BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), will host its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ symposium series in Boston today, and will be joined by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and The New England Council. Public- and private-sector professionals will share insights on cyber risks and tips to help small and midsize organizations prepare for and respond to a cyber incident.
The keynote address will be delivered by Don Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
“Cybersecurity is now the single largest international threat,” Anderson said. “Small- and medium-sized businesses and financial institutions must understand their vulnerabilities, and how to mitigate potentially malicious risks.”
Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers, will facilitate the event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
“Small and midsize organizations are often considered easy targets because many of them do not have strong cybersecurity procedures in place,” said Woodward. “This series convenes experts in data encryption, anti-phishing techniques and other cybersecurity tools to help entrepreneurs and public leaders protect their private data.”
Woodward will moderate a discussion, “Tackling Evolving Cyber Threats,” and will be joined by the following panelists:
- John Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, IBM Resilient
- Jeffrey Klenk, Executive Vice President, Management Liability, Travelers
- James A. Trilling, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
- Michael Tunick, Special Agent, Boston Field Office, Cyber Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Travelers Institute has held its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore symposium across the U.S. since launching the educational series in 2016. Additional events will take place in the U.S. and Canada in the coming months.
About the Travelers Institute
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance marketplace and to the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management, as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other experts to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. For more information, visit travelers.com.