Chicago Suburb Program | CEOs & Business Owners Protect Your Business in the Age of CyberRisk

    June 07, 2017
    7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    2850 Golf Road
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


    7:00-7:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
    7:30-9:00 am Panel Discussion & Presentation

    Topics for Discussion by our Speakers

    • What “Cyber-Risk” is and why it exists
    • What “personally identifiable information” is and how must it be protected
    • How different types of data expose business to the greatest risks
    • Impact of data breach and loss on company performance, management, brand and reputation
    • Risk management best practices to reduce the likelihood and overall cost of a breach
    • Implementation of cyber policy to help protect and compliment company operations – quoting and due diligence
    • Q&A

    Warren Buffet once said “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” This sentiment has reigned supreme as companies big and small have struggled with navigating their enterprises through the increasingly complex cyber-risk landscape. Since 2005, over 5,000 data breaches have affected companies across all industries resulting in the compromise of more than 900 million records. As a result, corporate leadership teams face increased scrutiny of their company policies and procedures from both internal and external parties.

    The 2013 Target data breach brought the corporate governance in data security to the forefront of board meetings, and marked the beginning of a trend of large companies facing derivative lawsuits, loss of consumer trust, and the departure/dismissal of top management personnel. While often believing themselves to be immune from attack, smaller companies face a much harsher reality as 60% of small businesses are expected to close within 6 months of a cyberattack according to the US’ National Cyber Security Alliance.

    What is a business owner or CEO to do? First, it is imperative for a business to understand its own particular risks in terms of data security, and develop and implement appropriate measures to mitigate risks. Businesses must expect and plan for the nearly-inevitable breach or loss of data. And, as data-security risks continue to evolve and change, cyber-insurance policies have emerged as a valuable tool to help defray the costs related to a breach. An appropriately-tailored policy can help ensure necessary breach response steps are being taken, while allowing management to maintain focus on running the business and preserving brand recognition and reputation.


      Matt Gullikson 
    Senior Account Executive, Cyber Liability              
    Arthur J. Gallagher

    Matt participated in the Gallagher internship program in 2011 and officially joined the company full time in 2012. He graduated with a degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the nationally recognized Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University.  Matt began his career at Gallagher with the Public Entity Team where he worked with municipal, educational, and non-profit entities. He joined the Cyber Liability Team full time in 2014. MATT GULLICKSON Senior Account Executive, Cyber Liability is a member of the Cyber Liability Team and serves as a national resource for Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. His sole focus is on Data Privacy, Network Security, Media, and Professional Liability coverages. Matt works with clients in various industries and sizes including manufacturing, technology, finance, healthcare, retail, and higher education. He collaborates with client management to identify exposures and implement risk management best practices in an effort to reduce the likelihood and overall cost of claims. He then works with insureds to obtain a policy tailored to their specific needs. His experience includes crafting and managing high limit programs, many in excess of $25M. Matt's primary goal is to provide broad coverage terms at competitive premiums by utilizing both domestic carriers and Lloyd's of London.

    Lisa Vandesteeg
    Partner and Litigator
    Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer

    LISA VANDESTEEG’s passion is helping clients identify and resolve critical and immediate problems in the areas of bankruptcy, business divorce, partner and shareholder disputes, and privacy and data security issues. Lisa often acts in a general counsel or legal consulting role to solve her clients’ problems in the fastest and most effective manner.

    Lisa is a litigator and risk identifier and mitigator. When it comes to data security and privacy issues, she assists clients broadly in developing and implementing reasonable and appropriate data security and privacy programs, appropriate for their specific business needs and regulatory requirements. This may involve the drafting and implementing of a broad information security program, and related policies related to use of technology, mobile devices, or document retention. She also advises clients on compliance with various regulatory and statutory requirements, including TCPA, CAN-SPAM, GLB, and the recently-effective New York State cybersecurity regulation applicable to financial institutions.


    Judy Foley
    CEO and Founder
    Navigate Transformation

    Judy Foley, Founder and CEO of Navigate Transformation, is a management consulting firm focused on mid-sized businesses with the goal to ensure that transformational change and operational value is unlocked for Mergers & Acquisitions Integration, Supply Chain and Operations through implementing process improvements, achieving synergies, bottom line cost savings, and accelerating growth.

    Judy is an experienced business management executive who has been successful in corporate and consulting environments – from global technology/telecommunications; consumer packaged goods (CPG) automotive, insurance/financial services, healthcare and non-profits to private equity-funded industrial companies and privately owned businesses. She has worked for Motorola, Allstate, CNA, consulted for Kraft Foods and middle market companies. Her credentials include hands-on operational experience working with boards of directors, C-suite executives and leadership teams on strategy, leadership skills, transformation, change management, process re-engineering, Six Sigma, mergers and acquisitions integration, operations and supply chain. 


    $30.00 Founder Ticket

    $30.00 Member Ticket

    $30.00 Guest Ticket

    $0.00 C Level Exec./Private Business Owner