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Webinar: Are You and Your Clients Paying Enough Attention to Cyber-Risk?

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May 23 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE; 1 Technology in The Practice of Law 

Key takeaways of this presentation are:

  1.  Awareness Over Knowledge: Equip yourself to converse effectively with your clients about the intricacies of cyber risk. While deep technical knowledge might not be required to have a meaningful discussion with a client, having a heightened sense of awareness of the issues is indispensable.
  2. Current Cybercrime Trends and Threats: Gain insights into the present landscape of cybercrime. Understand the specific challenges and threats your clients may be up against.
  3. When Things Go South: A Dual Perspective:
    1. From an IT Security Lens: Scott, our IT Security expert, will shed light on common vulnerabilities and overlooked loopholes in cyber protocols.
    2. Through the Insurance Prism: Natalie and Yaniv will provide the insurance professionals’ perspective to help you understand the insurer’s viewpoint on risk assessment, claim processing, and the nuances of policy coverage and interpretation.
  4. Cyber vs. Traditional Insurance: Delve into the distinctions and overlaps between cyber insurance and other non-cyber insurance policies such as general liability, property, and crime policies. Get a grasp of why and how they should be treated differently, and where the edges of coverage live and overlap.
    1. The Ever-Changing Insurance Terrain: The cyber insurance industry is in a constant state of flux. Unpack the dynamics of this change, from evolving policy structures, fluctuating premiums, to the introduction of sub-limits. Recognize how these modifications can impact your clients and what you can do to stay informed and adaptive.

End your hour with us more enlightened, equipped, and ready to guide your clients through the murky waters of cyber risk and insurance. Ensure they, and you, aren’t just protected, but prepared.

Non-Member Price: $75.00
Member Price: $55.00

Natalie Sherod

Natalie Sherod has over 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. Her focus is helping middle market companies in the manufacturing, distribution and construction industries identify and analyze their exposure to risk and develop strategies to manage it. Starting her career as an underwriter at Liberty Mutual, she developed a deep understanding of policy forms and language. Natalie has developed a focus in cyber liability and enjoys educating others what has become a very big issue for businesses.

In addition to her client-focused approach, Natalie stays at the forefront of industry trends and regulations. She continuously seeks opportunities for professional development and holds advanced certifications such as the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation, Certified Risk Manager designation and Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Her commitment to staying informed allows her to provide her clients with cutting-edge solutions and a competitive advantage.

Natalie is a graduate of San Diego State University. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband, two kids and new puppy, Stella.

Scott Cooper

For 25+ years, Tower 23 IT has provided managed IT, cybersecurity, and cyber-compliance services to over one hundred organizations in the medical, financial, legal, manufacturing and engineering industries. Their proven processes utilizing over 200 IT best practices and aligning with cyber-compliance frameworks such as HIPAA, NIST, CMMC, GLBA, help their clients, maximize productivity, reduce risk, and meet regulatory mandates.

Scott has both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona with an emphasis on the business implications of IT. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Arizona as well.

When not working, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Kirsten, and his two children, Jack, and Carolyn, traveling, or attending Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Padres games.

Yaniv Newman

Yaniv Newman is a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice Group at Fennemore. His practice includes advising and representing small, medium, and large corporate policy holders on a variety of insurance products including directors and officers, employment practices, professional and commercial liability insurance and claims that sometimes arise – including representing insureds in both first- and third- party claim disputes with their insurers.

As a member of Fennemore’s Insurance Practice Group, Yaniv has also successfully represented clients in coverage litigation when necessary, including to recover policy benefits and assert insurer bad faith claims as well as defending policyholders in suits by their insurers seeking reimbursement of payments made to defend and/or settle purportedly uncovered claims.

Yaniv is a self-proclaimed insurance nerd, and loves to talk all things insurance with anyone wanting to learn more or discuss a specific situation. Yaniv earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (B.S.) from the University of California, Berkley- Haas School of Business. He later earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Sharon Huerta (moderator)

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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