Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 10/8/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the October 2017 webcast, Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients.

Why Attend?

If your clients haven’t asked you for legal advice about cyber insurance, be assured: they will.

  • Understand the risks businesses face, and the resulting need for cyber insurance
  • Explore common provisions in cyber insurance policies—what they cover, and what they don’t
  • Learn how to better advise your clients to mitigate their risks

Attorneys are now at the front lines in the battle for cybersecurity—for the businesses they advise as in-house counsel, for the businesses they represent as outside counsel, and for their own firms. Staying on top of emerging cyber risks can be challenging, and ensuring that businesses are properly protected—in terms of technology and insurance—even more so. But, as the WannaCry ransomware attack of May 2017 has underscored, no one is safe from cyberattacks, and there is too much at stake for businesses, and their counsel, to ignore their risks

Because no one is safe, proper insurance is critical to protecting business bottom lines. Yet, many businesses are surprised to learn that cyber insurance policies do not provide the full panoply of protection assumed to exist in the fine print. For example, many popular ransomware coverages presume a precipitating threat to do harm which may be averted through payment of a ransom. But frequently, cybercriminals enact harm without making a preliminary “threat,” meaning that the cyber coverage may not fully respond to the most common risk to businesses.

Attorneys can help their clients avoid pitfalls like these by understanding business risk, how insurance may mitigate that risk, and what types of insurance best respond to common losses. This seminar will provide an overview of those issues, including evolving cyber risks that businesses of all kinds will encounter, the types of insurance policies that may address those risks, and common gaps in coverage that, if unaddressed, may leave businesses exposed to huge, uncovered losses when they face cyber claims.

Among the topics to be covered:

  • First-party and third-party cyber insurance options
  • Cyber coverage available through traditional policies, like CGL and D&O forms
  • Risks at the insurance application and renewal stages, and how to avoid them
  • Common gaps
  • Common endorsements
  • Challenges associated with “additional insured” provisions and other risk transfer mechanisms
  • Common bases for denial of coverage




Patrick M. McDermott, Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC
Sergio F. Oehninger, Hunton & Williams LLP / Washington, DC

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