Dave Wasson Awarded COPE Insurance Certification

Hays Companies is pleased to announce that Dave Wasson has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

“We’re thrilled to see Dave complete the Cyber COPE Insurance Certificate program,” Hays Companies’ Senior Vice President Ryan Anderson said of Wasson’s recent designation. “He exemplifies our commitment to continuous learning in order to provide industry-leading cyber solutions for our clients.”

Wasson is among a group of select individuals that completed a seven-month certificate program covering industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance and operations. The CCIC is the first organization of its kind, created as a partnership between Chubb and CMU’s Heinz College in 2018 and covers topics including cyber security foundations, risk and resilience management, effective incident response, cyber laws and regulations and 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.”

The courses were provided by Chubb professionals and faculty from CMU’s Heinz College, comprising industry leading experts and practitioners in cybersecurity. This year’s pool of candidates was narrowed down to 40 graduates. The certification required residential sessions on CMU’s Pittsburgh and Washington, DC campuses and required a capstone project administered by the highest ranked information technology program in the country.

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

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