Springfield Tech Council

Untangling the Cyber Insurance Expectations

Untangling the Cyber Insurance Expectations

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)



Join us as we hear from insurance, risk management and technical experts Mark Holt, Jeff Eiserman, Doug Howard, and Tom Douglas.

You will gain insight to these cyber Insurance and technical trends:

  1. The biggest concerns to worry about with cyber crime.
  2. Requirements that must be in place to obtain cyber insurance today.
  3. Practices to obtain the “BEST” cyber policy and rates.
  4. How a typical cyber claim works.


Matt Whisman

Information Security Director, SRC Holdings

Matt Whisman has 10 years experience building and leading information and cyber security organizations across the Financial Services and Manufacturing industries. Matt is passionate about equipping companies, large and small, with the information and capabilities needed to defend their business, employees, and customers against cyber-attacks. Matt is currently serving as the Information Security Director at SRC Holdings.


Mark Holt

Bond & Specialty Insurance, Travelers

Started my career in the insurance industry with Aetna in 1987-90, 14 years with Hallmark Cards, Inc., and returned to the insurance industry in 2004 with Travelers.  Currently the Midwest Region Account Executive Director for Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance division. Responsible for marketing/underwriting/training for private company and not-for-profit organizations Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, and Cyber Liability in Travelers Midwest region.
Graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1986, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance.
Jeff Eiserman

Commercial Risk Advisor, Ollis/Akers/Arney

Jeff Eiserman works as a Commercial Risk Advisor with Ollis/Akers/Arney, an independent Insurance Agency and Business Consulting firm in Springfield, Missouri.  Working in several industries including Manufacturing, Education and Financial Services, he understands today’s complex insurance market of Data Security and Cyber Liability.  In addition to holding the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor, Jeff received national recognition in 2016 as one of the industry’s “Hot 100” Insurance Professionals by Insurance Business Advisor and was named SBJ Trusted Advisor in the inaugural class of 2014.  Jeff graduated cum laude from Missouri State University and gives back to the community by serving on non-profit boards and speaking as an insurance and risk management expert across the Midwest.
Tom Douglass


Tom joined JMARK in 1997 after serving in the Navy where he was recognized with multiple awards. As a level one engineer at JMARK, he worked his way up the ranks before purchasing the company in 2001. Tom had to make some hard decisions and downsize the company to only 6 people. Now, with over 110 employees, JMARK is a leader in its space having hit Inc. magazine’s list of the top 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies nine consecutive times. He is a trusted technology advisor to a global list of clients and often speaks on topics such as culture, people puzzles, technology efficiencies, and cyber security.

Tom’s latest passion is to share the lessons-learned from building a great business which celebrates the culture and people who make it successful. In his book Adapt or Die™ and the online courses, Tom shares the Algorithm of Success™ the formula required to help small and medium businesses thrive in an ever-changing world.
Doug Howard

CEO, Pondurance

Doug Howard has over 30 years of experience as a technology leader and innovator in security with a highly-developed background in business development, M&A, operations, engineering, marketing, sales, and executive leadership. In his previous role at RSA as Vice President of Global Services and IT Innovation, he provided leadership support for RSA’s strategic vision and global operational execution, various Dell Governance Programs and the M&A exit to STG from Dell. A former member of the U.S. Air Force, Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from Strayer University.
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