Airport, surrounded by beaches, dining and shopping.  All rooms have balconies and overlook the Marina or the City.  Facilities include swimming pool, whirlpool, tennis, and waterfront jogging/walking trails.

Alternate Hotels Added

Discounted rooms limited — book ASAP!

Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles
4200 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-2000

Marriott Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-3000

Monday, October 15 is Columbus Day – a holiday for many employees and school children – so have your family join you for a fall vacation!

HB Sales Contact
Brownie Bokelman