Chubb Collaborates with Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy

Cyber Security Certification Program Launched to Educate Insurance Industry Leaders

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb has launched the Cyber COPE Insurance Certification ProgramSM (CCIC) in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy (Heinz College). The program gives commercial agents, brokers, and wholesalers the opportunity to learn and become certified in industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance, and operations.

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The CCIC program underscores Chubb's deep experience in cyber insurance and Heinz College's cyber security expertise to offer a curriculum that helps agents and brokers differentiate themselves to existing and prospective clients and further empowers them to educate their clients on improving cyber security protocols. The curriculum incorporates Chubb's Cyber COPE® underwriting methodology, which is based on a risk evaluation model universally used by property underwriters for hundreds of years.

The seven-month program consists of three residential sessions on Carnegie Mellon's campus, a series of virtual learning modules and a capstone project. Included within the curriculum are sessions on: origins of computer science; cyber-risk resilience; cyber governance and insurance solutions; cyber law, diagnostics, assessment and measurement; and insurance solutions, including presenting about exposures and subsequent coverage. The program's small size — no more than 40 participants — helps foster an intimate, collaborative learning environment. The curriculum is administered by a combination of Chubb professionals and Carnegie Mellon professors.

"This program was designed to give participants an opportunity to deepen their understanding of cyber risk and to be hands-on with cyber security," said Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, North America Financial Lines at Chubb. "Not only will the certification help participants grow as insurance professionals, but it will give them a holistic look at the cyber security landscape as well as the chance to demonstrate their growth through the program's capstone project."  

All available slots for the 2018 program have already been filled, but applications are being accepted for 2019. To apply, visit

About Chubb Cyber
Chubb is a leader in insuring cyber risk. Combining industry-leading underwriting and expert third-party incident response services, Chubb offers policies that are tailored to the specific needs and risks of its clients to ensure they are ready with the tools and expertise necessary should a cyber incident occur. Moving swiftly to connect clients with the proper parties to minimize data loss is only part of what Chubb delivers. Keeping an eye on the ever-evolving cyber security landscape, Chubb looks for ways to do more for its clients by offering cutting-edge products and holistic services to each and every client.

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

About Chubb:
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 and territories, 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:

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