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Ben  Beeson

Ben Beeson

Lockton Companies LLC

Washington, DC, USA


Ben Beeson is Senior Vice President and Leader of the Cybersecurity Practice at Lockton Companies. Based in Washington, DC, he advises organizations on how best to mitigate emerging cyber risks to mission critical assets that align with the business strategy. As insurance continues to take a greater role in a comprehensive enterprise cyber risk management program, Ben also designs and places customized insurance solutions to fit an organization’s specific needs. Ben’s experience ranges from addressing data privacy issues in the utility, financial, healthcare, retail, and hospitality industries to identifying emerging property damage and bodily injury risks from a cyber attack in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Prior to moving to Washington DC, Ben was based in Lockton’s London office for seven years, where he cofounded and built one of the leading cybersecurity teams in the industry.

Ben holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in modern languages from the University of Durham, UK, and a certification in cybersecurity strategy from Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Cybersecurity Policy

  • March 2015 - Testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the evolving cyber insurance marketplace.
  • 2013-2014 - US federal government engagement in creation of NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • December 2013 -Lloyd’s of London Roundtable Chair with Department of Homeland Security.

Organizations:

  • Advisory Board Member – American University’s Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center.
  • Member – BENS, (Business Executives for National Security).

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • April 2015 – “Cyber insurance, the next big thing or the next requirement?” RSA, San Francisco.
  • March 2014 — International Engagement on Cyber, Georgetown University, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security —Panelist —  “Private-Public Partnerships to Protect Critical Infrastructure.”
  • May 2014 — Business Insurance Cyber Risk Summit, Washington, DC—Panelist “Are You Covered?”

Selected Publications

  • March 2015 – Senate Commerce Committee written testimony - Evolving Cyber Insurance Marketplace.
  • January 2015 – “With New Cybersecurity approach can insurers meet demand?” Law360
  • March 2014: “Why Every Board Should Care about Cybersecurity?”Coauthored with General Michael Hayden for Texas ACG Capital Connection
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