Expert Forum on Cyber Risk: Reducing vulnerability to attack

29 Jan 2016

Organised by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

Where there is an internet connection, there is also a risk. Almost every organisation, large or small, public or private, is exposed to potential losses from a cyber attack. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, in partnership with the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, organised the first Expert Forum on Cyber Risk.

The forum focused on current trends and challenges in the cyber risk landscape, lessons learnt from past data breaches, data privacy and security, cyber claims and many more hot topics related to cyber risks. Professors, IT experts from large companies and organisations and Swiss Re representatives  attempted to shed light on the ever-evolving cyber risk environment.

Presentations

8.30

Coffee and networking

9.00

Welcome and introduction
Brian Rogers, Senior Business Development Manager, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Philippe Aerni, Head Fin Pro P&C and Special Lines, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

9.10

Keynote 1: Cyber risk: the global macroeconomic impact and the journey to resilience
Tucker Bailey, Partner, McKinsey & Company

9.50

Keynote 2: Lessons learned from high profile data breaches
Prof. Dr. Srdjan Capkun, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Information Security, ETH Zurich
 

10.30

Coffee

10.50

Keynote 3: The increasing risk of data privacy on the enterprise
Monique Altheim, Managing Consultant, Global Privacy and Security, IBM
Jayne Golding, European Privacy Lead, IBM
 

11.30

Breakout sessions on cyber risk

1. The business risk from cyber and the increasing involvement of the CRO
Phil Kibler, Global CyberSecurity Assessment and Response Services Competency
Leader, IBM

2. Holistic cyber risk assessment frameworks
Willy Stoessel, Head Cyber, Technology & Construction P&C and Special Lines, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
François Brisson, Head Cyber Technology, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

3. Incident response and security monitoring
Nicolas Ruff, Security Engineer, Google

4. Avoiding cyber fraud: the next wave
Andrew Barratt, Managing Director Europe, Coalfire Systems


5. Protecting the crown jewels
Erica Constance, Senior Vice President, Paragon International Insurance Brokers

12.30

Lunch

13.30

Breakout sessions on cyber risk (repeat of earlier sessions)

14.30

Keynote 4: Cyber claims
 
Elena Jelmini, Senior Claims Expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions   
 Catherine Lyle, Claims Expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 

15.15

Coffee

15.45

Panel discussion on the value proposition of cyber insurance
Moderator:
Michael Schmitt, Senior UW Cyber &Technology, P&C and Special Lines, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Panelists:
Tucker Bailey, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Erica Constance, Senior Vice President, Paragon International Insurance Brokers
Nicolas Ruff, Security Engineer, Google
Markus Schmid, Head Group Information Technology, Swiss Re

16.30

IBM Security live demo: How to think like the enemy
Christian Messmer, Global Client Technical Professional, IBM Security

17.15

Wrap-up and End
Philippe Aerni, Head Fin Pro P&C and Special Lines, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions 


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Summary

Computer viruses have been an irksome part of life for decades but who would have thought a couple of years ago that malware could be infiltrated into a network through an e-cigarette, a doorbell or a toilet? Experts at the Expert Forum on Cyber Risk emphasised that any network-connectable device can become a vector through which cyber criminals can sneak into the systems they target.

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