Burns & Wilcox Initiates Inaugural Insurance Partnership for Cybersecurity Education with the Identity Theft Resource Center
DETROIT, Michigan - December 13, 2017 - Burns & Wilcox, North America’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, recognized throughout the industry for its expertise in Cyber Liability, today announced a partnership with the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). ITRC is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft. The partnership will provide retail brokers, agents, clients, and partners of Burns & Wilcox with a prominent resource to help navigate a wide variety of cyber breaches.
“As leaders in the insurance industry, there is an inherent responsibility to educate, engage, and protect the clients we do business with,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President, and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group, of which Burns & Wilcox is its largest subsidiary. “In a digital era, where business is most commonly executed online, connecting with organizations like the ITRC is crucial in maintaining strong levels of trust, guidance, and education in the industry.”
ITRC was established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud, and privacy issues. ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education throughout the United States.
“We are thrilled to partner with Burns & Wilcox, a well-respected company in the specialty insurance industry. The partnership gives us the opportunity to reach more people in this particular sector,” said Eva Velasquez, President and CEO, ITRC. “Together we hope to increase educational awareness by teaching best cyber practices and providing resources on how to recover from an attack, which aligns with our mission. After all, it is not a matter of if someone will become a victim of cyber fraud, it’s when.”
This partnership comes on the heels of the launch of an exclusive, cutting-edge Personal Cyber insurance endorsement by Burns & Wilcox, which includes ransomware and cyber extortion coverage.
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About H.W. Kaufman Group and Burns & Wilcox
Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager internationally recognized for its expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, transportation, marine and personal insurance.
Burns & Wilcox is a member of H.W. Kaufman Group, which has over 60 offices across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Kaufman also includes: Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Burns & Wilcox Re, Atain Insurance Companies, Afirm, Global Excess Partners, R.B. Jones, Royal Premium, Minuteman Adjusters, and London-based, Chesterfield Insurance Brokers, Lochain Patrick, and Cranbrook Underwriting. More information can be found at www.burnsandwilcox.com or www.hwkaufman.com.
About the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cybersecurity, scams/fraud, and privacy issues. Through public and private support, the ITRC provides no-cost victim assistance and consumer education through its call center, website, social media channels, live chat feature and ID Theft Help app. For more information, visit: http://www.idtheftcenter.org