What are you looking for? A broker? Find the broker tab at the top of the homepage by hovering over it with your mouse. You can find any category this way. Click the tab of your choice and you will be directed to a listing of all companies in that category. Find the company you have in mind in the list, or enjoy researching multiple companies to get the right fit for your needs. Use the ‘previous’ and ‘next’ arrows at the top of each profile, or use the house in the top right corner to go back to the homepage.
We attempted to reach out to as many cyber service providers as we could via emails and through Cyber Front Page News because we didn’t want to leave anyone out. Inevitably, we did. Or, you did hear from us but wanted to wait to see what the website would look like first. Understood. It does not matter how you got to this point…if you want to have a profile in Advisen’s Cyber Guide email us and we’ll get you started.
Here we are in the fourth year of producing the Advisen Cyber Guide: The Ultimate Guide to Cyber Service Providers, and for 2020 we initiated some big changes. Presenting, the Advisen Cyber Guide website! We hope you find this to be THE go-to resource directory for buyers of cyber-service providers.
We are proud to say this guide has evolved each year. This new website format makes it easier for users to search providers. And, since we moved to a website rather than a fixed PDF product, we should be able to make updates, add company profiles, add advertising, and provide up-to-date news and contributed content. After all, cyber risk moves fast. Different providers are popping up often, or M&A changes the landscape.
Also here on this site, you get news written by myself, but especially by Erin Ayers, senior editor. Erin has been covering cyber risk for a long time and that fact comes through clearly in her reporting. If that is not enough, readers can enjoy some contributed content written by our audience. It’s always beneficial to hear insights and perspectives from others in the industry.
We want guide users to get as much accurate information as possible to get a better head start in searching for partners to understand, assess, mitigate and respond to cyber risk. Getting in touch with the companies in the guide is easier now, with direct access to company websites and email.
As always, we did our best to ask providers for information via a survey sent to hundreds of companies. Each provided answers on a voluntary basis.
For instance, we asked insurers for cyber premiums and we attempted to get a handle on the primary and excess players in the marketplace. We tried to get claims numbers from insurers and brokers. We asked for information regarding dedicated cyber-risk underwriters and brokers. As we continually hear about cyber-related losses getting picked up in other lines of business, we threw a question or two about that out there as well.
We also asked other service providers to offer more information about their businesses – again with the buyer in mind, but also allowing providers to say more about who they are and what they do (For free, by the way. It costs nothing to get a profile in the guide). The guide is also a global resource. The providers in the guide do business all over the world.
Thank you to every company and firm that participated. We know you did your best. We understand there are company policies, confidentiality, competitive reasoning, and other factors that led to the inability of some providers to provide certain answers. This explains why some profiles look fuller. However, all companies within each category were asked the same questions.
Of course, some companies provide more than one category of service. Companies in the guide are listed by their primary service. If respondents felt additional clarifications were needed, we provided an opportunity in an open-text box within the survey to tell readers of additional services offered — or say basically anything it would like about how it can provide cyber-risk solutions and/or how these solutions may be different than others.
We made every attempt to make sure everyone we knew should be in this guide is in this guide.
We have a good range of carriers, brokers and MGAs – and we expect more to be added.
There are also 25 law firms in the Ultimate Guide to Cyber Service Providers this year. These firms represent insurers and policyholders and have been involved in a great number of the cyber claims we hear about. Add the variety of pre-and post-event vendors and the data and analytics firms to get what we hope you will think is a truly valuable resource to find a who’s who of companies by name and by category—each seeking to prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats.
This guide does not happen without the support of our sponsors. Thank you Arete Advisors, CyberCube, Kivu, Experian, Philadelphia Insurance Cos., INSUREtrust, Mullen Coughlin, AXA XL, Safety National, Lewis Brisbois, Nationwide, SpearTip, Phillips Lytle, Crypsis, Beckage, Kroll and BlackTalon.
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Talk to you soon,
Chad Hemenway, Managing Editor