Cyber Risk, Insurance and Financial Regulations at 2020 Incident Response Forum

April 14, 2020
Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. , 20024 , Countries

The Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, is proud to be the lead sponsor of the Incident Response Forum in Washington D.C. The IRF brings together top cyber security officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, DHS, FTC and SEC in addition to leading experts from top law firms and corporations.

Jason Smolanoff, Senior Managing Director and Global Leader of the Cyber Risk practice at Kroll, and Ken Joseph, Managing Director and Head of the Disputes Consulting practice at Duff & Phelps, will speak at the event. Jason and Ken will share their expertise on a wide range of incident response aspects – from how to engage the board, to managing insider threats, handling ransomware threats and navigating the growing pressure from financial regulators around cyber security.

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Schedule: 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

About the 2020 Incident Response Forum 

Focusing on all aspects of data breach response, the Incident Response Forum is unlike other cyber security conferences as it brings together legal, compliance, C-suite and law enforcement professionals to discuss the most pressing issues related to incident response. 

Jason Smolanoff joins a panel of legal and industry experts to discuss effective ways to counsel the board ahead of a cyber incident, and Ken Joseph will moderate the afternoon keynote with a senior executive from NY Dept. of Financial Services (NYDFS). More details below:

Topic: Counseling Boards and the C-Suite Before the Inevitable Breach

Schedule: 9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (EDT)


  • Phyllis B. Sumner, King & Spalding


  • Luke Dembosky, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Jocelyn J. Hunter, The Home Depot
  • Jason N. Smolanoff, Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps

This discussion focuses on the requisite strategic framework for boards of directors to effectively analyze and supervise corporate cybersecurity risks. In the aftermath of a corporate cyber-attack, boards and the c-suite they supervise are subjected to immediate public scrutiny and criticism. This new cyber-reality has essentially removed the distinction between board member and IT executive, with cybersecurity emerging as a key corporate risk area. This panel will also discuss how to approach/improve/manage cybersecurity so, that when the inevitable data security incident occurs, a company’s cyber-hygiene will not only meet, but also impress, the litany of state, federal, and/or sector-based regulators that will suddenly become engaged as well as the many other parties who may seek reparation and/or recompense.

Afternoon Keynote Discussion

Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. (EDT)

Moderator: Ken Joseph, Duff & Phelps

Speaker: Justin Shibayama Herring, Executive Deputy Superintendent, Cybersecurity Division for NYDFS

View the full agenda here.

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