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Cyber Security Webinars

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. To raise awareness, PRIMA is pleased to offer cyber-security webinars designed to equip risk management professionals with the knowledge, skills and ability to pro-actively protect their entities.

PRIMA has collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to present the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Resilience Review webinars.

In October, learn about:

Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

October 4, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Description:

Grant funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) is designated as the key resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for the nation's state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments. Through its 24/7 Security Operations Center, the MS-ISAC serves as a coordination point for situational awareness, information sharing, and incident response for SLTT governments. 
 

MS-ISAC staff will present on the MS-ISAC's role as a collaborative SLTT government-focused cybersecurity organization that bolsters SLTT capacity and network defense capabilities against cyber threats. This will include information about MS-ISAC resources available to better manage cybersecurity risk in SLTT government organizations.

Access the PowerPoint Slides!

View the handout!

Speakers:

Ben Spear, Senior Intelligence Analyst, MS-ISAC

Eugene Kipniss, Program Specialist, MS-ISAC, a division of the Center for Internet Security


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Cyber Resilience Review

October 18, 2016 |12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Description:

Local government entities are a storehouse of personal information. As such, they are perfect targets for hackers seeking confidential and sensitive information, such as social security numbers, driver's licenses, medical and other information. Along with economic fallout, cyber events can be a public relations quagmire for a public entity. Additionally, many public entities do not have cyber insurance, or are not adequately covered by their insurance program. This webinar is designed to help local government know the rules and risks of cyber exposure, and how to manage such risks and exposure through insurance.

View the Webinar Recording!


October 19 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Cyber Threats Faced by Public Entities

Speakers:
Michael Otworth, MBA, CPCU, ARM, Senior Claims Unit Manager, Genesis Management Insurance Services
Ben Eggert, Esq., Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP

Description:
Local government entities are a storehouse of personal information. As such, they are perfect targets for hackers seeking confidential and sensitive information, such as social security numbers, driver’s licenses, medical and other information. Along with economic fallout, cyber events can be a public relations quagmire for a public entity. Additionally, many public entities do not have cyber insurance, or are not adequately covered by their insurance program. This webinar is designed to help local government know the rules and risks of cyber exposure, and how to manage such risks and exposure through insurance.

Attendee Takeaways:
1.    Understand the risks and costs of cyber events
2.    Evaluate steps to avoid the release of personal information to hackers
3.    Examine insurance products available to help manage cyber liability risks

Who Should Attend: 
1.    Risk managers
2.    Risk analysts
3.    Human resource professionals
4.    Safety officers
5.    Claim managers
6.    City/county officials

View the Webinar Recording! 

Access the PowerPoint Slides!

About the speakers:

Michael Otworth is the vice president and home office claims manager for Genesis Management & Insurance Services Corporation. Mike has been with the Gen Re Group for the past 27 years.  He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of New Haven and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations.

Ben Eggert is an attorney and partner at Wiley Rein, LLP. He oversees complex insurance coverage litigation matters and provides strategic advice to clients on a broad range of insurance coverage issues, including professional liability, general liability, and bad faith matters. Ben has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the District of Columbia State Bar and the Virginia State Bar. In 2013, Ben was named one of Washington, DC’s “Super Lawyers” for insurance coverage by Super Lawyers magazine.