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20 June 2017

Shay Simkin, Managing Director of Howden Israel, has been named as Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year in the international category of Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Awards.

Advisen’s fourth annual Cyber Risk Awards event was held in New York on 14th June 2017. Unlike many other industry awards Advisen’s are determined by “People’s Choice” and, testament to the growing significance of cyber risks, there were record numbers of nominations this year and voting grew by 40%.

Shay Simkin leads Howden’s global cyber practice and the group’s Cyber Academy, an international education programme that trains Howden’s brokers to become cyber specialists. As a specialist international insurance broker, Howden is committed to providing clients with the knowledge and tools to reduce exposure to potential cyber-attacks.

Commenting on the awards, Shay Simkin said: “Advisen’s awards are hugely prestigious in the industry and it is a great honour to have won. It’s also a fantastic endorsement of the leading expertise in the field of Cyber across Howden.”