Track: Organizational Excellence

This course begins with an overview of recent cyber-attacks and then moves to what the most common cyber threats are to an organization. We will discuss how to estimate the financial impact of an attack on your organization and the five risk management controls, which include identification, protection, detection, responding, and recovery.

The course also includes information on coverage gaps found in the Commercial General Liability and Property policy and why it’s so important to purchase cyber liability insurance. We will look at the key coverages that should be included in every cyber liability policy. We will also cover topics such as passwords, software updates, encryption, setting data access levels, BYOD, new hire training, and what to do after an attack. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Estimating the financial impact of an attack. on your organization 
  • Applying risk management controls  
  • Insurance coverage gaps 

Presenters:

  • Lisa A. Bellis, director of risk management services, Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley
  • Tiffany Vrabel, vice president and risk management advisor, Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley  

Lisa A. Bellis
Director of Risk Management Services
Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley

Bellis comes to Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley with over 30 years’ experience in commercial property/casualty insurance.She maintains a deep commitment to reducing the effects of loss and increasing an organization’s overall profitability through effectively analyzing exposures and implementing sound risk management practices.Her enthusiasm to confront challenges with a positive and constructive attitude helps her to succeed in resolving difficult issues.She provides a multitude of resources to facilitate and implement effective best practices in organizations.

Her extensive knowledge in reviewing and modifying hold harmless & indemnification agreements, as well as insurance contracts, has helped to improve the financial and legal position of her clients with their subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors.She possesses thorough knowledge of commercial lines insurance products & coverages, as well as the ability to audit policies to ensure they do not contain any coverage gaps.Lisa has a proven track record for effectively and aggressively negotiating the reduction/closing of claims. She is uncompromising when it comes to attacking fraudulent claims.Lisa has extensive experience in working with insurance captives and regional purchasing groups.She successfully interviewed, negotiated, and coordinated third party claims and loss control services and held quarterly performance meetings on behalf of the captive’s members.

Lisa was awarded a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration through Albright College, where is achieved “highest honors.”She also holds an associate’s degree inbusiness management through Lehigh Carbon Community College.In 2000, she earned the designation of certified insurance counselor and went on to achieve the associate in risk management designation from the Insurance Institute of America in 2003.In 2010, she received the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist designation from the International Risk Management Institute, Inc.Most recently, she was received the Certified Safety Manager designation from the National Association of Safety Professionals.She is also certified by the State of New York to conduct Workplace Safety Certifications under ICR 59 and ICR 60.

Tiffany Vrabel  
Vice President and Risk Management Advisor  
Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley  

Tiffany Vrabel is a vice president and risk management advisor for Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley. She joined Brown & Brown in 2009 and creates and adapts insurance and risk management programs for organizations across the country. Her responsibilities include strategic direction on insurance coverage design, negotiation, placement, and implementation, with a focus on the highest quality protection at the lowest possible cost. She makes it a priority that her clients understand all new and existing risks that their organizations face and what they can do to protect themselves.   

Vrabel holds a bachelor’s from East Stroudsburg University in business management with finance emphasis. In 2011, she earned her associate in risk management designation and her certified insurance counselor designation in 2014. She also received her master’s in business administration from Moravian College in 2013.