Event Details

Cyber Risk Management and Insurance

Event Date: Mon, 11 Feb, 2019
Event Time: 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Capital Club
Location: DIFC

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Member Registrations: 145 AED
Non Members Fee: 190 AED

Registration Closed

Modern breakthroughs in technology have opened the doors to a major risk: Cyber Risk to your property, people and organizational performance. Simply put, a lack of cyber resilience can dramatically disrupt your organization’s security and reputation.

Certainly, it is less demanding to implement cybersecurity than to deal with cyber-adversity.

Our ‘Cyber Risk Management and Insurance’ briefing is an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge of cyber defense. Sebastian Hess, will lead you through a process that will help you interpret the computer network defense mechanism and guide you through efficient client risk solutions.  

Key points covered during the session include:

Risk Management

  • Identifying, monitoring and reducing cyber risks
  • Achieving a robust cyber security framework
  • Developing an incident response plan for the unavoidable

Legal landscape

  • Cybersecurity - legal landscape and regulatory environment
  • Consequences of GDPR implementation for MENA based companies
  • Cyber incident trends across MENA

 Cyber Insurance

  • What does cyber insurance cover?
  • Obtaining cyber insurance
  • Claim scenarios


Sebastian Hess has twenty years of private/public specialization in IT Security and Cyber Defense and is part of AIG’s Cyber Risk Consulting Team helping AIG European customers mitigate risk from emerging threats in cyber security. Prior to joining AIG, Sebastian held senior roles including Chief Information Security Officer for Isabel Group and Chief Information Security Officer for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan at ISAF Joint Command. He was also part of the team that directed the design and implementation of NATO’s Computer Incident Response Capability.

Adjou Ait Ben Idir is a corporate lawyer based in the Dubai office of Norton Rose Fulbright and covers Middle East and Africa. Adjou leads NRF’s Middle East Cyber response team from Dubai and has been involved in various Cyber risk matters in the region. She also advises on M&A and general corporate matters in the Cyber and technology sectors.

Ailbhe Storan is AIG’s Senior Financial Lines Underwriter specializing in Cyber Insurance. Within this role she leads and manages the MENA Professional Indemnity and Cyber portfolios and implements the product strategies. Ailbhe holds a Law Degree (L.L.B.) and has been admitted to practice law in Ireland and New York State.

Fee includes breakfast
Valet parking available
Dress: Business

If your company is a BBG member and you are not a named member, please register by emailing booking@bbgdxb.com to benefit from the member rate. Named members should register online as usual.Cancellations will be accepted until 11.59am on Sunday 20 January after when “no show fees” will apply.