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Arete’s team of experts discuss the legally defensible and compliant cyber strategies required for organizations to continuously improve their cyber posture; reducing the burden of preparing for, detecting, and responding to cyber-attacks. Our experts are often invited to speak at seminars or serve on industry panels to share their insights on cybersecurity incident response readiness assessments to post-incident remediation, digital forensics, and testifying expertise. If you would like to inquire about having members of Arete’s team speak at your next event, please contact us at

Please see our events and webinars listed below, including information about Arete’s participation.

Recent News


Arete Advisors Adds Another Leading Expert to their Team

Press Release |    June 25, 2019

Arete Advisors, an elite team of cyber security experts and incident responders, today announced the addition of leading forensics investigator and incident response leader Evgueni Erchov to its team of cybersecurity experts.


A First-of-its-kind Cybersecurity Solution Designed Specifically for Insurance Agents

Press Release |    May 20, 2019

InsuraShield is a game-changing resource for agents to protect their customer’s information and their life’s work


Arete Advisors Appoints Brookes Taney VP of Sales

Press Release |    April 26, 2019

Cybersecurity Executive Brings More Than 20 Years of Experience in Helping Companies Respond to Today’s Most Devastating Cyber Threats.


Arete Advisors Adds Elite Incident Response and Forensic Investigators to its Cyber Response Team

Press Release |    April 22, 2019

Arete Advisors today announced the addition of four of the world’s foremost incident response and forensic investigators to its elite group of cybersecurity experts: Michael Stewart, Rae Jewell, Peter Hubert, and Matt Hanyok.

Upcoming and Recent Events


ADVISEN: 2019 Cyber Risk Insights Conference – San Francisco

February 20-21, 2019 |    The Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

This multi-day program will emphasize business outcomes, technology and regulatory factors that make California and the West Coast unique, including the issues that influence the InsurTech space. Located at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in the heart of the Financial District, Advisen’s Cyber Risk Insights event is sure to dazzle.


NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit

March 13-14, 2019 |    Bermuda

Join us at the inaugural NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit Bermuda. In partnership with the Bermuda Business Development Agency, we are pleased to bring our acclaimed programming to “The World’s Risk Capital.” Hear from over 50 speakers in info-packed sessions and comprehensive discussions on the latest in cyber coverage and cybersecurity solutions.


ADVISEN: 2019 Cyber Risk Insights Conference – Chicago

May 16, 2019 |    Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

Advisen returns to Chicago with our Cyber Risk Insights Conference series as a full-day event addressing the critical privacy, network security, and cyber insurance issues confronting risk professionals and their organizations. An expert faculty comprised of leaders in network security, regulation, law enforcement, risk management, and cyber risk insurance will offer their insights on managing risk on a rapidly evolving and increasingly dangerous threat landscape. During this day of learning and networking, risk managers, CISOs. CROs, insurance brokers, underwriters, reinsurers, and other risk professionals will present their perspectives on cyber threats, and will also examine how the business and regulatory environment for the Midwest influences cyber risk management decisions.


NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit

June 12-14, 2019 |    Philadelphia, PA

The NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit in Philadelphia, now in its tenth year, is attended by more than 600 cyber insurance, legal/regulatory, and technology leaders from all over the globe. A premier education and networking event, this conference features two full days of panel discussions by leading cyber experts who share their insights on hot topics, trends, and cybersecurity concerns. Connect with leaders in cyber risk and privacy liability and learn from their experiences on current and emerging concerns in the ever-changing cyber landscape.


ADVISEN: 2019 Cyber Risk Awards

June 19, 2019 |    Gotham Hall, New York, NY

Advisen will host our 6th annual Cyber Risk Awards at a gala dinner event in New York City that has become the leading networking event on the cyber social calendar. The excellent line-up of emcees will bring their unique flavor to the evening which will see the cyber market’s top performers honored by their peers. Unlike other industry award presentations that kowtow to advertisers, Advisen’s Cyber Risk Awards are determined by “People’s Choice” and leverage Advisen’s vast contact database of insurance professionals who care about Cyber Risk. 415 Cyber Risk Professionals attended this dinner in 2018.


ADVISEN: 2019 Cyber Risk Insights Conference – New York

October 24, 2019 |    Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

The WORLD’S LARGEST Cyber Risk & Insurance industry event for P&C Professionals is a one-day program that has become a flagship event on the cyber calendar.

This hallmark event not only offers a full day of learning, networking and business at the conference, but a range of dinners, workshops and social gatherings in the surrounding days as the elite of the global cyber market descends on New York. Our multi-track insurance conference will feature the hottest topics including cyber risk management, developing issues in the cyber insurance space and insight into the ‘Dark Side’ of the web – with a focus on the people behind the latest cyber incidents.


You can view our previous webinars under Resources along with our Case Studies, Datasheets and Brochures.


WEBINAR: Cybersecurity Legal Task Force – Ransomware Webinar

Jim Jaeger (Arete Advisors), Karen Painter Randall (Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group/Connell Foley LLP), Abigail Oliver (Asst VP/AXIS Capital), Douglas Hemminghaus (Asst SAC/FBI)

February 20, 2019 |    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

Law firms, In-House counsel and small to medium size businesses are guardians of confidential and valuable information making them an ever-growing target of the ransomware cyber-attack. It is no longer whether an organization will be attacked but when and to what extent. With 4000 ransomware attacks occurring daily and 400,000 new ransomware strains developing at the same pace, ransomware is the biggest cybersecurity threat that must be met head on by law firms and businesses in 2019. Ransomware locks up critical information and files that an organization needs to operate. The clock is ticking. Should the organization pay or not pay? There is a tremendous amount of strategy involved in making the right decision-it is not simply a binary choice for the organization.

Legal, security, law enforcement and insurance experts will address best practices for preventing and responding to a ransomware attack including:

  • Ethical obligations that apply in safeguarding client data and breach notification
  • How to avoid a ransomware attack
  • Options available to respond to a ransomware attack
  • When should you and how do you pay ransom
  • Pitfalls even when ransom paid
  • Insurance coverage and loss concerns