Advisen Announces 2019 Cyber Risk Award Winners

NEW YORK— June 20, 2019 – Cyber risk professionals celebrated their industry and their peers at Advisen’s sixth annual Cyber Risk Awards gala event at Gotham Hall, with Bobbie Goldie of Chubb, Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting, Brad Gow of Sompo International, and Bob Parisi of Marsh taking home individual honors.

Thousands of votes were cast in 12 categories for the 2019 Advisen Cyber Risk Awards, an occasion that has become the highlight of the year for cyber insurers, brokers, and service providers. Months of enthusiastic campaigning led up to the awards, which are determined purely by people’s choice and tabulated by Advisen.

Emcees Jeremy Gittler of AXA XL, Shannon Groeber of Marsh JLT Specialty, Graeme Newman of CFC Underwriting, Tom Srail of Willis Towers Watson, and Josh Ladeau of Aspen Insurance entertained the audience of over 450 people with insightful cyber commentary and wit, proving the industry can take on the risk – and take a joke.

Four individuals and 11 companies were recognized, including Bobbie Goldie, Graeme Newman, and Brad Gow, who were selected by voters as Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year in the USA, London, and International markets respectively. Winning companies included CFC Underwriting as Cyber Risk Primary Insurer of the Year, Beazley as Cyber Risk Excess Insurer of the Year, and INSUREtrust as Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year.

Bob Parisi of Marsh was honored as Cyber Champion of the Year, the only award chosen by Advisen’s editorial team.

Below is the complete list of 2019 Cyber Risk Awards categories and winners:

2019 Cyber Risk Pre-Breach Team of the Year


2019 Cyber Risk Event Response Team of the Year

CFC Underwriting

2019 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – International

Brad Gow, Sompo International

2019 Cyber Service Vendor of the Year


2019 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – London

Graeme Newman, CFC Underwriting

2019 Cyber Newcomer of the Year

Evolve MGA

2019 Cyber Innovation of the Year

Chubb’s Cyber Index

2019 Cyber Champion of the Year

Bob Parisi, Marsh

2019 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – USA

Bobbie Goldie, Chubb

2019 Cyber Risk Model of the Year

CyberCube Analytics

2019 Cyber Reinsurer of the Year

Munich Re

2019 Cyber Law Firm of the Year

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

2019 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year


2019 Cyber Risk Primary Insurer of the Year

CFC Underwriting

2019 Cyber Risk Excess Insurer of the Year


“In the rapidly changing world of cyber risk, community, innovation, and networking have never been more essential. The dedication and energy that participants in this marketplace bring to the Cyber Risk Awards reaches new heights every year. Advisen is proud to host this event, and we offer our congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees,” said Jeff Cohen, President of Advisen.

Advisen will put out a call for nominations for our 2020 Cyber Risk Awards in January 2020. For more information about Advisen’s cyber risk events and offerings, visit us online.

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