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Inaugural Cyber Risk Summit Announced by Business Insurance®

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Insurance, the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their businesses, announced today that it will host the inaugural Cyber Risk Summit on May 22, 2014, at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.

This one-day leadership conference will provide a discussion forum for business executives, insurance companies and policymakers on more effective private and public responses to cyber risk management. Topics to be discussed by expert speakers will include state and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives, efforts to develop a common cyber security framework, the threats from cyber espionage and terrorism, and the development of public and private mechanisms to finance and transfer losses from cyber events.  With a full agenda planned including a cyber risk keynote speaker and discussion panels covering cyber risk topics, plus breakfast, lunch and a closing reception the Cyber Risk Summit is a must-attend conference for information gathering and networking with those concerned with managing cyber risk. 

The Cyber Risk Summit is intended for corporate executives facing cyber exposures and liabilities, including risk managers and C-Suite executives, state and federal legislators and regulators, insurance and reinsurance executives, law firms and cyber risk consultants, and cyber security technology providers.  

"Given the inherent vulnerability of networks, risk managers need to engage a broad range of internal constituencies, from the information technology department to top executives," says Tom Ridge, CEO of crisis management advisory firm Ridge Global L.L.C. and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, during his keynote address at the recent Business Insurance 2014 Risk Management Summit in New York. "It's gone from being an IT risk to being a business risk," Mr. Ridge said, "It has to be a C-suite priority."

"With cyber attacks becoming a far too common occurrence, it is imperative that company executives learn about how to deal with cyber risk exposures, protection and recovery," stated Gavin Souter, Editor at Business Insurance, "The Cyber Risk Summit is the venue that can help executives and risk managers sort through the cyber attack rhetoric and focus on the essentials they need to safeguard their company's financial and intellectual properties well before they get into trouble."

Only five exclusive sponsorship opportunities will be made available for the Cyber Risk Summit.  Due to the expected audience, the topic relevancy and the collection of leading experts who will be assembled, sponsorships are expected to sell out fast. 

About Business Insurance®

With print, digital, events, lead generation, content marketing and custom solutions, Business Insurance provides access to those directly responsible for risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation. Business Insurance is read by corporate risk and benefit executives as well as financial and administrative executives. Its audience also includes insurance brokers, agents, consultants, insurers, reinsurers and others concerned with corporate insurance, risk management, alternative risk financing, employee benefits, workers compensation and reinsurance.

Business Insurance is published by Crain Communications, Inc.

For more information on registering to attend or sponsorship opportunities at the Cyber Risk Summit, please visit www.businessinsurance.com/cyberrisksummit or call 303-898-4043.

SOURCE Business Insurance

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