Travelers Institute Hosts Cybersecurity Panel at National Women’s Business Conference in Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV),
today will bring its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore
series to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
National Women’s Business Conference at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.
Cybersecurity professionals will discuss common cyber-related business
risks and strategies to prepare for and respond to an incident.

“Every business is at risk for cyber intrusions, which are becoming more
sophisticated and widespread,” said Joan Woodward, President of the
Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at
Travelers. “Sharing cybersecurity expertise is valuable in giving
business owners the confidence and skills to help secure their systems
and create a cyber-safe culture.”

Woodward will moderate the panel discussion “Is Technology Putting your
Business at Risk? Understand and Enhance Your Cybersecurity,” joined by
the following panelists:

  • Meredith Schnur, National Practice Leader, Professional Risk Practice,
    Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Jane Hils Shea, Privacy & Information Security Practice, Frost Brown
  • Kirstin Simonson, Second Vice President, Global Technology Cyber Lead,
  • Jacqueline Connor, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity
    Protection, Federal Trade Commission

“NAWBO members work hard and sacrifice to build their business and gain
the confidence of their clients,” said Jen Earle, Chief Executive
Officer, NAWBO National. “We understand the importance of protecting
these valuable assets. Because of the rapid changes in technology and
how information is now being processed, cybersecurity is a relevant
topic for the majority of businesses, regardless of size or sector.
NAWBO is proud to partner with the Travelers Institute to include this
essential discussion at the National Women’s Business Conference.”

The Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ symposium series
is held across the country. Visit the Travelers
website for more information.

About the Travelers Institute
The Travelers
, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies,
Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of
importance to the insurance marketplace and to the financial services
industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry
expertise of Travelers’ senior management, as well as the technical
expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other
experts, to provide information, analysis and solutions to public
policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property
casualty insurance for auto,
and business.
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