with David Hallstrom, National Cyber Advisor - Executive & Professional Risk Solutions (EPS); Christopher Hills, Chief Security Strategist, BeyondTrust
The blistering pace and expanding scope of cyberthreats and ransomware attacks is forcing cyber insurance companies to re-examine their rates, premiums, and coverage. Insurers are looking closely at what industry classes they are willing to write as well as tightening underwriting requirements.
During this session you will hear from David Hallstrom, National Cyber Advisor - Executive & Professional Risk Solutions (EPS), USI Insurance Services and Chris Hills, Chief Security Strategist, BeyondTrust as they discuss how the cyber insurance market is changing, why it is changing, and the new expectations for a company seeking to obtain, or maintain, cyber liability coverage. Learn how your organization can not only reduce cyber risk and improve operational performance, but also qualify for cyber insurance, or lower existing premiums.
David Hallstrom is the National Cyber Advisor for USI Insurance Services where he consults with companies across varied industry sectors on Cyber, Media and Tech E&O risk.
David has more than 30 years’ experience building successful technology E&O, professional liability and cyber insurance books of business at the carrier, broker, wholesale and MGA level.
Immediately prior to joining USI, David was a Senior Vice President for Willis Towers Watson. David previously spent two years working for Symantec Corporation on the development of underwriting tools for the cyber insurance market.
David also served for eight years as Assistant Vice President, Cyber Line of Business Leader for CNA Financial Corporation, where he was responsible for worldwide Cyber underwriting strategy and profitability. David has previously served in leadership roles at Risk Placement Services, Zurich North America, Near North National Group and Aon.
David earned his B.A. in English from the University of Alabama and his M.A. in English from the University of Iowa.
Christopher L. Hills has more than 20 years’ experience as a Technical Director, Senior Solutions Architect, and Security Engineer operating in highly sensitive environments. Chris is a military veteran of the United States Navy and started with BeyondTrust after his most recent role leading a Privileged Access Management (PAM) team as a Technical Director within a Fortune 500 organization. In his current position, he has responsibilities as a Chief Security Strategist (America’s) working with Customer, Marketing, and Executives on Thought Leadership, Market Trends, Company Vision and Strategy reporting to the CSO. Chris has held the Deputy CTO and Deputy CISO role since starting with BeyondTrust. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family on the water boating, supporting his son’s football career as a senior, going to the sand dunes and offroading.