Aon Appoints Cybersecurity Managing Director – Enterprise Insurance

Aon PLC announced Tuesday that it has named Adam Bixby as Managing Director, Proactive Security Leader, Cyber ​​Solutions in North America.

Aon said in a statement that Mr. Bixby, who is based in New York, will be responsible for the success of proactive security practices, consulting and testing, leading business development, service delivery, people and operations.

According to the statement, Mr. Bixby previously served as the co-practice lead on Aon's cybersecurity testing team. This is a new position.

Aon said that in addition to his role at the brokerage firm, he serves as a tech hacking consultant for TV and movies, including "Mr. Robot "," Ocean’s 8 "," The Flight Attendant "and" The Equalizer ". He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Security Forces prior to his cybersecurity career, Aon said.

Earlier this month it was announced that Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. was affected by a data breach in April involving access to social security numbers and other personal information of employees, former employees, customers, and a host of others associated with the brokerage firm.

Last September, brokerage firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was hit by a ransomware attack, and in March, insurer CNA Financial Corp. was hit by a ransomware attack that the company allegedly paid $ 40 million to fix.

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