Biography

Edward Chang is involved in underwriting, risk control, and catastrophe analysis for the company’s cyber insurance products. He is responsible for the Travelers Cyber Academy, an eight-part webinar series on issues relating to cyber security and cyber insurance, and he was principal author of the Travelers Institute publication “Empowering Organizations to Tackle Evolving Cyber Threats: A Cybersecurity Guide for Small and Midsized Businesses.”

Prior to joining Travelers, Eddie was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and the District of Connecticut, where he focused on prosecuting Romanian phishers, Nigerian fraudsters, and other computer hackers and cyber criminals.

In 2015, Eddie and his trial partner received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance by an Assistant United States Attorney in connection with the extradition and prosecution of thirteen defendants from Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, and Canada who had been engaged in an extensive phishing conspiracy. In 2012, Eddie and his team were awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for successfully planning and executing the takedown of the “Coreflood” botnet, the first-ever U.S. law enforcement action of its kind.

Eddie was previously employed by Microsoft as a software development engineer in its Advanced Technology Division. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994 from Stanford University and a J.D. in 1998 from the Yale Law School.