Beazley Expands Beazley Breach Response Underwriting Capabilities With New Appointments

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beazley, a leading provider of data breach response insurance, has appointed Joel Fehrman and Charles J. Pruzinsky as underwriters to support the continued growth of the company's flagship product, Beazley Breach Response (BBR), in the U.S.

Beazley recently announced it had serviced over 1,500 data breaches in the U.S. since 2009. The frequency and sophistication of data breach incidents continues to grow along with the associated costs. Through BBR Services, Beazley's in-house breach response services team, Beazley brings together experienced legal counsel and IT specialists who identify where the breach occurred and how much data was compromised, and coordinate the notification of customers affected.

Joel joins Beazley from XL Group where he developed the company's tech E &O and cyber business in the Southeast region. He is based in Beazley's Atlanta office.

Charles joins Beazley from American International Group (AIG), having worked as a professional liability underwriter across various exposures including network security and privacy liability and media liability. He is based in Beazley's Chicago office.

Bob Wice, technology, media & business services US focus group leader at Beazley, stated, "We are seeing organizations of all sizes being affected by data breaches. Joel and Charles are joining Beazley at a time of expansion in our business, and will be working with a growing number of customers in the U.S. to prepare for and respond to data breaches."

CONTACT: Bob Wice 860 677 3779

Source:Beazley Group