Famed Hacker Mudge Discusses the Current Cyber Risk Landscape

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko… famed hacker, director of the Cyber Independent Testing Laboratory, and luncheon keynote at the 2017 PLUS Cyber Liability and Management & PL Symposia, stops by the PLUS Media Zone to discuss why it is important to create a standardized way to compare software, his advice for CTOs and ERMs, and the current cyber security landscape.

PLUS Cyber Keynote Making Headlines

Former hacker Peiter “Mudge” Zatko is making the news today. As Director of the Cyber Independent Testing Laboratory he is working on a system to rate the relative security of commercially available software, something that is not presently available.

There is a great profile of him and his efforts today on Fortune. From the article…

Among the people most interested in the fine-grained results of the software ratings are insurance companies, which have been hard-pressed to estimate reasonable premiums for insurance against hackers.

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Zatko speak on this issue in person next month… Register now for the 2016 PLUS Cyber Liability Symposium, September 27 in New York.

Cyber Security at the Board Level

Only 1% of boards in the United States have a member with cyber security expertise, according to this clip from the 2014 PLUS Conference session “Cyber Security and Data Breaches: The Big New Exposure for Ds & Os?” Here session moderator John E. Black, Jr., Esq. (Skarzynski Black LLC) and panelists Douglas Greene, Esq. (Lane Powell PC), Shanda Davis (Travelers) and Todd Greeley, Esq. (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance) discuss how boards can and should be addressing cyber security.

For much more on emerging D&O exposures join PLUS for the 2015 D&O Symposium, February 4 and 5 in New York.