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Responding to Cyber Risk: An insurance and risk management panel - SEMINAR - 1.5 PDHs
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When: 04/25/2019
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Kraus-Anderson
501 South 8th St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55404
United States
Contact: 651-457-2347

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Responding to Cyber Risk


An in-depth review of the cyber risk events that can impact professional


engineering organizations, and how to manage and insure them.



A Panel Discussion with Kraus-Anderson Insurance & Guests

1.5 PDHs - live seminar

Due to the interactive nature of this seminar, there will be no live webinar.


Program Overview:


As businesses continue to rely on technology to create or enhance their efficiency or gain competitive advantage, new business risks and increased cyber risks emerge. This seminar will focus on these trends and how they affect the engineering profession in serving our customers, employers, and practices. 


Join us on April 25th as we explore the impact of digital risk on IT systems as reliance on technology continues to develop in four key areas:

  • IT system design and data reliance
  • IT system utilization
  • IT system disruption or interruption
  • Our moral and legal responsibilities  



Seminar Schedule:


  • 11:30 AM: Networking and Meet the Panelists Lunch at Finnegan’s in Minneapolis.
    Lunch is sponsored by Kraus-Anderson Insurance (Optional selection during registration - space is limited)
  • 12:15 PM: Tour of Kraus-Anderson’s new headquarters - “Where process, people and technology meet”
  • 12:30 PM: Seminar presentation and panel discussion at Kraus-Anderson in Minneapolis
  • 2:00 PM: MnSPE Social at Finnegan’s

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019

All registrations after 4/22 will be assessed a $50 late fee through Tuesday, April 23.
No registrations will be accepted after 4/23.
No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

In cooperation with MnSPE, Kraus-Anderson Insurance will host the seminar and has assembled a group of panelists specializing in each area of focus. 



  1. Chloe Rapport: Lloyd’s underwriter at CFC Underwriters LTD (Leading insurer of Cyber Risk Worldwide)

  2. Mike Benz: CIO Kraus-Anderson Cos. (CIO with Masters in Cyber Security from the University of MN)

  3. Christopher Yetka: Partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Leading cyber insurance recovery legal specialist)

  4. Jim Wolford: CEO of Atomic Data (IT infrastructure and Strategy services & consulting, listed as one of the fastest growing companies)

  5. Brian Kampf & Keith Burkhardt: of Kraus-Anderson Insurance will moderate our discussion


Chloe Rappor – Cyber and Technology Underwriter at CFC Underwriting, LTD (London, England)

CFC Underwriting has been insuring cyber and technology risks for over 19 years. Based in London and backed by Lloyd’s, CFC has emerged as a leader in cyber risk insurance innovation offering best in breed insurance products focusing on the impact to businesses when executing technology within their business models. Over the past seven years, Chloe has underwritten a broad range of Industries, experienced the evolution of cyber threats and assisted CFC policyholders through numerous and increasingly complex events. As a panelist, Chloe has a global view of emerging cyber risk and digital issues impacting business today.  

Mike Benz – Vice President, Information Technology at Kraus-Anderson

Kraus-Anderson (KA) is an integrated construction and real estate enterprise working independently and in collaboration with a family of companies including insurance and finance. Based in Minneapolis, Kraus-Anderson has emerged as a top-tier U.S. general contractor focusing on commercial construction projects and related services in the upper Midwest. For the past 11 years, Mike has guided KA through various technology strategies and has implemented enterprise-wide systems that support the diverse Industries and geographic territories served by KA. As a panelist who recently completed a Master in Cyber Security with the University of Minnesota, Mike brings a common sense viewpoint to the pressures associated with an enterprise IT system and prudent cyber security protocols.

Christopher Yetka - Partner in Policyholder Counseling and Insurance Recovery Group at Barnes & Thornburg (Minneapolis)

Barnes & Thornburg is a leading nationwide law firm with attorneys enforcing the coverage rights of policyholders when complicated claims arise. Chris specializes in counseling and litigating numerous coverage claims including professional liability, cyber risk, crime and property insurance issues. He is the former chair of the American Bar Association Insurance Litigation Committee, and has been invited to be a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel. With over 25 years of experience, Chris brings to our panelist group a unique perspective of the impact and complexity that a cyber risk event has on a company and the relevance of insurance recovery. 


Jim Wolford – Chief Executive Officer of Atomic Data (Minneapolis)

Atomic Data is a leading nationwide, on-demand, always-on, IT-as-a-Service provider. It has been identified as one of the fastest growing Minnesota-based businesses. As CEO, Jim has applied his IT and risk management experience to assist business owners in taking control of their technology strategies. He is also the owner of Foundation Technologies, which specializes in meeting the IT needs of the Twin Cities’ creative community. With over 25 years of experience, Jim brings a unique perspective to our panel on the impact and complexity of IT strategies and architecture on a company’s business model and future growth.

Brian Kampf – Vice President, Architect and Engineers Practice at Kraus-Anderson Insurance

Kraus-Anderson Insurance, a member of the Kraus-Anderson family of companies, is an insurance broker and leader in serving the risk and insurance needs of over 225 Upper Midwest architect and engineering firms. Based in Burnsville, MN, Kraus-Anderson Insurance offers a broad  array of risk management and insurance solutions specifically designed to anticipate the risk issues that architects and engineers encounter, including the impact of digitization on professional service firms. With over 37 years of experience, Brian has accumulated expertise in policy language, carrier relationships and negotiations and complicated claim issues. As a panel moderator, Brian will assist panelists in focusing specifically on the unique digital risk issues and questions that impact architect and engineers' practices.  

Keith Burkhardt – Vice President, Agency Growth Strategies and Mergers & Acquisitions at Kraus-Anderson Insurance

In 2013, Kraus-Anderson Insurance commenced development of a cyber risk insurance practice focused on the impact that technology strategies has on businesses. The practice currently serves over 200 customers in the Upper Midwest. With over 20 years of experience acting as the principal for insurance broker firms, Keith has unique insight on the risk issues that managers and owners of enterprise face as their business models evolve. As a presenter/moderator, Keith has presented this subject matter to the Health Facility Engineers Association, the Association of General Contractors, the Iowa Actuarial Association and the Minnesota Society of Information Management (SIM), and has published numerous articles in CIO Magazine and CIO Review. 

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2019

All registrations after 4/22 will be assessed a $50 late fee, up until Tuesday, April 23.
No registrations will be accepted after 4/23.
No walk-in registrations will be accepted.


MnSPE members and subscribers MUST log in to see the free/reduced rates.



*Membership and subscriptions must be current on the date of the seminar.


To the best of our knowledge, this seminar meets the requirement for continuing education as outlined by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying, Geoscience and Interior Design.

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