Lockton's Beeson to lead panel discussion on cyber risk

May 08, 2013, 11:58 ET from Lockton

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As companies and governments face the rising challenges of cyber risks, Lockton's Ben Beeson will lead a panel discussion on "Advanced Cyber Coverage" at the upcoming NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum in Philadelphia on June 7. The panel will take an in-depth look at cyber risks beyond data security and privacy, their impact on organizations, and whether the insurance market can address them.

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Beeson expects to discuss topics recently in the news, like cyber security and the threat to critical infrastructure and cyber espionage and the theft of corporate intellectual property.

"Obama's Executive Order earlier this year has shown that the cyber risk agenda has changed from a focus on privacy to security. Not typically discussed, this panel will look at what, if anything, the insurance industry can do today to address cyber security risks," said Beeson, Partner at Global Technology and Privacy Practice, a division of Lockton Companies.

Other panel topics to be discussed include health care, federal and state regulations and their impact, issues surrounding cloud computing, international exposures, and the latest technology available to mitigate risk.

The Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, presented by HB Litigation Conferences, will take place June 6-7, 2013 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. Risk Managers can attend for free.

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