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Cyber Insurer Cowbell Launches Cybersecurity Advisory Board

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Cowbell has created a Cybersecurity Advisory Board (CSAB) to bridge the gap between cybersecurity and cyber insurance, according to a prepared statement.

Who's on the Board?

Inaugural members of the CSAB include:

  • Kurt Sanger, retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and former deputy general counsel for U.S. Cyber Command
  • Sunil Badlani, cybersecurity risk officer for BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • Eric Slesinger, principal and head of investments at venture capital firm Mundi Ventures
  • David Tsao, CISO of Instacart
  • Srinivas Mukkamala, chief product officer at "everywhere workplace" company Ivanti and founder and CEO of risk-based vulnerability management solutions company RiskSense
  • Jeff Brown, CISO for the State of Connecticut

CSAB members will meet monthly via virtual meetings with potential quarterly in-person meetings, Cowbell said. They will provide Cowbell with input into its cyber insurance programs, trends in cybersecurity and new threats that impact small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They will also offer their expertise on how to teach Cowbell's policyholders about how to utilize cyber insurance and combat cyberattacks.

CSAB invests cybersecurity professionals to provide input, Cowbell said. This will allow CSAB members to provide more insights into cyber insurance and cybersecurity topics that impact SMEs.

Meanwhile, CSAB is "a significant milestone to support Cowbell's expansion into new markets," the company indicated. Cowbell will rely on CSAB's guidance and support as it looks to build cybersecurity and cyber insurance solutions.

Cowbell Unveils Adaptive Cyber Insurance

The CSAB announcement comes after Cowbell in September 2022 introduced Adaptive Cyber Insurance, which bundles risk management tools with coverage.

Adaptive Cyber Insurance helps policyholders keep pace with a constantly evolving cyber threat landscape, Cowbell said. Initially, Adaptive Cyber Insurance delivers a real-time benchmark of a policyholder's cyber risks. Next, it performs risk monitoring and offers risk engineering services that allow a policyholder to identify current and emerging threats.

Along with Adaptive Cyber Insurance, Cowbell provides a cyber insurance program for enterprises Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud workloads and other cyber insurance offerings and cybersecurity tools and resources. It also delivers continuous risk monitoring to more than 30 million SMEs.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.