Dan Mackarevich Named Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee
West Chester’s Mackarevich Among a Select Group to Be Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee by Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University
(West Chester, PA – March 2019) — Daniel P. Mackarevich of Arthur Hall Insurance in West Chester, PA and Hockessin, DE has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance CertificationSM (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
Mr. Mackarevich is among a group of insurance professionals this year to complete the seven-month certification program, which educates the participants about industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance, and operations. Created by Chubb and CMU’s Heinz College in 2018, the CCIC program is the first of its kind for agents and brokers. Major topics covered included cyber security foundations, cyber risk and resilience management, effective incident response, cyber law and regulation, and developing custom insurance solutions.
“We designed this unique program to provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the constantly evolving cyber risk landscape and to provide hands-on practical cyber security solutions,” said Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, North America Financial Lines at Chubb. “Agents and brokers who have completed the program have demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security landscape so they can help their clients manage their cyber risk exposures.”
“I am absolutely thrilled Dan was selected to participate in and successfully completed the prestigious Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance Certification program,” says Arthur Hall Insurance President James S. Denham, CPCU, CIC. “His certification places him among an elite group of brokers nationally, with the knowledge to advise their clients about the Cyber Liability landscape at the highest level. Dan’s dedication to achieving his designation is a striking example of the Agency’s commitment to continuous improvement in commercial insurance knowledge allowing us to provide the most robust risk management consultation to our clients.
The courses were provided by Chubb professionals and faculty from CMU’s Heinz College, comprising industry leading experts and practitioners in cybersecurity. As part of the certification program, participants developed an engagement strategy and a custom solution for a chosen organization that was designed to allow participants to apply several of the methods, tools, and techniques taught during the program.
To maintain the designation, participants are required to attend two virtual sessions each year.
Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, and the largest commercial insurer in the United States. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
Chubb Insurance Company of Canada has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and provides its products and services through licensed insurance brokers across Canada. For additional information, visit: chubb.com/ca.
About Heinz College
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cyber security, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit www.heinz.cmu.edu.
About Arthur Hall Insurance
Arthur Hall Insurance is an independent insurance agent and broker providing complete risk management services and solutions to businesses, organizations, non-profits, professionals, and families. Established in 1966, they offer personalized individual service, quality and comprehensive protection, and expert knowledge with a commitment to building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Arthur Hall Insurance offices are located in West Chester, PA, Hockessin, DE and Sparta, NJ. For more information about Arthur Hall Insurance, visit www.arthurhall.com.