Advisen Announces 2016 Cyber Risk Award Winners

Cyber Risk Awards are “People’s Choice” awards, which leverage Advisen’s vast contact database of over 40,000 P&C professionals who care about cyber risk.

Online PR News – 17-June-2016 – NEW YORK, NY – Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s John Mullen, Beazley’s Paul Bantick, and AIG’s Tracie Grella were each named Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year in the USA, Europe, and International markets respectively at the P&C industry’s third annual Cyber Risk Awards presented by Advisen Ltd.

Winning companies – determined by People’s Choice voting – took home awards in six other categories during an evening gala event at the Grand Hyatt in New York, emceed by Tom Srail of Willis Towers Watson, Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting, and Jeremy Gittler of XL Catlin, who once again headlined this year’s program and were joined by Shannon Groeber of JLT Specialty.

Additionally, Ben Beeson of Lockton Companies received the 2016 Advisen Cyber Champion of the Year award for his outstanding contributions.

Cyber Risk Awards categories and winners are listed below:

• 2016 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – USA

Honoring: John Mullen, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

•2016 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – Europe

Honoring: Paul Bantick, Beazley

• 2016 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – International

Honoring: Tracie Grella, AIG

• 2016 Cyber Risk Event Response Team of the Year

Honoring: Beazley

•2016 Cyber Risk Pre-Breach Team of the Year

Honoring: Chubb

•2016 Cyber Service Vendor of the Year

Honoring: Mandiant, a FireEye Company

• 2016 Cyber Risk Innovation of the Year

Honoring: Chubb – $100million Global Cyber Facility

• 2016 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year

Honoring: Marsh

• 2016 Cyber Risk Insurer Team of the Year

Honoring: Beazley

•2016 Advisen Cyber Champion of the Year

Honoring: Ben Beeson, Lockton Companies

“Advisen’s Cyber Risk Awards have become the most prestigious honors in the cyber community. The number of nominations and votes were up more than 50% from last year, demonstrating the level of excitement for these awards. I’m delighted, and congratulate all nominees and winners for 2016,” said Rebecca Bole, editor-in-chief at Advisen.

Advisen’s CEO Bill Keogh added:

"Now in its third year, our Cyber Risk Awards continue to exceed our expectations. It is a privilege to bring the cyber community together once a year in order to honor key players in the industry. On behalf of my colleagues at Advisen, thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s voting and congratulations to all the winners and many other worthy nominees."

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