Travelers Institute Hosts Cybersecurity Event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Boston Fed CIO Don Anderson to deliver keynote address

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers
Institute
, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies,
Inc. (NYSE: TRV),
will host its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore
symposium series in Boston today, and will be joined by the Federal
Reserve Bank of Boston and The New England Council. Public- and
private-sector professionals will share insights on cyber risks and tips
to help small and midsize organizations prepare for and respond to a
cyber incident.

The keynote address will be delivered by Don Anderson, Senior Vice
President and Chief Information Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Boston.

“Cybersecurity is now the single largest international threat,” Anderson
said. “Small- and medium-sized businesses and financial institutions
must understand their vulnerabilities, and how to mitigate potentially
malicious risks.”

Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice
President of Public Policy at Travelers, will facilitate the event at
the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

“Small and midsize organizations are often considered easy targets
because many of them do not have strong cybersecurity procedures in
place,” said Woodward. “This series convenes experts in data encryption,
anti-phishing techniques and other cybersecurity tools to help
entrepreneurs and public leaders protect their private data.”

Woodward will moderate a discussion, “Tackling Evolving Cyber Threats,”
and will be joined by the following panelists:

  • John Bruce, CEO and Co-Founder, IBM Resilient
  • Jeffrey Klenk, Executive Vice President, Management Liability,
    Travelers
  • James A. Trilling, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection,
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Michael Tunick, Special Agent, Boston Field Office, Cyber Squad,
    Federal Bureau of Investigation

The Travelers Institute has held its Cyber:
Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore
symposium across the U.S.
since launching the educational series in 2016. Additional events will
take place in the U.S. and Canada in the coming months.

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 travelers.com.

Contacts

The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Judy Senechal, 860-277-2366
[email protected]