Northwest Chapter Looks at the Latest in Cyber Security

Last Wednesday, August 21, the Northwest Chapter hosted their fifth annual Cyber Liability Symposium in Seattle, Washington. Insurance professionals gathered for a seminar on the legal landscape of cyber security and the emerging threats present in this ever-evolving sector of the industry. After the seminar, attendees continued the discussion and enjoyed networking with colleagues at a happy hour reception.

Thank you to the two co-hosts, the CPCU Society and RIMS, and to the Northwest Chapter annual sponsors for making this event possible!

2018 PLUS Conference Preview: D&O Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Next week is the start of the 2018 PLUS Conference, and we have our second to last education session preview. Keep an eye on the blog for a final exclusive preview as well as daily updates as the conference gets underway.

This panel will take place on Thursday, November 9, and will be moderated by Shanda Davis. The session will focus on the challenges that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) can pose to the D&O industry and what you can do to stay ahead of the curve. Panelists for this session include Scott Diamond, Claudette Kellner, Garrett Koehn, and Brian Mukherjee.

Below is a summary of the panel as well as a white paper on virtual currencies. The conference is coming up quickly, and you won’t want to miss the incredible education and networking opportunities. There’s still time to register, but the window is closing fast, so register now and join your colleagues at the PLUS Conference in San Diego next week!

Thursday, November 8, 3:00 pm – D&O Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are more than a trend. In the last few years, companies have raised over $10B selling digital coins or tokens through ICOs and the phenomenon has attracted a deluge of attention from regulators, investors, entrepreneurs, and even some mature companies looking to crowdfund off of the digital craze. For the D&O industry, ICOs present new challenges in terms of coverage, pricing and risk. In this session, the panelists will discuss the current state of ICOs, the regulatory environment, coverage trends and what’s next.

Moderator: Shanda Davis, D&O Product Manager, Travelers

Panelists:

Scott Diamond, Managing Partner, Chicago Digital Asset Network

Claudette Kellner, National Product Leader Public D&O, CNA

Garrett Koehn, Regional Director, Western U.S., CRC Insurance Services Inc.

Brian Mukherjee, Counsel, Goodwin Procter, LLP

White paper: A CFTC Primer on Virtual Currencies (CFTC, October 2017)