Please join our PSALA Gold Business Partner, HUB, for a deeper dive on what you need to know about Cyber Trends in 2022.

We will take a quick look into the emerging cyber-trends for 2022 including systemic risk, primary causes of the current cyber-hard market and how it is making it difficult for buyers to access cyber-insurance. Also, to be explored are evolving basic minimum cyber-security standards required of policyholders, a brief look at claims trends including a carrier’s 2021 claim study findings and finally a few predictions for the cyber- market for the coming year.

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – 1201 Third Ave Seattle, WA 98101 – 4th Floor Conference Room (Parking Available in Building)

Lunch provided by: The Catering Company

About the Speakers:

Mark A. Smith, CPCU, RPLU
Senior Vice President
CRC Insurance

Mark joined CRC in 1996 in the Seattle office as a professional services broker focusing on the placement of Cyber, Professional and Management Liability insurance. In his 41-year insurance career, Mark has held underwriting and marketing management positions with USF&G and St. Paul Insurance, now leading CRC Insurance’s nationwide Cyber Liability Team, where he serves his industry as a frequent speaker, writer and educator. Mark is a graduate of Washington State University and received his CPCU in 1989 and his RPLU in 2005.

Steven Colson, CIC
Senior Vice President, Professional Liability Practice Leader
Hub International Northwest

Steven Colson is the Practice Leader and Vice President for HUB International Northwest’s Professional Liability Practice for Lawyers and has over twenty years experience in designing customized insurance and risk management programs. Steven has a diverse book of business, but specializes in Professional Liability where his team oversees the insurance program for over 450 law firms.

Steven proactively partners with clients and his colleagues to design and deliver insurance and risk management programs that will reduce their total cost of risk, contain or reduce costs and improve business processes. As the Professional Liability Practice Leader, he also works with his colleagues throughout the Pacific Northwest in assisting them with delivering programs that address the most complex asset protection for lawyers. Prior to joining HUB, Steven was a partner of one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages in Seattle.


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