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Thomas Dunbar

Head of Information Risk Management

XL Group

As Head of Information Risk Management, Tom Dunbar holds global responsibility for XL Group’s overall Information Risk Management program. This includes the company’s information risk and security strategies, tactics, planning, governance, architecture, and operations.

Dunbar is responsible for the company’s information security policies and standards; and their associated awareness and education. He oversees the company’s IT forensics and eDiscovery efforts. Additionally, he leads XL’s IT compliance program which includes responsibility for Sarbanes Oxley and other regulatory requirements. Dunbar is a member of the IT Leadership team, the operations risk committee, and the data privacy committee. He joined XL in 2002 as their first Global CISO.

Dunbar has over 15 years’ experience in information security. He holds both the CISSP and CISM certifications. Prior to joining XL, he was Director of Information Security Programs at Citigroup where he was responsible for the management of information security officers through the Citigroup global network and the direction of information security programs including policy, standards, training, awareness, metrics, and financials.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.  


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The goal of the Insurance Technology Association is to provide members with opportunities to collaborate, educate, network, share, and use knowledge related to insurance technology. The ITA serves the insurance technology community as a resource and is dedicated to serving this specialized sector of the industry. Publications and educational programs created by the ITA are geared to professionals interested in or charged with evaluating, implementing, and marketing insurance-specific technology systems or services.

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The current issue of ITA Pro Magazine is October, 2017. The cover story, “Cross the Line,” features John Kessler, chief strategy officer for Motorists Insurance Group, as he explains how Motorists has shifted much of its attention to the commercial lines side of the market. Another feature, “The Spiraling of Insurtech,” looks at how investor groups have led the charge in bringing carriers and insurtechs together. The third feature, Think Differently,” examines how claims centers have become laboratories for insurance carriers and new technology In addition you will find features such as:

  • George Grieve's column on the implementation of third-party software, and how carriers need to know their job and not expect others to pick up the slack.
  • Karen Furtado’s Innovation Corner column is on SMA’s 10th anniversary and how they will pass along some predictions for the next decade in insurance and technology
  • In Newsmakers, Rod Travers tells why he left the consulting world for the top spot in the insurance industry’s largest association.

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