CFC, the specialist insurance provider and pioneer in emerging risk and market leader in cyber, has appointed Jason Hart as head of proactive cyber.

A renowned thought leader in cybersecurity and a member of the Forbes Technology Council for the past five years, Hart brings over two decades of experience in creating and developing information security offerings and services whilst driving change in the world of cybersecurity.

In this newly created role, Hart will be responsible for leading the continued development of CFC’s market leading cyber threat analysis, vulnerability and threat detection service which has already protected thousands of CFC customers from suffering potentially harmful cyber events.

Jonathan Fletcher, chief technology officer at CFC, said: “CFC has led the cyber insurance market in developing products that not only respond to cyber events, but seek to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

“In our view, proactively working to minimise cyber risk so that our customers can spend more time operating their businesses with confidence and thrive in today’s highly connected world, is the single most important job for any cyber insurer.

“Jason combines his technical skills with a pragmatic view on security, the ability to build teams, and to drive innovation and disruptive offerings at a global scale. I can’t think of a better person to help us accelerate the evolution of our proactive cyber service with new cutting-edge proprietary technology.”

Hart was most recently chief technology officer – EMEA at Nasdaq-listed cybersecurity platform, Rapid7, as well as supporting a number of cyber security and technology businesses as a board advisor.

He founded one of the UK’s first ethical hacking companies, WhiteHat Security, and the world’s leading cloud-based authentication SaaS platform, CRYPTOCard.

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Commenting on his new role, Hart said: “I am thrilled to be joining CFC to head up their proactive cyber capabilities. CFC is well known as an early pioneer in cyber insurance and an innovator in proactive threat prevention.

“I look forward to aligning my cybersecurity experience with the team’s deep knowledge and cutting-edge proprietary technology, to continue providing a market leading solution .”

A global insurance business with sophisticated capabilities spanning underwriting and claims, technology and innovation, cyber security and incident response and more, CFC was one of the first in the market to offer cyber insurance.

The business has expanded to offer more than 50 products across 20 different classes of insurance with a particular focus on emerging risks for SME businesses brought on by the intersection of technology and industry.

Headquartered in London with offices in New York, San Francisco, Austin, Brussels and Brisbane, CFC has over 875 employees and is trusted by more than 130,000 businesses in 90 countries.

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