Conner Strong & Buckelew adds chief information security officer
Conner Strong & Buckelew, a leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm, announced the addition of Ed Broderick to the team as chief information security officer. Broderick, an information security expert with over 23 years of experience, will focus on continuing to expand and elevate the firm’s cybersecurity efforts.
Bolstering information security practices and processes with proven talent directly reflects Conner Strong & Buckelew’s commitment to achieving greater operational efficiencies, reducing cyber risk and advancing a digital transformation initiative that will drive business growth and profitability.
“Ed’s decades long career in information security and his expertise in cyber threat defense made him the ideal leader to strengthen our security practices,” said Anil Jampana, senior vice president, chief information officer at Conner Strong & Buckelew. “He has demonstrated throughout his career the value of security services in promoting transparency and establishing a foundation for success, and he will be critical to helping us remain at the forefront of technology and innovation.”
Broderick has also been tapped to help drive cyber risk insurance innovation. In addition to expanding the firm’s own cybersecurity initiatives, he will lead an effort to provide consultative services to Conner Strong & Buckelew’s clients, and oversee a series of new products and services to grow the cyber risk portfolio.
Broderick has a deep understanding of cybersecurity, serving in leadership roles for more than 20 years and overseeing the security practices in a diversity of industries, including financial services firms, health care, global media and manufacturing companies. With expertise in both offensive and defensive areas of security, Broderick has successfully defended against high-profile insider threats, DDoS, and ransomware attacks, saving organizations millions of dollars, and garnering global media attention. He began his career at RSA, a prominent cybersecurity and digital risk management vendor.
Broderick earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.
About the company
Conner Strong & Buckelew is among America’s largest insurance, risk management and employee benefits brokerage and consulting firms. The firm is an industry leader in providing high-risk businesses with comprehensive solutions.