IamA data privacy attorney and cyber insurance claims professional. Here to talk about data privacy, cyber insurance, and ransomware. AMA!
Hi everyone! My name is Rich Gatz, a longtime data privacy attorney and cyber claims professional. I am doing an AMA today where I'm going to discuss data privacy, the ransomware epidemic, and cyber insurance.
The genesis of this was several threads in /r/sysadmin and other subs about cyber insurance and ransomware. As a long-time redditor, I thought an AMA would be a great opportunity to clear up any confusion about these complex topics.
Have you been wondering why so many companies are being impacted by ransomware, or the types of consideration taken into whether or not a company pays? Or maybe you just want to know what the heck cyber insurance actually covers? Well, this AMA is for you.
A little bit more about me: I’ve started working in cyber insurance in 2013 as a privacy and technology subject matter expert solely because I was the only person at the company that knew what bitcoin was. I am also a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a barred/licensed attorney. I currently work for Coalition, Inc., the worlds’ largest “insurtech”, and handle data privacy and cyber incidents every day.
I'll start answering questions today at 10 AM PT/ 1 PM ET sharp. So please feel free to start asking questions now.
I'm here! And ready to answer questions till at least 3 PM ET and potentially after if there is interest! Thanks to everyone that has asked questions already.
Signing off for now - cyber claims pause for no one - but I'll be checking in on this post and this account sporadically, so please feel free to keep asking questions and I'll respond when able.
Thank you again, sincerely, for all of the questions. This was a wonderful experience and I appreciate all of you.