February 16, 2022 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

All Eyes on the Board: How to Reduce Your Financial Exposure to Cyber Risk

From operational disruption to shareholder lawsuits to stock devaluation to customer loss, cyber breaches have caused major financial loss for many companies. Many organizations are undertaking Cyber Risk Quantification efforts as a way of managing their financial exposure. How should boards evaluate these initiatives? Who should be involved?

Join this workshop to get your critical questions answered.

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Questions for Discussion

How do you calculate cyber risk and your company’s financial exposure?

How do you assess (and in turn make decisions about) financial exposure risks across multiple types of business impact scenarios: business interruption, ransomware, data theft and privacy, third-party service provider failures, regulatory compliance issues, third-party liability?

How can you bridge the language gap between the IT team and the board so everyone is thinking about risk management in the same way?

What questions should you be asking about cyber insurance?


Tom Reagan

Cyber Risk Practice Leader, Marsh

Tom Reagan is the Cyber Practice Leader within the Financial and Professional Liability (FINPRO) Practice of Marsh Specialty. In this role, Tom oversees client advisory and placement services for cyber risk throughout the US and Canada. In addition to his management responsibilities, Tom also serves as the senior cyber advisor for some of Marsh’s largest clients. Tom joined Marsh in 2014. He began his career in the technology industry as an expert on security and service delivery. In 2003, he joined American International Group (AIG), where he managed professional liability underwriting for AIG’s largest clients in the US and Canada. Tom also led the development of new professional liability products and services for AIG. Later, Tom joined Beazley, a global specialty insurance carrier, where he led marketing and strategy for Beazley’s cyber insurance division. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in history and business economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Lesley Ritter

VP Analyst, Cyber Risk Group, Moody's

As a member of the Cyber Risk team Lesley is responsible for researching and publishing credit relevant cybersecurity reports in collaboration with the broader Moody’s analytical community. Although her role supports all industry groups Moody’s covers, Ms. Ritter is particularly interested in industrial control systems’ cybersecurity and has been a regular speaker on this topic at a number of ICS cyber conferences. Prior to joining the Cyber Risk Group, Ms. Ritter was a lead credit analyst in the Public Power and Infrastructure team where she covered a portfolio of US-based regulated electric and gas utilities as well as natural gas pipeline companies. Ms. Ritter completed her credit training at GE Energy Financial Services where she was an associate in the origination team covering the global power, midstream, and oil and gas space. Ms. Ritter holds a Bachelors in Economics from Union College and a Masters in Finance and Energy Policy from Columbia University.

Michael Snook

VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Verisk

Michael Snook holds the role of VP & CISO (Chief Information Security Officer), responsible for Verisk’s information security strategy, roadmap and program globally. This includes the areas of cybersecurity incident response, threat management, identity and access management, governance, information risk management, security architecture/engineering, and data protection. Prior to joining Verisk, Michael served as Chief Information Security Officer at Moody’s, and before that held several other senior cybersecurity leadership roles. Michael is highly aligned with Verisk’s “cloud first” strategy and has a track record of building best-in-class security programs through strong collaboration and stakeholder interaction.


Derek Vadala

Chief Risk Officer, BitSight

Derek Vadala is the Chief Risk Officer at BitSight where he leads a team that is focused on creating an automated Cyber Risk Quantification solution that enables CISOs to better communicate cyber risk to Boards of Directors and senior business executives. Before joining BitSight, Mr. Vadala was the CEO and founder of VisibleRisk, a joint venture between Moody’s Corporation and Team8, which was acquired by BitSight in 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Vadala was the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Moody’s Investors Service, responsible for developing capabilities for evaluating cyber risk and incorporating those capabilities into credit analysis. Mr. Vadala also previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Moody’s Corporation from 2013-2018, where he was responsible for global information risk and security across Moody’s businesses worldwide.


Jamie Tassa

Publisher, Corporate Board Member magazine

Jamie is responsible for Corporate Board Member’s portfolio of media, content distribution and event platforms and leads all events under the Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive brands. Previously, Jamie was a managing director at Equilar and served as senior vice president of events for the NYSE’s Governance Services division. Jamie received her BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia.