PHILADELPHIA – March 2, 2011 – “Cyber security mishaps including the mishandling and use of private data are among the top and — perhaps most frightening — silent threats facing companies, individuals, governments and other organizations today,” said Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences. “With everything from accidental leaks of non-public information that result in a privacy class action lawsuit, to the intentional harvesting of data posted on social networks… to data gleaned from flash cookies on personal or business computers, the risks are growing, global and often gigantic.”

This is why HB Litigation Conferences has partnered again with NetDiligence®, a leading cyber risk assessment company supporting the cyber liability insurance industry, to create a two-day program designed to help companies mitigate and protect themselves from data security/ privacy breaches, Hagy said.

“The inaugural event in 2010 received great reviews not only for its content and expert faculty, but for its rich networking opportunities,” said Mark Greisiger, president of NetDiligence®. “We look forward to an even better event this year with a wider array of insurance industry partners.”

HB’s 2nd Annual NetDiligence® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum will be held June 9-10 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

This year’s conference is chaired by:  Richard Bortnick, Esq. of Cozen O’Connor; Oliver Brew, Senior Vice President of Technology – Media and Telecoms Underwriting of Hiscox USA; Toby Merrill, VP & National Privacy, Technology & Media Liability Product Manager of ACE Professional Risk; and Meredith Schnur, Professional Risk Group of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.

“We decided to return to Philadelphia as it has become a hub for services designed to protect data and mitigate damage from breaches or losses,” Greisiger said.

HB and NetDiligence® have gathered more than 45 experts and thought leaders to speak across two days on hot topics in this growing area of risk and liability.

Features Include:

* The State of the Cyber Nation

* A State and Federal Regulatory Update

* A Risk Manager’s Roundtable

* Insurance Coverage Analysis: GL vs. Network Security

* The Social Media Maze: Liability in Behavioral Advertising and Social Media Sites

* Data Breach Preparedness and Plan Execution

* Claims, Claims, Claims: A Privacy Breach Dissected

* The Types of Coverage Being Purchased

* Track Sessions Allowing for a Tailored Educational Experience

* Ethics in Resolving Cross-Border Privacy Issues

The program is designed for corporate risk managers, CFOs, insurers, information security technologists, lawyers and insurance brokers seeking to learn more about how companies may be found liable for a data breaches that may trigger class actions; what risk control measures, standards and safeguard practices are reasonable & prudent; where many companies are weak; how to assess e-risk and recognizing if a breach has occurred; investigating an incident; incident response plans; and the value of privacy risk insurance coverage.

For more information about the 2nd Annual NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, contact HB Litigation Conferences by phone at (484) 324-2755 x212, by email at, or by visiting the conferences section at HB’s website at  Press passes are available.