Benedetto Demonte Joins Harvard’s Cyber Extortion Panel – To Pay or Not to Pay?

November 6, 2019
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Harvard Business School, Room 120, 25 Harvard Way Boston , Countries

Cyber breaches can disrupt an entire university's operations and so can the ransom demands that often accompany an attack. As more institutions of higher learning are experiencing cyber-attacks and ransom demands, the question of whether to pay and the pros and cons of both options should be explored. 

Harvard University Risk Management and Audit Services, Risk Cooperative and RCM&D invited Kroll’s Benedetto Demonte along with risk management professionals and incident response providers to offer perspectives and options on dealing with ransom demands. The program will conclude with a lunch and a free one-hour Cyber Hygiene Training course.

To register for the event please submit an RSVP request here.

Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)


  • Aleck Burrell, Chief Operating Officer at NYA International
  • Benedetto Demonte, Managing Director and North America Cyber Risk Practice Leader at Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps
  • Jeremy Gittler, Practice Leader and Head of Cyber Claims Americas at AXA XL
  • Rick Prince, Assistant Regional Underwriting Manager at AIG
  • Bob Rudis, Chief Data Scientist at Rapid7
  • Jeff Welgan, Executive Director, Head of Executive & Professional Training Programs at CyberVista
  • Bob Wice, Cyber & Tech US Focus Group Leader at Beazley Group 

To register for the event please submit an RSVP request here.