Travelers Institute Selects Dallas for Cybersecurity Event

Experts will gather during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
to offer guidance for preventing and responding to attacks

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV),
today will partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the Dallas
Metropolitan Small Business Development Center and the Dallas
Entrepreneurial Center to hold its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate,
℠ symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The
symposium features cybersecurity professionals from the public and
private sectors, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
They will discuss how businesses can protect themselves against
increasing cyber risks.

“Businesses of all sizes are at risk of a possible cyber incident, but
smaller organizations are particularly vulnerable to attacks,” said Joan
Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice
President of Public Policy at Travelers. “As hackers continue to evolve
their tactics, it’s more important than ever for business leaders to
keep up with best practices that can help protect their companies.”

Rob Kaplan, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will give
welcoming remarks, and Meredith Black, Chief Information Officer and
Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the
keynote address.

The event also will include a panel discussion, moderated by Woodward,
who will be joined by:

  • Chad Adams, Cyber Security Advisor – Region VI, Office of Cyber
    Security and Communications, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Matt Davies, Assistant Vice President, Payments Outreach, Federal
    Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Eddie Chang, Second Vice President, Cyber Risk Management, Travelers
  • Sian Schafle, Partner, Data Privacy and Network Security, Lewis
    Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

“It is critical for small business owners to put effective levels of
privacy into place,” said Rose Blair, Director of the Dallas
Metropolitan Small Business Development Center. “We are pleased to
participate in this informative discussion about cybersecurity threats
and solutions to help small business clients protect their data.”

Visit the Travelers
website for more information about the Cyber: Prepare,
Prevent, Mitigate, Restore
℠ series, and to view a cyber
that offers helpful resources for businesses.

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.
For more information, visit


The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Judy Senechal, 860.277.2366