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Two RiskSOURCE Associates Receive Cyber Risk Designation

By May 15, 2019News

RiskSOURCE, a Cincinnati insurance and risk management firm, announced today that associates Deb Welsh and Kasey Young received their Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor (ACRA) designation by the Beyond Insurance Global Network.  The Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor is a unique type of insurance agent who understands today’s broad range of cyber exposures, regulations and claims facing businesses both nationally and internationally.

“We are very proud of  Deb and Kasey for their commitment to continuous improvement and professionalism in risk management.  They earned the ACRA designation because of their desire to always go above and beyond to meet our clients’ needs and reduce their cyber risk exposure,” said Amanda Shults, RiskSOURCE President.

Exclusive to members of the Beyond Insurance Global Network, the ACRA professional designation consists of a fast-paced, deep dive into the complex world of cyber insurance, to train and certify select industry professionals in cyber security best practices.  The ACRA program is comprised of a rigorous training curriculum, designed to teach participants how to implement Beyond Insurance’s proprietary Cyber IQRM Risk Management audit, identify client specific cyber exposures, and design comprehensive risk management plans, all while using real-world situations.   To earn the designation, the ACRA candidate must successfully complete an exam to measure retention and expertise in this risk area.

Scott Addis, CPCU, CRA, CBWA, President and CEO of Beyond Insurance, said, “RiskSOURCE continues to be proactive when it comes to delivering solutions to their clients. I am confident that both clients and carriers of RiskSOURCE will receive significant value from the innovation, education, and leadership an Accredited Cyber Risk Advisor brings to the industry.”

Deb Welsh joined RiskSOURCE in 2013 and was recently promoted to Digital Director.  She is a graduate of Miami University.  Kasey Young join the team in 2015 and serves as a Client Relations Manager for commercial clients.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

RiskSOURCE is an independent insurance agency offering comprehensive insurance solutions to over 4,000 customers throughout the Cincinnati area and beyond.  Since 1976, RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders has been providing both commercial and personal coverage with a focus on risk management.  For more information, go to

About the Beyond Insurance Global Network

The equivalent to the fourth-largest insurance network in the U.S., the Beyond Insurance Global Network is comprised of select independent agencies in exclusive geographic territories with aggregated premiums of approximately $2 billion.  Partners in the Beyond Insurance Global Network provide diagnostic, consultative risk management services to small- and mid-size organizations, enabling them to leverage the knowledge and connections of a nationwide network with a common purpose – protecting the assets of their clients’ business. > Members


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