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Cyber Risk Pitfalls, Policies, Procedures & Protection: What You Need To Know

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Produced on May 16, 2016

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Privacy & Cybersecurity

Course Description

According to a report by Price Waterhouse Coopers, four out of five U.S.-based CEOs fear that cyber attacks can ruin business forecasts. In today’s cyber world, the size of a company is not the determining factor in whether it may be a victim of a cyber attack. Join attorneys Michael Cardello and Steve Rubin, as well as Elevate Captives’ David Kotowski and Jerry Messick as they address this timely subject. This panel discusses issues such as cyber risk, policies and procedures, cyber insurance, and how a captive insurance company can be one of your best tools. They help attorneys understand how different states treat cyber attacks, various legal reporting requirements, and how to protect clients with the right legal documents and overall increased risk protection.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Address the overall view of cyber risk
  2. Recognize the types of cyber attacks
  3. Grasp the role you, as an attorney, can play in protecting your client or company both before and after a cyber attack
  4. Protect your company through the establishment of proper policies and procedure
  5. Use technology to protect your data
  6. Understand the commercial cyber insurance market and potential pitfalls
  7. Identify how to use a captive insurance to protect and finance your potential risk from cyber attacks


David Kotowski

Elevate Captives, LLC

Dave is a Founder and the Managing Partner of Elevate Captives, a leading captive insurance consulting with offices in New York, Oklahoma, Arizona and Hawaii. Our partners bring over 100 years of direct experience to our clients. Elevate works with some of the best companies and their most trusted advisors to help them save money, increase profits and lower insurance costs through our tried and proven LEVER Process: Learn * Educate * Value * Execute * Review. 

Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavioral Management from Brown University (Providence, RI). David has the expertise and drive of being an entrepreneur while also having the successful management skills of working in large, prestigious organizations. He has over 25 years of financial consulting experience. He was a Senior Vice President for both Merrill Lynch and UBS Paine Webber and also worked for Hong Kong Shanghai Bank. He has assisted a wide range of companies from Wall Street to Main Street.

As a former professional lacrosse player, Dave has been active in professional sports and has served in consulting roles to the NY Islanders of the NHL, the New York Dragons of the AFL, the New Jersey Nets of the NBA and was President of the Long Island Lizards of Major League Lacrosse. Dave is very active in connecting the passion of sports with the passion of business. He is the Founder of The Lacrosse Business Network and he developed the New York Islander’s Business Club.

Dave also serves as a keynote speaker for wide variety of organizations such as Law Line Merrill Lynch, UBS, FurtherEd, The CPA Roundtable, National Network of Accountants, The Accountant Resource Group, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, New York Institute of Technology, the Long Island Alliance (LIA), youth sports organizations, community groups and high schools. He is an approved Faculty Member for Dave is very active in his community where he coaches travel lacrosse for his three daughters. He is the former Co-President of the Friends of Brown Lacrosse and he is also the former President of the Brown University Alumni Association of Long Island. Dave is also the Co-Founder of Team Elevate Lacrosse – a girl’s only lacrosse program aimed at preparing student athletes for college.

Dave lives in Lloyd Harbor, NY with his wife Nancy and their three daughters Victoria, Katie and Allie.

Michael Cardello III

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Michael Cardello III is a partner with the firm and serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation practice group. Mr. Cardello concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Michael served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. 

Michael represents large and small businesses, financial institutions and individuals in Federal and State Courts in complex commercial matters. He has a wide-range of experience that includes trials and appellate work in the areas of corporate disputes, shareholder derivative actions, dissolutions, construction disputes, equipment and vehicle leasing disputes and other complex commercial and business disputes.

Michael is often appointed as a Discovery Referee and Special Referee by various courts to oversee all aspects of the discovery process in complex commercial cases. From 2005 through 2008, Michael oversaw all aspects of discovery in Delta Financial Corp. v. Morrison, in which he rendered many written decision related to discovery e-discovery and privilege issues and presided over sixty-five depositions. Michael is currently appointed to a number of cases as Discovery Referee and Special Referee by Justices of the Supreme Court for the State of New York. Michael is also approved by the Officer of Court Administration in the State of New York to serve as a Receiver and has been appointed by the Court as Receiver to oversee the dissolution and wind up of the affairs of a business and for the collection of rent for commercial property. Michael also mediates complex commercial litigation matters for cases pending in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Michael is the former Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and is also a member of its Alternative Dispute Resolution, Federal Court and Judiciary Committees. In addition, he is a participant at the Sedona Conference and also frequently lectures on mediation, discovery, trial practice, equipment and vehicle leasing issues and e-discovery.


Hofstra University, J.D.

  • Associate Editor, Hofstra Law Review

Hofstra University, M.B.A. (Finance) Hofstra University, B.B.A. (Marketing)


Michael is admitted to practice law in New York. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Michael serves on the Committee for Civil Litigation of The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, he also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Metro New York/Connecticut Chapter of the National Vehicle Leasing Association. Michael is also a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Nassau County and the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. He serves as a fellow and on the Board of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters, as well as on the Board of Directors for Long Island Counsel for Alcohol and Drug Dependence.

Steven S. Rubin

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

Steven Rubin is a Partner with the firm where he Chairs the Patent Practice Group and Co-Chairs its Cybersecurity Practice Group.

Mr. Rubin has 15 years of experience in consulting clients on patent related matters. He advises clients throughout all phases of a patent’s life from conception by an inventor to enforcement. He drafts and prosecutes patent applications and has managed large international patent portfolios. In addition, Mr. Rubin also identifies potential patent infringement assertions and potential cross-licensing opportunities and provides infringement opinions as needed. He represents clients in patent enforcement and litigation matters domestically and internationally and reviews patent portfolios and pending patent litigations in relation to corporate mergers, acquisitions and investments. He also represents companies of all sizes from start-ups to multi-national corporations. 

In the cybersecurity space, Mr. Rubin relies on his technology background in counseling clients and creating written information security plans (WISPs). The WISP may be used by companies to mitigate the risk of, and potentially limit exposure from, a data breach. Mr. Rubin also serves as part of a multi-disciplinary team that can be called into action when a company is sued for actions associated with a data breach.

Mr. Rubin focuses his practice on technology relating to electronics and computer science and has worked in diverse fields such as software; multi-core architecture; augmented reality; optical communication; information processing; image processing; security systems; video conferencing; network based technologies, including cloud computing; mobile applications; search engines; military defense systems; physics; material science; encryption; chemical engineering; nanotechnology; medical devices; microlithography; RF-ID; fabrication and production of semiconductor devices; computer and network architecture and monitoring; circuits; coding/decoding, processing and transmission of signals; antennas; cell phone and pager technology; printer and display technology including LCD control; transmission, compression, synchronization, processing, and display of television signals; optical communications and lens technologies; mechanical devices; and lighting circuitry.

As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Rubin speaks and publishes extensively on various issues and topics pertaining to patent law and cybersecurity law. He has been quoted in IP Law & Business, Forbes Magazine, Information Week, World Intellectual Property Law Review,,, TechNewsWorld, Linuxinsider, EE Times,, Information Display Magazine, Newsday and Long Island Business News, and in December 2012, he appeared as a legal analyst on PBS's Nightly Business Report (NBR) "Profiting from Patents".

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Rubin mentors law students at Hofstra University School of Law. He has also taught intellectual property law at Stony Brook University, as well as patent law at Brooklyn Law School, Fordham University School of Law, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College.


Randi M.

Very informative

Iris G.

Very informative.

Hubert L.

Very interesting and timely - food for thought!

Richard J. C.

Very informative!

Retha M.

Relevant course for me as an attorney in a corporation which spends a lot of money and resources to properly address cyber risk.

Thomas C.

Thank you.

Panky J.


Jeff T.

Eye opening

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