2014 PLUS Cyber Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

April 23, 2014 - April 25, 2014

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Online registration for this event is now closed. On-site registration will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23.
Cyber Liability is the hot coverage line in professional liability insurance.  From recent high-profile data breaches at major retailers to ongoing corporate security exposures, this market is constantly changing and the need for high quailty educational programming is vital to your success in this evolving industry.
To that end, PLUS is pleased to introduce the new Cyber Liability Symposium.  This Symposium will offer an intermediate to advanced look at the key exposures, coverages and policy issues impacting the Cyber Liability marketplace.  Attendees will gain valuable insights and hear from industry insiders who are leading the charge in this exciting new market.
By registering for the Cyber Liability Symposium you can also attend sessions from the Medical PL Symposium and Professional Risk Symposium at no additional charge.  These events occur over the course of three days:
Wednesday, April 23: Medical PL and PRS Sessions from 1:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 24: Medical PL and PRS Sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
  • Keynote Luncheon at 11:15 a.m.
  • Cyber themed sessions on MPL and PRS topics at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Cyber Regulatory Session at 4:00 p.m.
  • Joint Networking Reception for all 3 Symposia from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25: Cyber Sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Registration is now available for this event - and space is limited.  Assure your space at this premier professional liability insurance event by registering today.
The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is now sold out!  There are rooms available at the following hotel (which is adjacent to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and connected via Skywalk):
Atlanta Hilton Downtown
255 Courtland Street

Tags: Cyber LiabilityCyber Liability; General Risk ManagementGeneral Risk Management

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Regular Registration $1025.00
Non-Member Early Registration $900.00
Member Regular Registration $825.00
Member Early Registration $695.00

Available Functions

Wednesday - April 23
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  Registration Opens
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
  MPL - Health Care Insurance Exchanges - The Rubber Hits the Road
Changes in healthcare and attitudes towards the healthcare profession will likely result in significant changes for the professional liability healthcare industry. One of the key catalysts for change in healthcare financing are Healthcare Insurance Exchanges, whether they are state-based or under the Federal (default) option.
  PRS - Emerging EPL Risks With a Social & Mobile Workforce
This session addresses risks faced by employers and insurers when writing EPL policies and defending claims because of current and emerging technologies in the workplace, including social media, personal mobile devices, and emerging technologies like Google Glass and biometric authentication.
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  MPL - Strategies to Successfully Integrate Hospitals & Physician Practices
This presentation will show the different components needed for a successful transition that’s taking place within the US healthcare system as it relates to Hospitals & Physicians aligning each of them. The experts on the panel will provide insight and real examples that will help the audience define a successful collaboration.
  PRS - Tough Claims Issues in 2014
This panel will provide an update on recent trends in the handling of professional risk claims, with an emphasis on the handling of policy limits’ exposures, limits erosion, interrelated claims, acts or losses, and the duty to settle. The panel will also address how to advise policyholders on what limits to carry and will focus on a wide range of professional liability disciplines.
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  MPL - Tackling the Top Claims Trends
From TeleHealth to the ever maturing claims professional, what, how and where are we going in the Medical Professional Liability Claims arena? Are we prepared to allow less seasoned defense attorney’s try our cases? If we don’t who will try them in the next 5 to 10 years? What about claims talent? As baby boomers retire, can we shape the new generation of professional liability claims professionals soon enough? Physicians text, Skype and provide virtual consults from their desktop to patients sometimes hundreds of miles away. Are we prepared to defend their virtual practice claims? How are we doing in severity and frequency? Interest rates are low. The costs of long term care for our birth injury plaintiff is high, are we paying more for resolutions? How are we doing with rebutting plaintiff strategies like the “reptile approach?” What will our insurance base be like under healthcare reform? Will physicians be scooped into hospital programs and where does that leave many a carrier claims professional? Hear from five industry claims leaders on current claim trends and what to expect in the coming years as we roundtable and put it all together for you at PLUS MPL.
  PRS - How Professional Services Agreements Impact Professional Liability Exposures
Design Professionals have always had to deal with contract language that potentially jeopardizes their insurance coverage. This panel will discuss historical problems and then focus on more recent trends in contract language, including problematical demands for defense and indemnification. They will explore what drives design and other professionals' contract requirements and the impact those requests have on the professionals' liability exposures, and also talk about creative risk management and coverage responses to address those exposures.
Thursday - April 24
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am
  MPL - Ahead of the Curve - Identifying & Mitigating New Exposures
This presentation will identify the new exposures that are evolving within the healthcare arena and show how to not only identify but also develop an action plan on how best to mitigate these new exposures. The panel will discuss their views with the goal of having the audience engaged in staying ahead of the curve on new exposures.
  PRS - Wage and Hour - THE EPL Hot Topic?
This panel presentation will explore the cutting edge regulatory trends, enforcement initiatives, litigation developments, and compliance challenges facing employers in practically every industry. Attendees will hear from experts from the broker, carrier, and insured perspective for a comprehensive view of this rapidly changing area of the law.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
  MPL - LTC Facilities - Big or Small, Exposures for All
This panel will explore recent trends related to the significant risks faced by long term care providers across the country. Industry experts and experienced attorneys will address the current risks that long term care providers face from the Federal False Claims Act (“FCA”) and its state counterparts, state specific staffing requirements and HIPAA/HITECH. The discussion will include developments within the law, the trends related to the enforcement of these statutes and the extent to which long term care providers may be held liable for violations.
  PRS - What is Your Role in PLI Claims or Litigation?
This session will examine the roles of carriers, brokers, and defense counsel in the claims handling and litigation process. Attendees will hear from industry professionals about their common and competing views on their responsibilities and about strategies to achieve their objectives.
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
  MPL / CYBER - What's HIPAA Got to Do With It?
The recent case Hinchy v. Walgreen Co., etal., No. 49D06 11 08 CT029165 in Indiana resulted in a $1.44 Million plaintiff verdict in what was a landmark case involving protected health information (PHI) that a pharmacist took and shared with other people. Even though HIPAA does not allow for private causes of action when there is a data breach, in this case it allowed HIPAA to establish the standard of care in a professional liability negligence case.
  PRS / CYBER - Does My Client Need Professional AND Cyber Liability?
There is a proliferation of new cyber forms, yet many producers working in professional liability are hesitant to address possible privacy & data security or tech E&O risks, and average buyers are not savvy about those exposures or understand that coverage, when provided as an “add-on” to their PLI policy, may be inadequate.
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  MPL / PRS - Privacy & Data Security Risk Management for Health Care Professionals
In an ever expanding digital age, this session will focus on risk management for health care providers regarding privacy and data security exposures. The panel will navigate the HITECH “Omnibus Final Rule” and how it impacts the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and Enforcement Rule. Attendees will hear from experts that specialize in risk analysis and risk mitigation; these experts will share best practices and keys for successful compliance.
  PRS / CYBER - Cyber Crime - Crime of the 21st Century?
Cyber Crime continues to be a growing concern as Cyber Criminals find new ways to attack networks and steal information and/or transfer of money or assets. Banks, Corporation and Governmental Entities are increasingly at risk as are the assets they hold - in the form of money, securities and information. Worse yet - their insurance coverages may not be enough to protect them as Cyber Liability and Fidelity Bonds contain restrictions which could prohibit coverage under certain scenarios. The panel will discuss the most common types of Cyber Crime activities and where there may be potential overlap or gaps in coverage as respects these two types of policies.
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
  CYBER - Code Red: Protecting Your Enterprise and Securing Your Brand Online
The specter of a massive cyberattack is the most urgent concern confronting the nation's information technology infrastructure today, an issue that Theresa Payton understands better than anyone. Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008 - the first woman ever to hold that position - she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. As founder of Fortalice, LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company, she now lends her expertise to organizations large and small, helping them improve their information technology systems against emerging, amorphous cyber threats.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  Networking Reception
Friday - April 25
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am
  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
This session will explore a growing dilemma in the world of products that address cyberliability exposures. The dilemma is that policies are very dissimilar, and nearly every carrier that has a policy (or an endorsement) indicates that their offering is “the best”. Since we can only truly know what’s best for a given insured in retrospect related to a specific claim, there is a lot of latitude in the potential for pairing insureds up with particular products when they are purchasing their policy. This session will establish ground rules for determining insureds’ needs and getting past carrier marketing materials to the real meat of whether or not a given carrier’s policy will be suitable, or possibly even optimal, for the insured.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
This panel is going to discuss what happens from the standpoint of a merchant when there is a breach of credit or debit card information from a merchant’s computer system. The session will provide an overview of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) framework, the merchant’s responsibilities after a breach (or suspected breach), the costs and expenses that a merchant will be responsible for under the PCI framework, and the PCI process for determining fines and assessments against the merchant.


NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Charles Bellingrath (PANELIST) ARC Excess & Surplus LLC  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
Chris Novak (PANELIST) Verizon RISK Team  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
Chris Christian (MODERATOR) US Risk  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
Craig Hoffman (PANELIST) BakerHostetler  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
Dena Magyar (PANELIST) Wells Fargo Insurance  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
Fred Flint (PANELIST) Insurity Group  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
Graeme Newman (PANELIST) CFC Underwriting  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
Nick Economidis (MODERATOR) Crum & Forster  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
Steve Krusko (PANELIST) Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?
Theresa Payton (MODERATOR)   CYBER - Code Red: Protecting Your Enterprise and Securing Your Brand Online
Thomas Kang, Esq., CIPP/US (PANELIST) The Hartford Financial Lines  CYBER - The Dark Side of PCI: The Loss Adjudication Process
Tyler O'Connor (PANELIST) CRC Group  CYBER - What is the "Best" Cyber Policy?


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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

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