Travelers Institute Kicks Off 2017 Cybersecurity Series in Westport, Conn.

March 16, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice cyber lead to deliver keynote address

WESTPORT, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), will host its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restoreeducational series in Westport, Connecticut, today for leaders of small and midsized organizations. The event will focus on cyber threats and steps business owners can take to help protect their company. Sachs Walsh Insurance and the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce will join the Travelers Institute in hosting the symposium.

Josh Goldfoot, Principal Deputy Chief (Acting), Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, will deliver the keynote address, and Anne Hunt, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office, will give opening remarks.

“Cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, and many small business owners have not taken basic preventive measures,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Our educational series provides a forum for entrepreneurs and professionals to discuss the current threat environment and best practices to prepare for and respond to cyber incidents.”

Woodward will moderate a discussion, joined by Goldfoot and the following participants:

  • Edward Chang, Second Vice President, Cyber Risk Management, Travelers
  • Dominic Paluzzi, Member and Co-Chair, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, McDonald Hopkins
  • Will Rasmussen, Director, The Brunswick Group

Visit the Travelers Institute website for information on upcoming Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore events.

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

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Source: The Travelers Companies, Inc.