Meeting Information
Cybersecurity Trends - Legal Protection and Insurance
Wednesday September 28, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm US/Eastern GMT-4:00
Virtually on zoom

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You need cybersecurity systems, data privacy legal protections, and cyber insurance in place to remain vigilant.

Join Us VIRTUALLY to learn more about the trends in the cyber insurance market, cyber law practice, and cybersecurity industry.

Speaker Panelists who will be there in person:

David Finz
First Vice President, Cyber Risk
Alliant Financial Institutions Office 
New York, NY
David has seventeen years of experience in the insurance industry, spanning claims, broking, and product development roles.   David has helped his clients navigate some of the largest and highest profile Cyber incidents in history, including data breaches, business interruption events, and ransomware attacks.   Additionally, he has been able to draw upon lessons learned from handling these incidents to successfully negotiate cutting-edge coverage enhancements for his clients.  David has a passion for training clients and colleagues about Cyber Risk, frequently serving as a panelist at Continuing Education events for the legal profession and the risk management community. David is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, having received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University at Albany.   He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and holds the designation of Registered Professional Liability Underwriter from PLUS, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.


Dara Gibson
Alliance Manager
Phoenix, AZ
In her role as Alliance Manager, Mrs. Gibson is responsible for building strong relationship platforms with strategic partners and fostering meaningful relationships with insurance carriers and legal advisors for incident response services in cybersecurity. By blending cutting-edge technologies, unique skill sets and proven cyber strategies, she can create lasting partnerships with the clients to protect shareholder value and corporate reputations. Dara is a Certified Cyber Insurance Specialist, which provides her the opportunity to serve and educate clients on current trends in the insurance industry. She is also the president of the Women in Cybersecurity Arizona Affiliate.

Jared Stephans
Vice President
Alliant Specialty 
New York, NY
Jared Stephans is an insurance specialist with deep expertise in the financial services and commercial retail sector. He has extensive experience in working for major international brokers within leading financial institutions. Jared is currently Vice President for Alliant Insurance Services, a premier global specialty risk advisor and insurance broker and is responsible for designing and managing comprehensive corporate insurance programs. He also serves as Chair of the Risk Management Special Interest Group at The FENG.  Jared holds risk and health insurance related designations in multiple jurisdictions.


Mike Wilkinson
Director of Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Burlington, VT

Michael leads the Digital Forensics and Incident Response team at Avertium. The team is dedicated to helping clients investigate and recover from IT security incidents daily. Michael has over twenty years’ experience in the IT industry and has been conducting digital investigations since joining the NSW Police State Electronic Evidence Branch in 2003, where he led a team of civilians in one of the world’s largest digital forensic labs. Since moving on from Law Enforcement Michael has led DFIR teams in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has been a regular speaker at conferences including CEIC, DFRWS, PFIC, HTICA and AusCERT. Michael has also been involved in the development and teaching of several Graduate programs in Digital Forensics and Incident Response, including for the University of South Australia, University of NSW (Au), Macquarie University (Au) and Champlain College (USA) and has also taught at Blackhat and AusCERT.

Kamran Salour
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Attorney
Troutman Pepper 
Irvine, CA
Kamran is a cybersecurity and data privacy attorney. During his tenure, he has lead companies nationwide through the incident response process. Armed with decades plus experience as a litigator, Kamran provides his clients with a unique perspective on data privacy and protection issues. He brings a pragmatic problem-solving approach to his incident response work, an approach that he developed and honed through years of resolving high-stakes litigation disputes on behalf of his clients. Because of his litigation experience, Kamran's skill set includes understanding and anticipating drafting ambiguities and oversights that spawn litigation, a skill set that he uses to his clients' benefit when counseling them on compliance. Apart from incident responses, Kamran also helps clients with pre-incident planning, including developing incident response plans and modifying vendor agreements to clarify each parties' obligations should an incident occur. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. and Europe (CIPP/US/E) and a Certified Privacy Information Technologist (CIPT), Kamran can also counsel companies about information governance and help them comply with data protection laws.

For meeting information, please contact:

Jared Stephans

(332) 999-4836
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