Advisen Announces 2018 Cyber Risk Award Winners

NEW YORK— June 7, 2018 – Arthur J. Gallagher’s Adam Cottini received the Cyber Risk Champion of the Year award at Advisen’s fifth annual Cyber Risk Awards event. INSUREtrust’s Christiaan Durdaller, AXIS Insurance’s Dan Trueman, and AIG’s Tracy Grella were each named Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year in the USA, London, and International markets respectively.

Winning companies – determined by People’s Choice voting – included Beazley as Insurer of the Year and Willis Towers Watson as Broker of the Year.

Over 400 P&C Professionals who care about Cyber Risk attended this gala awards dinner emceed by Jeremy Gittler of XL Catlin, and Shannon Groeber of JLT Specialty USA, Scott Kannry of Axio, Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting, and Jon Laux of Aon.

Below is the complete list of 2018 Cyber Risk Awards categories and winners:

2018 Cyber Risk Champion of the Year

Honoring: Adam Cottini, Arthur J. Gallagher

2018 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year- USA

Honoring: Christiaan Durdaller, INSUREtrust

2018 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year- London

Honoring: Dan Trueman, AXIS Insurance

2018 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year- International

Honoring: Tracie Grella, AIG

2018 Cyber Risk Event Response Team of the Year

Honoring: Beazley Breach Response Services

2018 Cyber Risk Pre-Breach Team of the Year

Honoring: NetDiligence

2018 Cyber Service Vendor of the Year

Honoring: CyberScout

2018 Cyber Risk Innovation of the Year

Honoring: AIG CyberMatics – Underwriting app

2018 Cyber Newcomer of the Year

Honoring: EmergIn Risk

2018 Cyber Reinsurer of the Year

Honoring: Munich Reinsurance

2018 Cyber Law Firm of the Year

Honoring: Mullen Coughlin LLC

2018 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year

Honoring: Willis Towers Watson

2018 Cyber Risk Insurer of the Year

Honoring: Beazley

Attendees at this Gotham Hall NYC event enjoyed a wide range of cyber risk commentary and perspectives – delivered humorously – along with a mockumentary short film produced by CFC Underwriting and an original rap performed by Jon Laux. The evening concluded with the presentation of glass laptop trophies to the winners among the 34 people and 66 companies nominated.

“Advisen’s Cyber Risk Awards have become the most prestigious honors in the cyber community. For 2018, we again received more nominations and more votes than ever before, demonstrating the increasing level of excitement for these awards. I’m delighted, and congratulate all nominees and winners for 2018,” said Rebecca Bole, editor-in-chief at Advisen.

“What an honor it is for Advisen to bring this entire Cyber Risk community – carriers and reinsurers, brokers and wholesalers, lawyers, cyber service providers  – together for one entertaining evening which naturally leads to more networking, more interactions, more transactions, and more innovation. Congratulations to all of the award winners as well as the full roster of people and companies nominated,” added Jeff Cohen, EVP of Global Business Development at Advisen.

Advisen will put out a call for nominations for our 2019 Cyber Risk Awards in January 2019. For more information about Advisen’s Cyber Risk Conferences, visit