Travelers Institute® to Host Event in Portland to Help Businesses Tackle Cyber Risks

Travelers Institute® to Host Event in Portland to Help Businesses Tackle Cyber Risks

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., will hold its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore® symposium on Thursday, October 24 in partnership with the Portland Business Alliance. In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the event will address the evolving cyber risks facing companies, with a specific focus on small businesses.

The 2019 Travelers Risk Index revealed that cyber risks were the top concern among the business leaders surveyed. Eighty percent of respondents from small businesses reported feeling confident that their company has implemented best practices for cybersecurity, however, many of those organizations may be underprepared for a cyber attack. For example, the same survey showed that just 27% of small businesses said they have a written business continuity plan and only 23% said they have conducted a cyber assessment of vendors who have access to their data.

This event will bring together leaders from the public and private sector to share insights, first-hand experiences and recommendations to help businesses prepare for and respond to cyber threats.

When:  Thursday, October 24, 2019
11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Program

Who:     Representatives from Travelers, the Federal Trade Commission and Symantec Cyber Security Services, including:
  • Jessica Kearney, Second Vice President, Travelers Institute
  • Edward Chang, Second Vice President, Cyber Risk Management, Travelers.
  • Charles Harwood, Director, Northwest Region, Federal Trade Commission.
  • Simone McCormick, Partner, Lewis Brisbois.
  • Aaron Davies-Morris, Vice President, Americas Consulting, Symantec Cyber Security Services.
Where: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201

If you are interested in attending the event or scheduling an interview, please contact Stephanie Arpin.