Boyden's Erik Matson to Speak at 2015 Cyber Risk Insights Conference in London

21/02/2015 15:18

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Bioterrorism Week -- Erik Matson, a Partner with Boyden global executive search in New York, will address an audience of top insurance and risk management executives on the risks of cyber terrorism and the human capital that can be critical to combatting the global threat (see also Boyden World Corporation).

"Every company in every industry is the next potential hit," said Mr. Matson. "The ubiquity of technology has created a perfect storm for cyber attacks and industrial espionage. The level of sophistication among attackers is now often on a par with our defenses. In addition, cross-border and geo-strategic incursions from legitimate nation-states and rogue actors are dedicated to reaping economic and other gains at nearly any cost."

Mr. Matson will speak on a two-person panel entitled "Who Goes There?" atAdvisen's 2015 Cyber Risk Insights Conference on February 10 at The Willis Building in London. He will be joined on the panel by Eric Qualkenbush, a Board Member of Black Ops Partners.

The session will delve into the greatest threats to cyber security, including the insider threat, and the implications for risk management and the insurance market.

Other speakers at the Advisen conference will include Peter Foster, Executive Vice President, Willis North America FINEX; Peter Armstrong, Head of Cyber Thought Leadership, Willis; Jeremy Smith, Head of Technology and Security & Privacy, ZurichWilly Stoessel, Worldwide Head of Cyber, Technology & Construction, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd.; and Cheryl Martin, Partner,EMEIA Financial Services Advisory-Cyber Security, Ernst & Young LLP.

Additional insights on risk management and cyber espionage can be found on in Mr. Matson's recent white paper "How the Insurance Industry Can Become the White Knight in a New War." About Boyden World Corporation Boyden is a global leader in retained executive search and talent advisory services with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specializes in senior executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across a broad spectrum of markets and sectors. For further information, please visit About Advisen Advisen is leading the way to smarter and more efficient insurance communities. Through its information, analytics, ACORD messaging gateway, news, research, and events, Advisen reaches more than 150,000 commercial insurance and risk professionals at 8,000 organizations worldwide. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in the US and the UK

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