RiskSOURCE, a Cincinnati insurance and risk management firm, announced today that Jonathan Theders has been awarded the 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.
“This was important for me to obtain this accreditation because of the emerging risks associated with a cyber-attack or data breach,” said RiskSOURCE CEO, Jonathan Theders. “In the last 12 months we’ve had clients experience payroll diversion phishing attacks, cyber extortion, fraudulent wire instruction, W-2 email phishing scams, stolen and lost devices, and both accidental and outside theft of protected information. These risks have happened to both large and small clients, across every industry. Having a breach is not the end of the world, mishandling the crisis response and regulatory requirements certainly can be.”
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, “Jonathan has positioned RiskSOURCE to deliver be more proactive and effectively deliver 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.”
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 www.risksource.com.
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.