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John Merchant, Director of Network Security, Data Privacy and Technology E&O, Freedom Specialty Insurance Company to Speak at KC’s Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know


John Merchant, Director of Network Security, Data Privacy and Technology E&O, Freedom Specialty Insurance Company to Speak at KC’s Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know in 2012 Live Webcast

New York, NY, August 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John Merchant, Director of Network Security, Data Privacy and Technology E&O, Freedom Specialty Insurance Company will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Cyber Insurance: What You Need to Know in 2012.” This event is scheduled for August 27, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit:
http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2012_Cyber_Insurance.html

About John Merchant

John Merchant is the Director of Network Security, Data Privacy and Technology E&O at Freedom Specialty Insurance Company, A Nationwide Company. John has over six years of experience in Network Security, Data Privacy, Technology and Management liability underwriting as well as over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in the consumer products and technology industries. Since joining the insurance industry, Mr. Merchant has been engaged in the development of new security and data privacy products, formulation of underwriting standards, subject matter training and education and business development. He is a frequent speaker on Security & Privacy risk industry panels and has been quoted in several insurance industry publications on Security & Privacy risk. John holds a B.A. from The University of Connecticut.

About Freedom Specialty Insurance Company®

Freedom Specialty Insurance Company® represents a wealth of experience in Specialty Liability insurance, and provides solution expertise, dynamic innovation, and decisive responsiveness to the needs of their clients. They have a broad risk appetite for both standard and nonstandard risks including commercial D&O/E&O, financial institutions coverage, network security and privacy liability, and surety. Backed by Nationwide’s A+XV rating, the company’s financial strength and stability allows them to serve as a vanguard in Specialty Liability lines. Visit www.freedomspecialtyins.com to learn more about Freedom Specialty.

Event Synopsis:

Businesses face evolving risks with regard to cyber security and data. Media coverage about high profile security breaches has heightened the awareness for all business to seek some type of protection generally described as cyber policies. A few years ago, the coverage was seen as a niche, luxury add-on, but the market has matured to bring down the cost and standardize coverage. Are these trends good or bad for businesses and insurance providers? Do the customary policies suit the customers’ needs and cover the risks prevalent today? What do businesses need to know when negotiating for these policies about their own risks and the policies themselves?

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders in cyber security risks and mitigation to help company executives answer these questions and understand all the important issues with respect to this vital topic. This live webcast is a must attend for all executives who need to be in the know with respect to cyber insurance policies.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.
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The Knowledge Congress
Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
1.800.578.4370
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Therese Lumbao, Director
Account Management & Member Services
tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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