Managing Cyber Risk and the Role of Insurance

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2015 - The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Strategic Technologies Program will host a half-day conference on the role the insurance industry can play in managing cyber risk. Sarah Bloom Raskin, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department, will provide keynote remarks. Full details appear below.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Second Floor Conference Center
CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Credentialed members of the press who wish to attend must email

8:45 AM: Welcome

Monica Lindeen

8:55 AM: Introduction

James A. Lewis
Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program

9:00 AM: Keynote Address:

Sarah Bloom Raskin
Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of the Treasury

9:30 AM: Panel 1 - The Cyber Threat Landscape

Denise Zheng
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program

Steven Shirley
Executive Director
Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center

Mark Weatherford
The Chertoff Group

Dmitri Alperovitch
Co-Founder and CTO

Jake Olcott
Vice President
BitSight Technologies

11:00 AM: Keynote Address

Suzanne Spaulding
Under Secretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate
Department of Homeland Security

11:30 AM: Panel 2 - Financial Sector Cyber Risk Management

Norma Krayem
Co-Chair, Data Protection and Cybersecurity
Holland & Knight, LLP

John Carlson
Chief of Staff
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Adam Hamm
Insurance Commissioner
North Dakota Insurance Department

Evan Wolff
Crowell & Moring LLP

Matt McCabe
Senior Vice President, Network and Data Privacy

12:45 PM: Closing Remarks

Senator Ben Nelson
NAIC (former U.S. Senator from Nebraska)


The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners