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Richard Clarke Keynote Speaker at 2012 IRMI Cyber and Privacy Risk Conference

Release Date: Jan 29, 2012

Release Date: January 30, 2012
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Dallas, TX—Richard A. Clarke, an internationally recognized expert on homeland security, national security, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism will be the keynote speaker at the IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference. Registration is now open for the Conference, to be held on May 16–17, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. Clarke served the past three presidents, more than an unprecedented 11 consecutive years, as a senior White House adviser and special adviser to the president for cyber security. Prior to his White House years, Mr. Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the intelligence community, and the State Department. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News, teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and is a partner in the security risk management firm Good Harbor Consulting, LLC. Mr. Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including corporate security risk management and information security technology.

The IRMI Cyber & Privacy Risk Conference is designed for risk managers, agents, brokers, underwriters, adjusters, attorneys, and others who must understand, mitigate, or insure the complex exposures arising from the use of technology in business. The Conference agenda will cover these topics:

  • The Cyber Risk Regulatory and Legal Horizon
  • Tactics for Contract Risk Management
  • The Business and Legal Risks of Social Media and Their Treatment
  • Cyber Insurance Policies: A Framework for Coverage Interpretation and Comparisons
  • Cyber Risk and Insurance—The Risk Manager's View
  • Investigating and Managing Cyber Incidents and Claims
  • Small Business Cyber and Privacy Insurance—The Ins and Outs
  • Cloud Computing – The Emerging Risks and their Treatment

Each of the sessions will be presented by a nationally known insurance brokerage, underwriting, or legal expert who has spent years working in this specialized field. They will focus on providing practical strategies and tactics to make certain an organization (or its clients) are properly insured against cyber, privacy, and technology risks and well positioned to respond to any incidents that occur.

IRMI President and CEO Jack P. Gibson said, “Most businesses are now so dependent on the Internet that they cannot function without it, and all businesses hold sensitive data of others that will lead to liability if breached. The risks of technology errors and omissions, data breaches, and website or Internet service disruptions are so pervasive and extreme that they threaten the very survival of many organizations. Unfortunately, many companies are not properly insured against the risks and wholly unprepared to respond to incidents. This conference will help risk professionals properly manage and insure these risks.”

The registration fee is $699 before April 13, 2012, and $799 thereafter. To learn more and to register, please visit, or call (800) 827–4242.