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Advisen announces winners of first-ever Cyber Risk Awards

NEW YORK – Steve Haase of INSUREtrust today was named Cyber Risk Industry Legend at the P&C industry’s first-ever Cyber Risk Awards presented by Advisen Ltd., the single source solution for insurance intelligence.

Winning companies – determined by People’s Choice voting – took home trophies in seven other categories during an evening gala at the Grand Hyatt in New York, emceed by Tom Srail of Willis, whose recap of the year’s cyber risk highs & lows was relished by the audience of almost 200.

Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security’s Tom Finan received the Cyber Risk Network 2014 Person of the Year award for his outstanding contributions.

“Advisen’s Cyber Risk Awards signify the highest level of peer approval and recognition indicated by the largest number of votes from the P&C community,” said Rebecca Bole, director of editorial products and strategy at Advisen. “Given the extent of Advisen’s loss and pricing datasets together with the reach of our Cyber Risk Network and our global Cyber Risk Insights Conference series, we are fortunate to interact frequently with virtually all of tonight’s nominees.”

Cyber Risk Awards categories and winners were:

  • Cyber Risk Industry Legend: Steve Haase of INSUREtrust
  • Cyber Risk Event Response Team: Beazley Breach Response Team
  • Cyber Risk Innovation of the Year: AIG CyberEdge mobile app for iPad
  • Best Cyber Risk Team: AIG
  • Cyber Service Vendor of the Year: NetDiligence
  • Cyber Public-Private Partnership Initiative of the Year: NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Best Cyber Risk Broking Team: Marsh
  • Best Cyber Risk Insurer: Beazley

Advisen’s Cyber Risk Awards, sponsored by Lewis Brisbois, are “People’s Choice” awards, which leverage Advisen’s vast contact database of over 35,000 P&C professionals who care about cyber risk.

“Building upon the early success of the Cyber Risk Network and our other cyber risk offerings, we are pleased to host the industry’s first ever Cyber Risk Awards,” said Advisen CEO Tom Ruggieri. “Clearly, many providers are chasing after these accolades with client engagements. Tonight’s event was a terrific evening where the top achievers in this space were suitably recognized and toasted. And for all, a small portion of roasting was inevitable and also great fun.”

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