2018 Agenda

2018 Agenda


The agenda for the International Cyber Risk Management Conference in Bermuda will focus on cyber risk with an emphasis on re/insurance and risk-transfer solutions. Cyber attacks can be immensely costly in terms of impact to business operations and your brand. If protecting your organization or client from the impact of a cyber attack is your core responsibility, ICRMC is the place to be.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

1:00 PM

Golf Tournament

Come early and join us for the ICRMC Bermuda Golf Tournament. Golf Details

Thursday, December 06, 2018

9:00 AM

Private Meetings & Networking

2:00 PM

Welcome & Acknowledgements

Joel Baker

President and CEO
MSA Research


Adam Segal

Director of Cyberspace and Digital Policy Program
Council on Foreign Relations (NY)

2:05 PM

Opening Address

Sean Moran

Head of Business Development
Bermuda Business Development Agency

2:15 PM

Evolution of Product and Buyers

Cyber towers have historically been purchased by large data holders such as FIs, Healthcare, Retailers and the Hospitality Industry. Today, the threat landscape has changed as has our global reliance on technology. 2017 saw large BI losses emanating from cyber events in non-traditional cyber classes such as manufacturing, transportation and logistics. We have also witnessed the impact of physical losses stemming from cyber and tech. Thus, there has been a marked shift in the demographics of cyber purchasers, no longer is this a niche product rather a more holistic product designed for a digitally integrated world. Is the industry prepared to respond by moving ‘silent cyber’ out of the shadows and explicitly embrace ‘embedded cyber’ in traditional policies? This panel will discuss the evolution of the cyber product including the challenges of creating products that cross into traditional P&C lines, it will look to the future as to what is next for this rapidly evolving insurance class and it will examine what insurance buyers are really looking for.


Grainne Richmond

Vice President, Dyna Management Services Ltd.


Darius Delon

President, Risk Management 101 and Past Chair of RIMS Canada Council


Giles Harlow

SVP, Professional Risk Solutions
Aon (Bermuda)


Chris Jansma

SVP, Professional Liability


Sarah Spurling

SVP, Professional Lines
Sompo International

3:30 PM

Networking Break

4:00 PM

Current Cyber Risk Trends and How They are Impacting Services and Offerings

The session will provide an overview of the current and emerging cyber threats across all major sectors and discuss how cyber-insurance services and offerings are addressing them. Audience Q&A will be encouraged.


John Huff

President and CEO
Association of Bermuda Insurers
and Reinsurers


Charles Carmakal



Tracie Grella

Global Head of Cyber Risk Insurance


Daniel Rance

Underwriter, Financial Lines


Bill Stewart

Cyber Security Business Leader

6:30 PM

Evening Soiree Sponsored by Deloitte

Friday, December 07, 2018

7:30 AM

Breakfast Sponsored by AXA XL

8:30 AM

Strength Through Information Sharing Within the Global Financial Services Arena

Cyber-threats are creating the need for improved approaches to ensure a safe and reliable financial industry environment. Information sharing around common threats and risk areas between financial services organizations has long been a common practice. However, these arrangements tend to be amongst local geographic or vertical groups and rarely extend into the larger FI community i.e., Banks, insurance, investments and other FI participants, who share with their local relationships but rarely exchange meaningful threat/risk intel with other FI communities. Cyber-risks now transcend all geographic and industry sub-groups (and industries) and the need for comprehensive, high-speed sharing and solution development around cyber-attacks has never been greater. Why should FIs leverage information sharing as an effective risk reduction approach? What are the major concerns in this area? How can FIs collectively improve their threat protection? This session will explore these issues and more.

Nick Galletto

Global and Canadian Cyber Risk
Services Leader


Craigg Ballance

Director, Canadian Member Services

9:30 AM

The CISO Perspective

The buck stops with the CISO. So, listen up! This is your chance to join world-renowned security leaders from Silicon Valley and Wall Street as they cover the myriad of cyber-security challenges facing enterprises as they prepare to enter the third decade of the 21st century. This rock-star panel will tackle the latest approaches to governance, mitigation, talent management and views on risk-financing. You won’t want to miss this.


Anthony Belfiore



Andre McGregor

Partner and Global Head of Security
TLDR Global


Tom Pageler

Chief Security Officer
BitGo Inc


Derek Vadala

Global Head of Cyber Risk
Moody's Investors Service (MIS)

10:30 AM

Networking Break Sponsored by Aon

11:00 AM

Smart Risk Management - What Are Regulators Focusing On?

Join this illustrious panel as they explore cyber risk and global privacy concerns from a regulatory perspective.  With the backdrop of GDPR, state-sponsored attacks and escalating class action, D&O and regulatory penalty risk, this is a session that captive owners, risk managers, CISO’s and CLO’s cannot afford to miss.


Todd Daubert

Dentons US LLP


Maria Filipakis

The Topside Group


Gerald Gakundi

Deputy Director
Insurance Supervision
Bermuda Monetary Authority


Maneesha Mithal

Associate Director of the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
Federal Trade Commission

12:00 PM

Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Cutting Edge Issues in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy and How C-Suites and Boards Should Respond to Them Sponsored by Slice

A broad range of threat actors are now in play, while old schemes and methods of attack emerge in new ways.   Where should C-Suites and Boards put their focus and resources? This keynote will discuss the rise in destructive attacks, including nation state activity, and what that means for how we prepare and cooperate across borders.  In an environment that balances privacy and security, the discussion will explore the regulatory free-for-all and what it means for companies, along with the new liability landscape and how it affects incident prep and response.

Luke Dembosky

Partner and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice
Debevoise & Plimpton
Former Senior DOJ Cyber Official

1:45 PM

Reinsurance and ILS - Managing Cyber CAT Risk

Given the aggregation risk inherent in cyber as a peril, it is only a matter of time before reinsurance and ILS capacity will be tested by a CAT. This session will explore emerging structuring, underwriting and modeling approaches to both affirmative and "silent" cyber risk that will be of keen interest to cedants, reinsurers, brokers and investors alike.


Greg Wojciechowski

President and CEO
Bermuda Stock Exchange


Ari Chatterjee

Chief Underwriting Officer
Envelop Risk


Mark Synnott

Managing Director and EVP
Willis Towers Watson


Peter Tadman

Head of Casualty, North America
MS Amlin

2:45 PM

Networking Break Sponsored by BitSight Technologies

3:15 PM

Cyber Pricing, U/W, Modeling and Reserving

This session will focus on differing approaches to pricing, underwriting, modeling and reserving of cyber risk. Hacking attempts occur daily at a rapid-fire pace (one government agency who was later breached said that they see greater than 10 million attempts per month). The impact of cybercrime is expected to reach $6 trillion by 2021 with current spending paling in comparison at approximately $96.3 billion and the threat of systemic cyber risk like cloud service failure could cost society billions. Cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated and new vulnerabilities continue to emerge – insurance carriers must do the same and develop new approaches for understanding the likelihood and impact of cyber risk.


Robert Parisi

Managing Director, Cyber Product Leader


Victoria Edmonds

VP, Professional Liability


Alan Frith

Assistant Vice President,
Consulting and Client Services
AIR Worldwide


Noel Pearman

SVP, Cyber Product Line Leader

4:15 PM

From Blockchain to Crypto-Currencies - Cyber Security Implications

Blockchain promises a complete disruption of conventional data processing, handling and storage processes. From a cybersecurity perspective, it is being touted as a dream come true, with powerful cryptographic algorithms and no intermediaries that could leak or compromise data. But, like any new technology, blockchain presents unknowns and fresh challenges. Governments and regulators, including Bermuda’s, are working fast to put in place appropriate legal structures to govern structures such as cyptocurrencies. This panel will explore the opportunities offered by blockchain and the challenges surrounding regulation and security in the cryptocurrency arena, with particular reference to Bermuda, which is also exploring blockchain platforms for e-identities and land registry.

The Hon. Wayne Caines

Minister of National Security
Government of Bermuda


Adam Segal

Director of Cyberspace and Digital Policy Program
Council on Foreign Relations (NY)


George Thomas

Senior Advisor


David Verbeeten

Domain Expert (Insurance)

5:00 PM

Employing AI in Cyber Risk Management - Presentation and Chat

Over the last few years, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in insurance has made important progress in traditional products, allowing insurers to elevate customer engagement, reach new levels of process automation, and/or gain new insights. How important can AI be to the emerging field of cyber insurance? In this talk, we will go through the key pillars of cyber security: threat intelligence, line of defense, intrusion detection, and incident response and discuss where, how, and to which extent AI can be of help for individual risk underwriting, pricing, and management. At the portfolio level, identifying the vectors of risk dependence and aggregation is of paramount importance. Whereas for traditional products, geography defines aggregation and risk mitigation is ensured through geographical diversification, the answer is less obvious when considering an eventual cyber CAT event. Finally, what does the near, somewhat predictable, future hold in regard to AI supporting the development of a healthy cyber insurance market.


Charles Dugas

Director, Insurance Solutions
Element AI

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks


Nancy Miller

MSA Research Inc.

5:35 PM

Send-off Cocktail Sponsored by Shyft Network International Inc.