Cyber risk consultant will support cyber insurance clients globally

Cyber risk

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Rishi Baviskar as cyber risk consultant, the first such dedicated member of staff.

Baviskar will report to AGCS risk consulting regional manager Dennis Murphy and work alongside head of fidelity Nigel Pearson.

He has more than 15 years’ experience working within the IT field for large oil, gas, automotive and pharmaceutical companies.

Baviskar said: “AGCS is extending its risk consulting services for cyber risks, a clear sign of its commitment. During my time in the industry, I have seen cyber attacks, and the challenge of combating them, increase significantly.

“My role will be to share my knowledge, work with clients to offer solutions and ensure they are fully operational as quickly as possible should a cyber incident take place.’’

Murphy added: “In our recent annual risk survey, cyber was picked up as a growing concern rising three places to fifth in 2015. To continue to offer the best service and address this concern we have taken the step to appoint Rishi, who will be solely focused on working with our clients in this area. His wealth of knowledge and industry experience will be a great benefit and enhance our overall offering.’’

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