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Cyber Risk Insurance 101

November 14, 2018 | 2 PM EDT

Cyber Risk Insurance continues to be an important topic across all organizations. Join Everest’s Cyber Insurance Practice Leader, Kevin Sherry, and Managing Director for Arthur J. Gallagher’s Cyber Liability Practice, Adam Cottini, to learn more about cyber liability insurance.

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What you'll learn:

  • What cyber insurance is.
  • Who needs to be in the conversation (both internally and externally).
  • How being a SecureSuite member may help you save money on your cyber risk insurance.

CIS® and Everest Insurance, in conjunction with broker Arthur J. Gallagher, are proud to announce that eligible CIS SecureSuite™ members* can now receive a 10% discount on annual premiums on Everest's new cyber liability insurance product, the Everest Cyber Elevation Policy.

*Members must earn less than $600 million in annual revenue


Kevin Sherry

Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader, Everest

The cyber group is led by Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader, Kevin Sherry. Kevin has been responsible for building out a fully dedicated cyber business segment and creating a primary cyber policy that provides market-leading coverage. Kevin has also established multiple relationships with cyber modeling firms, cybersecurity firms and incident response vendors, all to enable Everest to provide it insureds with comprehensive risk assessment, mitigation and remediation services.

Kevin brings to Everest extensive experience in specialty lines including, cyber, asset management, and private equity. Prior to joining Everest, Kevin was at Zurich where he was a national accounts leader in the Diversified Financial Group. Prior to Zurich, Kevin spent 11 years in the alternative asset management industry as a trader, analyst, and business development executive.. Kevin is a graduate of the University of the Rochester and Kevin received a MS in Finance from the Simon School of Business in Rochester.

Adam Cottini

Managing Director, Cyber Liability Practice

Adam is Managing Director, Cyber Liability Practice for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. He is responsible for the overall direction of the Cyber Liability Practice including development of state of the art product solutions, insurance gap analysis, risk exposure analysis, risk modeling, benchmarking, and best practices implementation. He has been brokering cyber liability for 13 years.

From 2008 – 2014, Adam managed a diverse book of professional liability accounts for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. consisting of Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, Fiduciary Liability, Professional Errors & Omissions, Cyber Risk, and Media Liability. Adam came to Gallagher from AmWINS Brokerage of New York, Inc. where he was an Assistant Vice President within the Financial Risk Group from 2005 – 2008. His focus within AmWINS was producing and marketing Professional and Executive Liability insurance solutions for public, private, nonprofit and association entities.

Prior to joining AmWINS Brokerage of New York, Adam was employed by American International Group Inc. (AIG) in the Middle Market Executive Liability Group from 2000 to 2005 as an Underwriter/Underwriting Manager. At AIG Adam shared day to day management responsibility of a large book of Executive Liability products consisting of Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practice Liability, and Fiduciary Liability for Public, Private, and Non-Profit corporations. While at AIG additional emphasis was placed on policy form analysis, education of underwriting peers, and financial analysis.

Adam began his insurance career at Reliance National in 1998 in the Casualty Risk Management division underwriting Workers Compensation, General liability and Commercial Auto Liability for Fortune 1000 insureds. While at Reliance he underwent a 3 month intensive insurance training program focusing on all facets of the commercial property and casualty industry.