Disaster Recovery: Your New Ticket to Cyber Insurability

Date: Monday, March 20 at 9am PT / 12pm ET

Cyber insurance has become a popular tool to help businesses manage risk by covering the damages and costs of successful cyber attacks, including recovery costs, legal liabilities and lost business due to downtime. But with the advent of widespread ransomware attacks, cyber insurance has become a far less profitable product, prompting insurers to impose stricter qualification requirements. For instance, businesses must now demonstrate that they are investing in cyber defensive measures like multi-factor authentication, anti-malware tech, and security awareness training.

More recently, insurers began insisting that applicants for cyber insurance show that they have a disaster recovery (DR) plan in place. That can be a challenging requirement for small and medium businesses facing IT budget constraints and a complete lack of experience and skills with DR. This webinar will help attendees understand today’s newly exclusive cyber insurance market, the current universe of cyber threats, and the basics of constructing a DR plan: practical advice you can use to ensure you qualify for cyberinsurance and protect your business against cyberthreats to your uptime and sensitive data.

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About the presenters:

James Slaby, Director of Cyber Protection, Acronis

James R. Slaby is the Director of Cyber Protection at Acronis, where he evangelizes cybersecurity and data protection solutions for business. Previously, Slaby was an industry analyst covering cybersecurity, cloud computing and networking at Forrester Research, HFS Research, Yankee Group and The Info Pro. With over 300 published tech research reports, he has been quoted in The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, and countless tech publications. Slaby has also held solutions, vertical, product and campaign marketing roles at tech security and networking vendors including Sonus, Acme Packet, Bay Networks and Motorola.

Dave Kawula, Managing Principal Consultant, TriCon Elite Consulting

Dave is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. His background includes data communications networks within multiserver environments, and he has led architecture teams for virtualization, System Center, Exchange, Active Directory, and Internet gateways.

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