Connecticut's cybersecurity chief is the keynote speaker at a March 22 forum designed to help businesses address the growing threat of cyber attacks.

Arthur House, the Connecticut's Chief Cyber Security Risk Officer, will share the state's preparation and response strategy for cyber incidents.

House's address will be followed by a panel discussion featuring private and public sector experts sharing insights into the current threat landscape and tactics for addressing security breaches.

The Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore forum is presented by the Travelers Institute, CBIA, reSET, and UConn's Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research.

“Small businesses have been under the impression that cybersecurity, or a data breach in particular, is not a small business problem, but a problem for big business," says Tim Francis, Travelers' Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance.

"That just isn’t the case. Last year more than half of data breaches occurred in companies of 250 employees or less.”

Last year more than half of data breaches occurred in companies of 250 employees or less.


11:30 am-noon: Registration & Networking
Noon-1:30 pm: Lunch Program
A Cybersecurity Strategy for Connecticut: Prevention and Recovery
  • Arthur House, Chief Cyber Security Risk Officer, State of Connecticut
Tackling Evolving Cyber Threats
  • Moderator: Joan Woodward, President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy, Travelers
  • Dr. Linda Betz, Chief Information Security Officer, Travelers
  • Dr. Jay Vadiveloo, Director, Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research
  • Thomas S. Lawler, Cybercrime Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • John Mullen, Data Privacy and Network Security, Mullen Coughlin LLP Attorneys

The forum will be held at UConn's Graduate Business Learning Center (100 Constitution Plaza, Hartford).

Registration is free, but space is limited.