WASHINGTON, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining Marriott, AIG, and Raytheon, Lockton has been named to the Advisory Committee of The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University. The Center's focus is research, publications, and executive education that will improve corporate cybersecurity governance and enterprise risk management practices.
Ben Beeson, Cyber Risk Practice Leader for Lockton, will advise the center on matters related to the link between insurance and the ever-changing cyber risk environment. Beeson is an industry leader in supporting the development of US cyber security policy and was engaged in the creation and roll out of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Additionally, he testified before Congress in 2015 about the evolution of the cyber insurance market and is a regular commentator on CNN, Fox News, The Financial Times, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg BNA, and The Huffington Post on cyber security issues.
Beeson said, "The insurance industry is at the forefront of public policy debate about how best to incentivize companies to invest in cyber resilience. As such, I look forward to working with Advisory Committee of The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center to help better educate business and thought leaders on this increasingly urgent issue."
Part of The Kogod School of Business, the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center aims to promote "good governance" in the preparation for, prevention and detection of, and response to cybersecurity breaches. The Center conducts collaborative, objective, multidisciplinary research related to cybersecurity governance, enterprise risk management, and cyber risk management across business, legal, public policy, and public administration disciplines.
The Kogod School of Business at American University's location in Washington, D.C. puts the Center in a unique position to access, integrate, synthesize, and report on leading edge research and practice in both the private and public sector.
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