ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC ("Beecher Carlson"), a specialized large account insurance broker, announced its partnership with SecurityScorecard to improve cyber risk evaluation and monitoring for clients with CyberSelect™, Beecher Carlson's proprietary manuscript cyber coverage.
SecurityScorecard is a leading security rating and continuous monitoring company whose data is proprietary and collected via patented collection techniques. It is the only security rating that comprehensively measures and analyzes all ten factors below non-intrusively and captures the data in a graded scorecard dashboard.
1. Employee security awareness
2. Network health
3. End-point security
4. Public data leakage
5. Insecure DNS configurations or vulnerabilities
6. Website and CMS health
7. Hacker chatter
8. Patching cadence
9. Suspicious or malicious activity within a network
10. Credentials at risk
With this partnership, Beecher Carlson adds to its suite of cyber risk assessment tools that thoroughly assesses clients immediate and emerging security system threats. It will allow clients to identify security issues and take precautions against ecosystem breaches. Clients will gain efficiencies in remediation with the visibility gained.
"As we look to further assist our clients in evaluating and mitigating risk, we wanted to team with a vendor that can accurately assess external risks that many companies have difficulty getting their arms around," states Chris Keegan, Beecher Carlson's National Cyber Practice Leader. "We are excited to offer SecurityScorecard's unique product to improve our clients' understanding of their cyber risk profiles."
"We are excited to partner with Beecher Carlson to provide their customers an outside-in view of their security posture," said Keith Christoffers. "Our platform looks at more than 70 data points to provide the most accurate security ratings."
About Beecher Carlson
Beecher Carlson is a large account risk management broker that delivers expertise by industry focus and product specialization. We strive to develop new and better technologies to support your business requirements and drive operational excellence. By leveraging our deep risk management expertise, we are able to help clients manage their business risks, protect and enhance their capital, and fulfill their corporate mission.
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., which through its subsidiaries offers a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services as well as risk management, third-party administration, and managed health care programs. Providing service to business, public entity, individual, trade, and professional association clients nationwide, Brown & Brown, Inc. is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the United States' sixth largest independent insurance intermediary. The company's web address is www.bbinsurance.com.
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SecurityScorecard was founded in 2013 by two former Chief Information Security Officers, Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh. SecurityScorecard is made up of veteran security researchers, cryptographers, data scientists, and software engineers. The company is privately held with headquarters in New York. Security Scorecard investors include Sequoia Capital, Evolution Equity Partners, Boldstart Ventures, and others. SecurityScorecard allows organizations to benchmark the security of any partner, competitor, supplier, vendor, any third party or company— non-intrusively. Compare any company's security performance against other organizations within the same industry in real time. The platform is completely self-service, making it the most business ready and technically sound security risk benchmarking platform in existence today. The proprietary foundation of the platform is the ThreatMarket™ data engine that collects 30 million daily security risk signals from the entire Internet.