Online Virtual Event
May 5-6
CE/CLE Credits
5 Credits Available
Sponsor Deadline
March 31, 2021

About the PLUS Cyber Symposium

The most insightful cyber liability event of the year

Cyber risk and insurance are continuously evolving. Brokers, underwriters and reinsurers must keep up with the latest trends and upcoming issues to stay current.

The annual PLUS Cyber Symposium is the premier event of the year that brings together the most experienced cyber thought-leaders for education and networking that is second-to-none.

This year, the event will be held in a virtual platform to accommodate COVID-19 safety measures.  Don’t miss out – register today!

What to Expect on a Virtual Platform


Your registration provides full access to the entire event on one platform.  A log-in will be provided in the days prior to the event and you will be able to view all sessions, find other attendees, meet with event sponsors and ask the speakers questions through chat.


Most sessions are live with premier video conferencing visuals.  Speakers and panels will be discussing Cyber topics while on video and showing slides during the presentation.  A live chat Q&A will be available for many of the sessions.

The PLUS Cyber Symposium sessions run consecutively, giving you the opportunity to watch every session.  Breaks in between sessions are a chance to get up and move around.


After the event has concluded, all session recordings will be available directly on the Cyber Symposium event platform for three months.  You can watch sessions and download any additional media even after the event.

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Our Agenda

Customize your agenda to fit your topics and interests.
Kenneth Brandt  Andy Marcell  Andy Barrengos  Richie Whitt  Pascal Millaire (Moderator)  
CEO's Talk Cyber Insurance
10:00am - 11:00am CT

A panel of CEO's talk about the current state and viability of the Cyber Insurance Market

Woodruff Sawyer
Erica Davis  Elissa Doroff  John Coletti  Tracie Grella (Moderator)  
State of the Cyber Market (CE/CLE Eligible)
11:15am - 12:15pm CT

A discussion of the current state of the cyber marketplace.

Guy Carpenter
AXA XL Insurance
Samuel  Dominic Paluzzi  Catherine Lyle (Moderator)  
Repercussions from Putting Privacy on Pause
12:30pm - 1:15pm CT

The abrupt move to remote work and online living in 2020 put privacy concerns on hold. Businesses scrambled to avoid disruption through online connectivity, and people relied on technology to find normalcy in almost all facets of life, including social interaction, education, healthcare, entertainment, and shopping. In short, the need for businesses to continue to work in this new environment outweighed the need for security and, as a result, put privacy at risk. This global shift forced businesses to rely upon technology that was not secure or had individuals trust in apps that collected and used data to carry out the “new” aspects of daily life. Sadly, this behavior has subjected individuals to alarming privacy and data exposure risks, while cybercriminals have found easier ways to monetize their crimes. While the story of 2020 is well known, there is no doubt privacy will once again be a major issue in 2021. This should cause concern for companies as many will pay the cost. Let’s take a closer look at what happened in 2020 and regulatory actions to watch in 2021.

Virginia Attorney General's Office
McDonald Hopkins
Giorgis Hadzilacos  Jennifer Braney  Andrew Lipton  Shannan Fort (Moderator)  
When is Cyber Insurance Not Enough - The Evolution of Silent Cyber (CE/CLE Eligible)
1:30pm - 2:30pm CT

The past four years have proved time and again that every company, no matter the size or industry, is susceptible to cyber attacks which can devastate a business. More companies than ever are purchasing stand-alone cyber coverage, which largely speaks to financial, intangible loss - but is it enough? As the market continues to assess and restrict “cyber” coverage under other policies, are we creating the perfect storm? What happens when cyber becomes the proximate and not the immediate cause – are you prepared? This session will explore these questions through a dialogue with industry experts, providing the audience with guidance on understanding how cyber risk can impact every aspect of a business, how the insurance market is addressing the risk that cyber attacks pose to the physical environment and what companies to need be aware of in their existing coverage to ensure they have the right protection in the wake of cyber attacks.

UK Bank of England
Gallagher Re
Robinson & Cole
McGill & Partners
Happy Hour
2:45PM - 3:45pm CT

To round out the first day of the Cyber Symposium, a mixologist with walk us through making some signature cocktails before trivia kicks off. Join us for drinks, trivia, and fun!

Crystal N. Thomas, RPLU+  
Coffee Chat
9:00am - 9:45am CT

An informal discussion about the PLUS Cyber Professional Liability Practitioner Designation – including an overview, requirements, and a chance to ask any questions.

Euclid Specialty Managers
Jon Rose  John Menefee  Joe Mann  Jennifer Coughlin (Moderator)  
The Best Cyber Control Measures for Today's Cyber (CE/CLE Eligible)
10:00am - 11:00am CT

While claims have increased in volume and severity over the past two (2) years, many of them were isolated events at an organization resulting from the exploitation of technical and administrative security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. The year 2020, though, gave us a glimpse into what the future may hold – a “Common Incident.” A “Common Incident” is a large-scale event that impacts organizations simultaneously because of an event from a commonly used supplier. Last year brought us Blackbaud and SolarWinds, and time and attention must be dedicated now to preparing for the defense against, and mitigation of, the next “Common Incident.”

Bishop Fox
Phil Venables  Mike Convertino  Patricia Titus (Moderator)  
CISO Perspectives on Cyber Insurance (CE/CLE Eligible)
11:15am - 12:15pm CT

This panel of expert CISO’s will share their experiences and they will explore existing and emerging trends on the threat landscape.  They  will share their knowledge about insurance coverage and what it is and what it’s not along with what they think needs to change.

Google Cloud
Markel Corporation
Robert Shull  Edward (Eddie) Chang  Ryan Leszczynski  Craig Guiliano  Beth Diamond (Moderator)  
Law Enforcement and Cyber Insurers - Partners in Fighting Crime (CE/CLE Eligible)
12:30pm - 1:30 pm CT

We all have a role to play in preventing cyber crime—criminal activities that either target or are facilitated through a computer or network, such as through hacking, fraud, identity theft, and intellectual property infringement. Across the US, more than 800,000 law enforcement officers work to keep our nation safe and secure. Law enforcement performs an essential role in achieving our nation's cybersecurity objectives by investigating a wide range of cyber crimes, and apprehending and prosecuting those responsible. Cyber insurers, brokers, and the private sector also play a critical role in responding to and preventing cyber crime. This panel discusses how law enforcement and the private sector work together to achieve the common goal of reducing cyber crime.

Manhattan District Attorney's Office
US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut

Our Speakers

Don’t miss what some of the best and the brightest in the professional liability insurance industry have to say.

Our Sponsors

PLUS sponsors are an important part of this event and we are excited to see many new this year and returning from previous years.
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Registration for the 2021 PLUS Cyber Symposium is now open.  PLUS Members save $200 on the registration fee.  Become a PLUS member prior to registering for the Cyber Symposium and save on the rest of your PLUS purchases throughout the year!


Price DescriptionAmount
Member Registration$325.00
Non-Member Registration$525.00