Shawn Dougherty

Shawn Dougherty

Shawn Dougherty is the assistant vice president of ISO's Specialty Commercial Lines Division. He is responsible for providing the overall direction, leadership, and client service for ISO's cyber liability (e-commerce), D&O (management protection), businessowners, crime and fidelity, financial institutions, employment-related practices liability, and professional liability (other than medical) insurance programs. He is also the ISO product manager for the Lloyd's Wordings Repository, an electronic database of policy wordings and clauses regularly used within the London market. Mr. Dougherty has worked at ISO since 1988.

Does Cyber across the Pond Differ from Cyber in the United States?

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the HB Litigation NetDiligence ® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum in Santa Monica. In addition to enjoying the wonderful California fall weather, I had the...

The Internet of Things — Back To The Future… All Over Again

When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of the Dick Tracy comic strip and television shows like The Jetsons and Star Trek . Back then, in the days of rotary dial telephones and party lines, I thought that it would be...

The Dangers of Data Breach Fatigue

There was a time, not so long ago, when we used fax modems to surf the Internet, stored our data on diskettes, and needed to possess both extraordinary intelligence and lightning fast typing skills to hack into...

October: Baseball, Pumpkins, and Cybersecurity

To many of us, October is when the baseball playoffs begin, when costumes and pumpkins fill store shelves, and when red, yellow, and purple foliage heralds the coming of winter. But for more than a decade, October has...

Big or Small, Businesses Must Be Cyber-Ready

A survey conducted last year by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) found that 44 percent of small businesses had been the victim of a cyber attack. If that doesn't surprise you, consider these two other...

Is Cyber Insurance for All Unrealistic? Or Is It Our Destiny?

In the rapidly changing world of cyber risk, you have to think ahead. So when I read that Ari Schwartz, the White House Director of Cyber Security, had offered his views on the future of cyber insurance at a recent...

Medical Identity Theft Becoming Lucrative Cyber Crime

The big data breaches in the news today often focus on the theft of personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, addresses, and credit card numbers. But it’s another kind of confidential data, protected...

It Takes More Than an Insurance Policy to Be Prepared for a Data Breach

The news seems to report data breaches almost daily. In the past several weeks, there were two major stories of interest to me. The first was news that Target’s cost to respond to its well-publicized 2013 data breach...

“Eggs, Milk, Bread…And While You’re at It, Pick Up Some PII”

How many of you or your spouses have a supermarket check-cashing card? And how many of you now take advantage of ordering your groceries online and paying with your credit card? Living in the New York metropolitan are...

Celebrating the Innovation of the American Worker

Labor Day is a great time to recognize the contributions that the American worker has made to the social and economic development of the United States. There’s no doubt that our country has led the world in...