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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NAIC CYBERSECURITY CHAIR TAPPED FOR WHITE HOUSE CYBERSECURITY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION SUMMIT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 13, 2015) - The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force Chair and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm today attended the White House Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit at Stanford University. President Obama spoke at the Feb. 13 Summit focused on collaboration and exploring partnerships to bolster cybersecurity.

"Obviously in the wake of the Anthem security breach, the topic of cybersecurity is more important now than ever," said Hamm. "It's imperative that the public and private sectors work together to protect consumers against the growing cybersecurity threat."

The Summit brought together stakeholders from the insurance industry, tech companies, law enforcement, consumer advocacy, higher education and more. Apple CEO Tim Cook was a featured speaker and panelists from various government agencies also took part including the National Counterterrorism Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Secret Service.

 

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