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Travelers Institute Selects Dallas for Cybersecurity Event

Company Release - 10/3/2016 8:48 AM ET

Experts will gather during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to offer guidance for preventing and responding to attacks

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today will partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center and the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center to hold its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The symposium features cybersecurity professionals from the public and private sectors, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They will discuss how businesses can protect themselves against increasing cyber risks.

“Businesses of all sizes are at risk of a possible cyber incident, but smaller organizations are particularly vulnerable to attacks,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “As hackers continue to evolve their tactics, it’s more important than ever for business leaders to keep up with best practices that can help protect their companies.”

Rob Kaplan, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will give welcoming remarks, and Meredith Black, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the keynote address.

The event also will include a panel discussion, moderated by Woodward, who will be joined by:

  • Chad Adams, Cyber Security Advisor – Region VI, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Matt Davies, Assistant Vice President, Payments Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Eddie Chang, Second Vice President, Cyber Risk Management, Travelers
  • Sian Schafle, Partner, Data Privacy and Network Security, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

“It is critical for small business owners to put effective levels of privacy into place,” said Rose Blair, Director of the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center. “We are pleased to participate in this informative discussion about cybersecurity threats and solutions to help small business clients protect their data.”

Visit the Travelers Institute website for more information about the Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ series, and to view a cyber guide that offers helpful resources for businesses.

About the Travelers Institute
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance marketplace and to the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management, as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other experts, to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.

The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Judy Senechal, 860.277.2366
jlsenech@travelers.com

Source: The Travelers Companies, Inc.