HWP’s Mark Fleming Earns Prestigious Cyber Insurance Certification

Washington, DC, Mark Fleming of HWP Insurance Among a Select Group to be Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee by Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University

Mark Fleming of HWP Insurance in Washington, DC has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certificationsm  (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Mark is among a group of insurance professional this year to complete the seven-month certification program, which educates the participants about industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance, and operations.  Created by Chubb and CMU’s Heinz College in 2018, the CCIC program is the first of its kind for agents and brokers.  Major topics covered included cyber security foundations, cyber risk and resilience management, effective incident response, cyber law and regulation, and developing custom insurance solutions.

“We designed this unique program to provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the constantly evolving cyber risk landscape and to provide hands-on practical cyber security solutions,” said Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, North America Financial Lines at Chubb.  “Agents and brokers who have completed the program have demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security landscape so they can help their clients manage their cyber risk exposures.

“We are extremely proud of Mark for receiving this prestigious certification,” stated Mike Cauley, president and principal of HWP Insurance.  “HWP Insurance is committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive insurance solutions.  With the constantly evolving cyber security issues businesses face, we believe Mark’s knowledge and expertise in this area will enable us to better serve, educate and advise our clients.” Mark is the Director of Commercial Lines at HWP Insurance and in addition to CCIC designation, holds the designations of: Charter Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

The courses were provided by Chubb professionals and faculty from CMU’s Heinz College, comprising industry leading experts and practitioners in cybersecurity.  As part of the certification program, participants developed and engagement strategy and a custom solution for a chosen organization that was designed to allow participants to apply several of the methods, tools and techniques taught during the program.

To maintain the designation, participants are required to attend two virtual sessions each year.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, and the largest commercial insurer in the United States.  With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline.  We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly.  The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.  Parent company, Chub Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 00 index.  Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide.  Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.

About Heinz College

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions and Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management.  This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cyber security, health care, the future of work, smart cities and arts & entertainment.  In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education.  For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.

About HWP Insurance

HWP Insurance is one of the largest, privately owned full-service insurance agencies in the mid-Atlantic region.  Established as Howard W. Phillips & Company over 100 years ago, we are guided by the three basic tenets of our founding partners: respect, innovation and collaboration.  This spirit remains our compass in today’s dynamic business climate.  We pride ourselves on the trusting and collaborative relationships we have developed with both our clients and our carriers. We have offices in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD.

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