New date for the BioRiver working group IT – Topic: Cyber risks for companies – practical cases, manager liability and safeguards

3. August 2020

program and registration

A GoToMeeting video conference of the BioRiver working group IT will take place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. At our 3rd event of the BioRiver working group IT, the insurance law aspects of cyber security are the topic of the two lectures.


Moderator: Dr. Norbert Schmeisser, Managing Director, MEDEORA GmbH

16:00 Welcome by the BioRiver working group IT
dr Constanze Duhme, BioRiver eV Josephine Müller-Gorski, Miltenyi Biotec BV & Co. KG

16:10 Cyber risks – liability and protection options
Cyber risks for companies, compliance obligations in the area of data protection and IT security, insurance solutions for protection
dr Henning Schaloske, Dr. Paul Malek, Amrei Zurn, Clyde & Co LLP

16:40 Best Practice: Cyber Risk
IT Security: Cyber threats and the consequences for companies
Henk Gomis, Kroll / Duff & Phelps

17:00 Participant questions & discussion

17:20 Exchange of experiences
Open discussion on IT topics of the participants

On the subject

Cyber attacks are a real threat for all companies and especially companies that handle patient data and other critical information. In addition to defending against cyber attacks through suitable security measures not only in the IT infrastructure, insurance companies protect against large financial expenses after a cyber attack has taken place despite all protective measures. At our 3rd event of the BioRiver working group IT, the insurance law aspects of cyber security are the topic of the two lectures.
In terms of content, in addition to an insight into the cyber risks for companies, there will be compliance obligations in the areas of data protection and IT security, which are relevant with a view to any manager liability. It also shows which insurance solutions are available to protect against cyber risks.

The speakers

dr Henning Schaloske heads the German insurance practice of Clyde & Co. Recognized as a leading expert in insurance and reinsurance, Dr. Henning Schaloske has a diversified practice with a focus on complex claims, reinsurance and regulatory advice. In recent years, Dr. Henning Schaloske and his team are intensively involved in cyber insurance, including product development for German cyber insurance companies and the management of cyber claims and breach response. He is recommended as a leading insurance/reinsurance expert in JUVE, Legal500, Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Germany and Who’s Who Legal.

dr Paul Malek is Senior Associate at the law firm Clyde & Co (Germany) LLP in Düsseldorf. He advises in many areas of insurance law and has extensive experience in litigation in insurance law disputes.
Paul Malek advises insurers in complex claims as monitoring, coverage and defense counsel. He specializes in particular in the areas of Financial Lines (D&O, E&O,), Tech E&O and Cyber. Paul Malek studied law at the Ruhr University in Bochum, where he did his doctorate on a topic related to European competition law. He holds the title “Master of Law” in business and tax law, which he acquired while doing his doctorate at the Ruhr University in Bochum.

Amrei Zürn, MM.L is a senior associate at the law firm Clyde & Co (Deutschland) LLP in Düsseldorf. She advises insurers in complex national and international claims as monitoring, coverage and defense counsel, with a focus on financial lines (D&O, E&O) and cyber. She also advises on data protection and insurance regulatory issues, the development of insurance products, and fidelity, product liability and construction all-risks insurance.
Amrei Zürn worked as part of her legal clerkship at the European Commission in Brussels, Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technologies, and worked in particular on legal issues relating to digitization. Amrei Zürn studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg. She holds a Masters of Law degree from Queen Mary University of London.

Henk Gomis serves as Vice President of Kroll’s EMEA Cyber Risk team in the Munich office, covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Henk started his career with the Royal Netherlands Airforce, holding a variety of national and international information security roles. He later moved to the Ministry of Justice & Security of the Netherlands as Chief Information Security Officer of the Central Judicial Fine Collection Office (CJIB). Henk ran his own commercial consultancy before joining Kroll Cyber Risk in 2019. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Platform for Information Security in the Netherlands.

BioRiver working group IT

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