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Capital RAP

Engage in the cyber, AI conversation at Capital RAP

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 | Albany Capital Center | 55 Eagle St., Albany, N.Y.

Take your business to new heights. This event promises to be an enlightening experience that delves into the dynamic intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence in the insurance industry. This is your chance to be part of the vibrant community that drives the insurance industry forward. Register now—and bring your peers!


Thursday, Nov. 2

7 a.m.-2 p.m.

PIA registration desk open

8-10 a.m.

Education session:
Cybersecurity in the AI Age:
Judgement Day

Bradford Lachut, Esq.
Sponsored by: ELANY | 2A–Level 1

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Trade show open with Continental Breakfast
—Exhibitor & Major Door Prize drawings
Multipurpose Room—Level 2

12:30-2 p.m.

Keynote luncheon
Featuring: Gordon Malin, President & COO at Elpha Secure and PIANY President, Gary Slavin, CLTC, CIC
2B-2C–Level 1

2-3:30 p.m.

Networking Reception
Sponsored by XS Brokers | 2A–Level 1

Keynote Speaker

Gordon Malin, President & COO at Elpha Secure 

Malin is a distinguished expert with an impressive 17-year tenure in global property/casualty insurance markets. With his extensive background as an insurance-only investor on the buy-side and a former portfolio manager, he brings a wealth of industry wisdom and insights to the forefront.  With his deep industry expertise and commitment to shaping the future of insurance, Malin is set to deliver a captivating presentation on navigating the new age of cyber security insurance. 

Cyber Risk: A Universal Challenge  

In today's digital age, cyberthreats loom large, affecting businesses of all sizes. However, small businesses often have been at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing effective cyber security strategies, despite facing the same risks as their larger counterparts. 

Do your clients know the cyber security measures they need to be insurable? The landscape of cyber security risk is evolving rapidly, and as their trusted adviser, you must help them navigate these uncharted waters. 

Familiar Challenges: Bridging the Gap 

Identifying cyber security risks, discussing defensive measures, and persuading your clients to embrace solutions can be a daunting task. Gain insight into tools that can help you overcome this challenge.  


Instructor Bradford Lachut, Esq.

With more than a decade of experience in the insurance industry, Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., is responsible for all legal, government relations and insurance industry liaison programs for PIA Northeast. Lachut has been involved with the regulatory framework of cybersecurity protection since the inception of New York’s cybersecurity regulation in 2015. Since that time, he has authored numerous articles and developed several educational courses designed to assist insurance producers with navigating the regulatory framework that has been developed around cybersecurity protections. Most recently, Lachut and PIA provided expertise and comment to the New York Department of Financial Services as that agency drafted amendments to the cybersecurity regulation. As a big sci-fi fan, Lachut has been preparing for the artificial intelligence apocalypse for many years and he is uniquely positioned to discuss the opportunities and challenges that AI presents to the insurance industry.

8–10 a.m.

Cybersecurity in the AI Age: Judgement Day

Approved for 2 NYCE credits applicable to PC, BR, C3 & PA licenses. (NYCR-274612)

Prepare for a transformative journey into the heart of cybersecurity in the AI age with our riveting CE course. In just two immersive hours, we'll equip you with the knowledge and insights to stay at the forefront of this ever-evolving landscape.

All About Cyber Security Regulation: 

  • Understand NY's 23 NYCRR 500 regulation 
  • Get expert guidance to meet its requirements 
  • Stay updated with recent changes 
  • Know how agency agreements affect your responsibilities 

Explore Emerging Risks and Cyberthreat Best Practices: 

  • An overview of ransomware, social engineering, and malware 
  • Proven industry tips to prevent cyberattacks 
  • Explore how AI transforms cybersecurity 

Networking Opportunities

Trade Show

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Meet vendors and discover markets that will help your business. Browse the trade-show floor for the newest innovations, and products for your business. All attendees automatically are qualified to win amazing door prizes and cash giveaways.

Networking Reception

2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

The conversations sparked during our education session and keynote presentation will continue to flourish at Capital RAP’s Networking Reception. This is your chance to connect with fellow industry professionals, share insights, and build relationships that could propel your career forward. Discuss the day’s events over cocktails, generously sponsored by XS Brokers. Be part of the evolution of the insurance industry.