Beazley hires first cyber breach response manager in Canada
Priya Kunthasami joins Beazley’s Toronto office
Specialist insurer Beazley has appointed Priya Kunthasami as the first Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services manager in Canada.
Based in Toronto, Ms Kunthasami will be responsible for managing breach incidents reported by Beazley’s Canadian cyber policyholders. Additionally, she will provide oversight and management of Canadian vendors and work with the underwriting and claims to help support Beazley’s relationship with brokers nationally.
BBR Services focuses exclusively on helping clients manage cyber incidents. This in-house team of experts works closely with cyber policyholders on all aspects of incident investigation and breach response and coordinates the expert services that Beazley policyholders need to satisfy legal requirements and maintain customer confidence.
In addition to managing data breach response, BBR Services provides a full range of resources to help mitigate risks before an incident occurs. BBR Services develops and maintains Beazley’s risk management portal as well as coordinates newsletters and live expert webinars and pre-breach services such as onboarding calls, incident response plan reviews and on-site workshops.
Ms Kunthasami joins Beazley from TD Bank where she worked on cybersecurity projects, including incident response and security mitigation and planning. She has also previously worked in several IT project management positions. She is bilingual in English and French, speaking both fluently.
Katherine Keefe, head of BBR Services, said: “We are thrilled to have Priya join our team as the first breach response services manager in Canada. Her experience in cybersecurity and IT makes her a great asset to the Canadian team, as well as the wider North American BBR team.”