Suncorp. Level 28, 266 George Street, Brisbane

Brisbane Riskers, welcome to 2019! Our first Cyber Risk Meetup of the year will be on Thursday 28th February at Suncorp (Brisbane Square) from 4:30pm.  This month we will take a deep dive into Cyber Insurance and explore whether these new(ish) policies are worthwhile and providing the safety-net companies are expecting them to. 


By many measures 2017 was an eventful year for Cyber Riskers. WannaCry and NotPetya Malware alone inflicted more than US$14 billion in total damages to companies around the Globe. In the wake of the carnage that occurred it’s unimaginable for most Security Managers that their Cyber Insurance policy wouldn’t help cover some of the costs their organisations were left with. Following Zurich’s decision not to cover a $100m claim by Mondelez for damages arising from NotPetya, some are questioning the value of Cyber Insurance. 


Join our presenters and panel of Insurance experts and cyber security colleagues to:

  • Discover some of the Cyber Incidents that have triggered claims and whether they were actually covered,

  • Explore the benefits and limitations of Cyber Insurance,

  • Learn about the strategies you need to know to get the most from Cyber Insurance.


We are pleased to bring you insights and lessons from Sedwick, Willis Towers Watson, University Sunshine Coast (and a few others). So come along, listen, learn, share and network with like minded colleagues that appreciate your passion for Cyber Risk.


Feb 28, 2019, Thursday


4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Jillian Pancott will share some real-life case studies and statistics from about recent Cyber Insurance claims Sedwick have been involved in assessing. Ben Di Marco will share their insights into Cyber Insurance from the perspectives of an insurance broker and Lawyer advising Incident Responders.

After our insightful presentations our distinguished panel of experts will discuss whether Cyber Insurance is still a good option for risk managers and whether it is really a case of buyer beware? Bring along your questions for our panellists.


Peter Draper,

Insurance Manager at Bank of Queensland

Viktor Vukovic,

Senior Cyber Security Advisor at Content Security Pty Ltd 

Connie Mcintosh,

Manager of Cyber Security Operations at the University Sunshine Coast

Jillian Pancott - Senior Manager (Forensic Advisory Services) at Sedgwick

Ben Dimarco - Cyber Specialist at Willis Towers Watson


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Peter Draper is the Insurance Manager for the BOQ and responsible for managing the Corporate Insurance Program. Peter has over 17 years underwriting experience working for Suncorp and Various underwriting agencies supported by Lloyds of London. Over the years Peter has seen the changing landscapes in various insurances and the emergence of Cyber risk and the exposure inherent in vehicles, property and financial systems. Peter’s experience is now used to evaluate corporate risk financing solutions, advising on the value of the cover provided and whether it should form part of the company’s program.


Viktor Vukovic has 15 years experience working with corporate clients, advising them in Risk and Insurance. He was a Cyber Insurance product specialist at one of the worlds leading insurance broking companies. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, and an Associate of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and holds qualifications in Risk Management, Finance and Business Administration. Viktor currently works as a Senior Cyber Security Advisor for Content Security”


Connie McIntosh is the Manager Cyber Security Operations at the University’s Institute for Cyber Investigations and Forensics where she is leading a technical team in the delivery of a Cyber Forensics Lab and teaching part of the Cyber Courses at USC.

Connie was Assistant Director and Senior Technical Advisor at CERT Australia – the Australian Federal Government’s Computer Emergency Response Team for five years responding to incidents, intelligence gathering, information sharing, partnering with Critical Infrastructure owners to protect systems of national interests.

Connie has worked in a number of Government Agencies working with Defence grade encryption, secure systems, dark fibre networks, greenfield secure teleconferencing. She is a hands on experienced field operator; having performed a range of field operation tasks such as key management, safe combination changes, routing network changes, installing and configuring secure field equipment. Connie was part of a review team who updated the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual.


Jillian Pancott has specialised in forensic accounting for over 12 years, in both Canada and Australia. She has focused on the quantification of economic damages for insurance and litigation purposes, presenting her findings to industry professionals and in market meetings. The majority of Jillian’s experience deals with business interruption losses and the quantification of economic damages in both insurance claims and recovery proceedings. Jillian assisted in catastrophe response following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes and 2011 Brisbane floods. More recently, she has assisted with the ANZAC Day Hailstorm in Sydney and the losses arising from cyclones and ex-tropical cyclones in northern New South Wales and Queensland.


Benjamin Di Marco specialises in data privacy, technology law, and dispute resolution, working with both Clyde & Co's Brisbane and San Francisco offices. In 2016, Ben completed a secondment at Clyde & Co San Francisco. Ben continues to work with the San Francisco and Australian data breach teams on various cyber incidents involving data breaches, un-authorised disclosures, malware, regulatory investigations, mandatory notification laws, litigated claims, PCI assessments and first party losses. Ben has recently presented on data security and privacy issues at the AusCERT National Conference, the OAIC Asia Pacific Data Privacy Forum, and to organisation such as the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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