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The Brave New World of Privacy and Cybersecurity - Are You Next?
Moderator:  Alex Mican
Panelists:  Christopher Shafer and Richard Bortnick
Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. ET

For businesses large and small, compliance with federal, state, and foreign privacy laws and regulations has become an essential business obligation. These laws govern a company's collection, storage, use, sharing and disposal of personally identifiable information ("PII"), protected health information ("PHI"), and payment card information ("PCI"). A company's innocent or inadvertent failure to abide by these laws, or its failure to timely and fully disclose how it performs such tasks, can make it a target for regulatory proceedings and civil class actions. This Webinar will discuss the various laws and compliance requirements as well as the threats, threat actors and risk avoidance techniques about which every company of any size must be aware and prepared for.

Presented by the Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Interest Group and The U.S. Reinsurance Under 40s Group, Inc.

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Alex Mican MBA, ARe, AINS
Director, Spec Lines Prod Dev. PCS, ISO Claims Analytics

Alex Mican is director, specialty lines product development for PCS, a Verisk business. He leads new solution development for the global specialty market – including marine and energy, cyber, terror and large losses. Alex joined Verisk in 2014 and PCS in 2016. Originally from Romania, he came to the United States to study for his Master of Business Administration degree, which he completed at Plymouth State University in 2011. 


Christopher Shafer
Vice President, Guy Carpenter Cyber Center of Excellence

Chris is a treaty broker within the Guy Carpenter Cyber Center of Excellence. Chris works closely with clients in support of their reinsurance needs and also manages cyber model vendor relationships.

Chris joined Guy Carpenter in 2013 with the Actuarial department, leading GC’s cyber analytics for 5 years prior to becoming a broker. Prior to GC, Chris spent 3 years underwriting Employer Stop Loss reinsurance for Munich Re Stop Loss.

Chris holds a Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics from Lafayette College. Chris has also earned the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation. 

Richard Bortnick
Counsel, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Richard Bortnick provides U.S. and international clients with sound, prudent and cost-effective representation and advice on cyber and technology risks, exposures, and insurance as well as professional liability, D&O, and commercial matters that could be financially devastating to his clients’ bottom lines. Richard is well known throughout the insurance and commercial sectors for skillfully guiding his clients on pre- and post-cyber incident best practices and breach response management as well as their regulatory compliance obligations, and frequently advocates on their behalves with federal and state regulators across the country. His clients include corporate officers and directors as well as public entity administrators concerned about their companies’ and constituents’ privacy and security processes and protocols.

A frequent speaker and author on cyber-risk and privacy topics, Advisen named Richard as its Cyber Risk Network 2015 Person of the Year.

Richard currently serves on the Corporate Board of the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and has served on the Boards of various other not-for-profit and municipal entities since graduating law school in 1985.