The pandemic period has seen changes in the cybersecurity threat landscape. As opportunities for threat actors increased due to the prevalence of work-from-home restrictions and increases in ransomware attacks, insurance companies paid out record amounts in 2020 for cyber related claims. The downstream effects are here: higher premiums, changes in coverage limits and hesitancy of insurance companies to underwrite cyber risk. At our November meeting, we are please to welcome Matthew T. Denielak who is a Cyber/E&O insurance broker and Jonathan Davies who is a cyber risk consultant. Our guests will present on the current issues affecting the cyber insurance market place.
When: Thursday, November 18th, 11:10AM to 1:00PM.
20 minutes – networking
60 minutes – speakers
15-30 minutes – Q&A
This event qualifies for 1.5 CPEs.
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Matthew T. Danielak – Director, Broking FINEX Cyber/E&O Midwest Region Lead
Matt leads the Midwest Region for Willis Towers Watson’s FINEX Cyber/E&O team. In addition to running a team of 13, he focuses on delivering expertise in privacy, information technology, E&O and media, including dedicated cyber claim advocates. As part of his role, he regularly speaks on industry panels, handles market relationships, creates risk transfer strategies with clients, oversees the placement of insurance programs, and provides client service throughout the course of the year. Matt has more than 12 years’ experience in building successful technology E&O, professional liability, media and cyber insurance books of business as both an underwriter and broker.
Matt holds a B.S. in Communications from Indiana University (Bloomington).
Jonathan Davies, C|CISO, CISSP, CCSP – Cyber Risk Consultant, North America – FINEX
Jonathan Davies is based in Las Vegas and has developed and implemented cybersecurity programs for several large clients in the global gaming and hospitality industry. He specializes in identifying, quantifying and mitigating key organizational cyber risks and then developing consensus-based, cost-effective solutions that align with the organization’s overall business goals. He emphasizes a cross-functional approach, involving key stakeholders and business units across the organization, to ensure that a comprehensive, organization-wide strategy is developed to manage the people, technical and financial risks impacting an organization’s cyber resilience.
Jonathan’s cybersecurity career is underpinned by a twenty-year military intelligence background. He holds a number of advanced industry certifications, including Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).