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Judy Selby

Judy Selby

Judy Selby is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice, having more than 20 years of experience in insurance and technology. Known as “one of the premier voices in legal technology” by Legaltech News, she consults with clients on cyber insurance, cybersecurity, information governance, data privacy and complex insurance matters. She advises clients on best practices for handling information throughout its life cycle, from creation or collection through disposition.

In addition, Judy works with organizations and their counsel to advise on data privacy and cyber insurance issues, having depth of experience in coverage adequacy evaluation, international arbitration and all phases of insurance coverage litigation.

Prior to joining BDO, Judy was a partner at Baker Hostetler, where she was Co-chair of the Information Governance team and founder of the eDiscovery and Technology team. She is the Co-chair of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance Cyber Liability Committee and serves on the Law360 Insurance and Legaltech News editorial boards. Judy has completed courses on the internet of things (IoT), big data, crisis management / business continuity and cybersecurity at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Recent Articles by Judy Selby

Urgent Need on ‘Silent’ Cyber Risks

This is an unprecedented time for insurers. As margins associated with conventional lines of coverage continue to tighten, pressure is increasing to offer new forms of coverage to respond to the emerging cyber threats facing insureds in today’s digital economy. At the same time, insurers are compelled to make certain that those risks are effectively […]

Cyber Rules May Be Only Weeks Away

Last September, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) took a major step forward in its efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of financial institutions (including banks and insurance companies) by proposing the first-in-country cybersecurity regulations.  By any measure, the proposed regulations are comprehensive and demanding, and admittedly are intended by DFS to be “groundbreaking.”  The proposal […]

How Good Is Your Cybersecurity?

The country was rocked recently when three major enterprises, including the New York Stock Exchange, encountered cyber “glitches” that were serious enough to take them off line, leading to speculation that perhaps there was something more sinister at play. While contemplating the situation in real time, many enterprises undoubtedly engaged in a quick self-assessment of their […]

Checklist to Mitigate ‘Big Data’ Risks

The last few years have witnessed truly astounding developments in the area of information management. We’ve become masters at creating, storing, analyzing and uncovering the hidden value of massive volumes of information. It seems that, every day, we’re hearing about how all this big data has been used for amazing purposes, such as to improve […]

How to Lower Your Cyber Risk

As we approach the close of 2014, virtually no one needs to be reminded that cyber liability is real and here to stay. Data breaches and cyber security incidents are on the rise. New York’s attorney general reported that breaches tripled between 2006 and 2013, and, according to a recent study, 43% of companies experienced […]

Cyber’s Surprising Importance for M&A

Although many people think of cyber insurance when confronted with a data breach, cyber insurance may not be quite so top of mind in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Cyber insurance should be, because policies typically contain provisions that are directly affected by such transactions. Enterprises should take a close look at their […]

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