Cyber Risk Underwriters Advisory Board

Jeremiah Grossman

Jeremiah Grossman`

Advisory Board Member

Jeremiah Grossman’s career spans nearly 20 years and has lived a literal lifetime in computer security to become one of the industry’s biggest names. He has received a number of industry awards, been publicly thanked by Microsoft, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, and many others for his security research. Jeremiah has written hundreds of articles and white papers. As an industry veteran, he has been featured in hundreds of media outlets around the world. Jeremiah has been a guest speaker on six continents at hundreds of events including and many top universities. All of this was after Jeremiah served as an information security officer at Yahoo!

Collectively, it’s no surprise Jeremiah has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NY Times and hundreds of other media outlets around the world who rely upon his expertise regularly. Just type “Jeremiah Grossman” into your favorite search engine, you’ll see. He also serves on the advisory board of several hot start- ups including Kenna Security, FunCAPTCHA, and SD Elements.

Robert Hansen

Robert Hansen

Advisory Board Member

Robert Hansen is the Founder and Chairman of OutsideIntel – a corporate intelligence platform. Mr. Hansen has worked for Digital Island, Exodus Communications and Cable & Wireless beginning as a Sr. Security Architect and eventually leading managed security services product management. He also worked at eBay as a Sr. Global Product Manager of Trust and Safety, focusing on anti-phishing, anti-malware and anti-virus. Later he was the VP of Labs for Whitehat Security. Robert currently sits on the technical advisory board of and contributes to the security strategy of several startup companies as a virtual CISO and Innovation Officer. Mr. Hansen ran the web application security lab at ha.ckers.org, authored and co-authored several books, found a vulnerability in the Chinese censorship firewall, the North Korean Red Star operating system, and wrote Slowloris which was used by protesters during the Iranian green revolution.

Peter Herzog

Advisory Board Member

“I’m a hacker, security analyst, researcher, and tactician. That’s who I am. I live it. It is my everyday and it’s how I see the world. And while now I don’t find it hard or complicated, it’s still work. It still requires attention to detail and a methodical process. It doesn’t help that the security industry is full of jargon, opinions, and unfounded “truths” that can be difficult to navigate. And sometimes there are no clear answers for things in security which is why I co-founded the non-profit research institute, ISECOM, to find facts.”

Peter is too humble to tout his own successes, so we will do it for him!

Peter is a security analyst and tactician, presenter and keynote speaker, article and book author, creator and researcher for the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), and the co-founder of the open, non-profit, security research organization, ISECOM.[1] He has been recognized in 2007 by InfoWorld for the OSSTMM and in 2013 by OpenSource.com for Hacker Highschool.

Evan Francen

Evan Francen

Advisory Board Member

Evan Francen is a passionate information security expert who serves businesses of all sizes, in all industries by cooperatively solving the complex issues surrounding information security. He is considered to be an “information security evangelist”.
Prior to establishing FRSecure, Evan spent more than 15 years as a leading information security professional and corporate leader in both private and public companies. He is well-versed in governmental and industry-specific regulations, standards and guidelines including ISO/IEC 27002 (17799:2005), HIPAA, GLBA, PCI-DSS, FDA CFR Part 11, SOX and COBIT, but also understands the intricacies in aligning compliance with business objectives. Most recently, and prior to establishing FRSecure LLC, Evan established the formal information security programs for four publicly-traded companies; Corel Corporation (CREL), Mattersight Corporation (MATR), MGI Pharma(MOGN) and Eisai Ltd (TSE).
Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

Managing Partner

Outgoing.  Good-humored.  Engaging.  Jeffrey founded Cyber Risk Underwriters in 2017 to more efficiently distribute cyber insurance, take advantage of excess cyber insurance capacity to design new derivative products, and develop alternative channels to deliver product to exposed organizations.    In this role, Jeffrey is building a business model to better educate clients about the catastrophic nature of cyber security risks, and create a brand reputation evolving around exposure analytics and custom program design.  Prior to joining Cyber Risk Underwriters, Jeffrey enjoyed over 25 years of success providing complex insurance and risk financing design, brokerage and relationship management expertise for mid-large corporations, educational institutions, and not-for-profits. He has served many industry verticals including health care, technology, real estate and private equity.