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IIABA to Host Dr. Paul Viollis Keynote Address and Discussion on Cybercrime

Top cyber security expert to address Big “I” joint event in New Orleans.

PV Bio Pic High Res.jpgALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Sept. 29, 2015 — The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) will host a keynote address by cybersecurity expert Dr. Paul Viollis on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CDT in New Orleans, as part of the association’s annual Leadership Conference. 
“With security and cyber issues emerging and escalating so rapidly, we are excited to hear from top expert Dr. Paul Viollis,” says Madelyn Flannagan, Big “I” vice president of agent development, research and education. “This session–hosted by the Agents Council for Technology (ACT), Young Agents and Education Convocation –is designed to provide insight on cybercrime issues and detailing a ‘cyber-health’ approach that independent insurance agents can and should take to protect their agencies and clients.”
WHAT:          “Cybercrime and Cyberhealth”
WHO:             Paul Viollis, Viollis Group International CEO
DATE:            Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
TIME:            9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CENTRAL
WHERE:        The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
                        Crescent City Ballroom, Mezzanine Level
                        130 Roosevelt Way
                        New Orleans, LA 70112
NOTES:         RSVP is appreciated, but not required; Journalists interested in attending, please contact Margarita Tapia, director of public affairs, at (703) 730-9090 or for media registration. 
Paul Viollis is CEO of Viollis Group International. Over a long and distinguished career in both law enforcement and security, Viollis developed a diverse base of skills in various areas of the criminal justice system, ranging from his position as supervisor for the New York County's District Attorney's Office's Criminal Court Unit, Security Specialist/Supervisor under the United States Space Command, and CO of a Florida State Police Academy. He is a renowned public speaker and has served as a subject matter expert in private client security, workplace violence, behavioral analysis, workplace security and counter terrorism threat assessment. Viollis’s professional affiliations include the Florida Police Chiefs Association, lnfraGard, Business Executives for National Security. He holds the distinction of Honorary Assistant Attorney General for the State of Louisiana. He holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. More information is available at
The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) was established in January 1999 by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) to provide a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the independent agency system. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) was founded in 1896 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of approximately a quarter of a million agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:
​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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