The Director of National Intelligence has ranked cybercrime as the top national security threat facing the United States, “higher than that of terrorism, espionage, and weapons of mass destruction.” Reifying that threat, in 2013 the FBI notified 3,000 US companies—ranging from small banks, major defense contractors, and leading retailers—that they had been victims of cyber intrusions. A 2014 Global Economic Crime Survey conducted by PwC found that 7% of U.S.-based organizations lost $1 million or more due to cybercrime incidents in that year (up from 3% in 2011). Twenty percent of U.S. entities recently reported financial losses of $50,000 to $1 million in 2015. A more recent survey estimates that cybercrime will cost global business over $100 billion dollars in 2017. Who—in the absence of effective cyber-security measures that currently seem beyond the reach of business and law-enforcement—will ultimately bear the risk of these losses?
In the second part of this seminar—conducted by Richard Mills, the managing partner of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP in New York—the leading and latest court decisions involving cyber-coverage are analyzed to identify issues and trends of interest to any attorney who must litigate in, or counsel clients about, this burgeoning field. Additionally, it delves further into emerging risks such as crypto-currency.
Attendees should watch Part I of this program before watching Part II.
Richard S. Mills is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (1982) and New York Law School (1986). He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mr. Mills focuses his practice on a full gamut of complex insurance issues including: company and captive formation, acquisition and regulatory compliance; policy drafting; claim review, coverage determination and litigation. He has successfully defended both insurers and their insureds through trial and on appeal, and has secured considerable recoveries in prosecuting subrogation and insurance fraud actions.
Mr. Mills has presented a number of seminars for both insurers and insureds including: “Avoiding Libel Liability,” “Developments in the Duty to Defend,” “Fundamentals of Lender Liability," and presented a white paper, "Some Good Deeds Go Unpunished: Payment of a Prior Claim Generally Will Not Estop an Insurer from Declining Coverage for Subsequent Similar Claims" to the 2005 Surety Claims Institute.
He is a member of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, as well as the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and Pennsylvania Counsel for Change.
Thank you for your thoughtful analysis.
Another outstanding presentation by Attorney Mills.
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