Managing Cloud Risk

Cloud downtime is a growing third-party risk for organizations of every size, across all sectors. At RIMS 2024, Rick Wong, Head of Insurance at Parametrix, explored the risks related to cloud reliance. The cloud is one of the biggest digital risks for businesses today. The two main factors of cloud risk include the unavailability of […]

Risk Management as a Strategic Imperative – Getting the Message to the C-Suite/Board

Today’s risk management issues are faster and more complex than ever before. Organizations must be vigilant in monitoring and managing challenges stemming from insurance market fluctuations, emerging cyber risks, increasing nuclear verdicts, and pulsating pressures on the workforce. This environment thrusts the spotlight on risk management while elevating professional prominence and visibility within the C-Suite […]

Navigating Public Entity Risk Management Challenges

Public entity risk professionals face unique challenges that most recently include issues with law enforcement liability and a variety of workers’ compensation presumptions. This RIMS 2021 session discussed investigated these various challenges and offered approaches to managing those issues. Speakers included: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National Barry Scott, Risk Manager, […]

Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch and COVID-19

In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Kimberly George, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare for Sedgwick, and Mark Walls, Vice President for Communications and Strategic Analysis for Safety National, discuss the major issues affecting workers’ compensation this year and how COVID-19 has drastically impacted each. Election Impact There is […]

Cyber Liability for Autonomous Vehicles: Data Communication and Storage

The software utilized to operate autonomous vehicles presents a unique risk. On-board sensors, collision avoidance systems and other coordinated operations can create personal data storage concerns. This session at the RIMS 2019 Conference and Exhibition featured discussions about data communication protocols, personal data storage and potential legal liabilities. Speakers included: Kellie Howard-Goudy, Shareholder, Collins Einhorn […]

Cyber Security Risk Management: Finding and Fixing Your Security Vulnerabilities

Increased automation and artificial intelligence have made cyber security preparations a vital piece of any risk management program. In this session at the RIMS 2019 Conference and Exhibition, panelists spoke about our growing dependence on cyber networks and the scale of the threats we should be addressing. Speakers included: Philip Renaud, Executive Director, The Risk […]

The ABCs of Cyber Risk Management

This session at the PARMA 2019 Annual Risk Management Conference highlighted best practices for prevention, management and handling of cyber-related claims. Speakers included James P. Wagoner at McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth Graham Van Leuven at Clyde & Co. Lejf E. Knutson at McCormick, Barstow, Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth Assessing Cyber Vulnerabilities The following […]

Healthcare Under Attack: Tools for Combating Cybersecurity Risks

In the healthcare sector, patient data and cybersecurity are major concerns. Not only is the healthcare industry a preferred hacker target, but the management of workers’ compensation claims frequently requires sharing sensitive claimant data among service providers. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference uncovered best practices for mitigating growing insider […]

Risk Management Challenges from the Internet of Things

At the 2018 Chicagoland Risk Forum, a panel discussed cyber risks associated with the Internet of Things. The speakers were: John Hackett – Cassiday Schade LLP Margaret Shipitalo – Cassiday Schade LLP Kenneth Shu – Beasley Group Neil Blauvet – United Airlines The Internet of Things (IoT) is any device that can be connected to […]


Cyber Risk in the Transportation Sector

Security and cyber risks inherent to large, interconnected systems are major challenges that the transportation sector faces. This session at the NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit explored the unique vulnerabilities that can make underwriting in this sector complicated. Speakers included: John Barrett, Member, Enterprise Risk Manager, Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC John Farley, Vice President & […]

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