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Howden and Cyber Insurance Academy Mark Milestone in Pioneering Cyber Insurance Partnership

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Howden and Cyber Insurance Academy Mark Milestone in Pioneering Cyber Insurance Partnership

London, March 2024 – Howden, a leading global insurance group, and Cyber Insurance Academy are delighted to mark their fifth “edu-versary”, signaling a key milestone in their long-standing partnership to advance cyber insurance knowledge and skills within the industry by enrolling hundreds of Howden cyber insurance professionals onto the Certified Cyber Insurance Specialist (CCIS) course. This month, Howden has enrolled its employees on the cyber insurance training program for a fifth time since the partnership was first established.

Howden has long recognized cyber insurance as a key driver for future growth. However, while the organization knew that cyber insurance would become an increasingly important part of their strategy, the speed of innovation and the dynamic cybersecurity landscape accelerated the need to proactively upskill its team.  

Putting a plan into action led Howden to partner with the Cyber Insurance Academy to offer their team of cyber insurance professionals a bespoke training program that is Chartered Insurance Institute accredited. With many participants possessing more traditional skills, the syllabus and course materials were devised to cover a broad cyber remit, providing foundational knowledge through to more advanced understanding of the intersection between cyber and insurance.

The program’s success led to the enrollment of additional Howden participants, culminating in the upcoming launch of the fifth cohort of the Certified Cyber Insurance Specialist (CCIS) program. This collaboration has equipped Howden’s team with the knowledge and skills needed to shape a cyber-first strategy for the future. Furthermore, graduates of the CCIS program have the opportunity to amplify their expertise through the Cyber Insurance Academy’s Continuing Education (CE) Program, reinforcing a culture of lifelong learning and professional development.

“The 5th ‘anniversary’ of our partnership with Howden is a testament to the organization’s commitment to embracing the complexities of cyber insurance. By investing in the continuous development of their team, Howden is not only meeting current demands but strategically positioning itself for the future,” praised Asaf Armoni, Co-Founder and CTO of the Cyber Insurance Academy, and the CCIS program instructor.

 “At Howden, we are committed to staying ahead in the rapidly evolving field of cyber insurance. Our partnership with the Cyber Insurance Academy has been instrumental in equipping our professionals with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of this sector. This ongoing investment in our team ensures that we can provide our clients with high calibre consultancy services and maintain our position as leaders in the industry,” stated Shay Simkin, Global Head of Cyber at Howden.

Our partnership with the Cyber Insurance Academy has been instrumental in equipping our professionals with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of this sector.

 

About Howden Group:

Howden is a leading global insurance intermediary group with employee ownership at its heart.  Founded in 1994, it provides insurance broking, reinsurance broking and underwriting services and solutions to clients ranging from individuals to the largest multinational companies.

The group operates in 55 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, employing 17,000 people and handling $38bn of premium on behalf of clients.

For more information, please visit www.howdengroup.com and www.howdengroupholdings.com

About the CCIS Course:

The Certified Cyber Insurance Specialist (CCIS) program, offered by the Cyber Insurance Academy, allows CII members to delve into the complexities of the cyber insurance sector. Covering fundamental and advanced cyber security subjects, cyber underwriting, claims and incident response, risk management, and regulatory compliance, graduates join a vibrant community of alumni, staying updated on industry developments through articles, webinars, workshops, and new courses.

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