ThreatAdvice Educate and vCISO Spotlight: Cobbs Allen

Category: Data Security
Author: Josh Isley

 

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To always be out front for our clients, our employees, and our community. This is tGrantland Headshothe mission of Cobbs Allen, an independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm. They are completing this mission through their values of innovation, excellence, integrity, service, and respect. They have grown tremendously over the past five years. Geographically, Cobbs Allen has expanded throughout the southern and midwestern regions of the U.S. with branches in Birmingham, Kansas City, New Orleans, Houston, and more. Ranked in the top 100 of all U.S. brokerage firms, Cobbs Allen has successfully delivered quality solutions through commercial insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance, and alternative risk financing.

 Along with their clients, employees, and community, Cobbs Allen also strives to always be out front with data protection and security. “With growth comes risk.” Grantland Rice III, Chief Operating Officer of Cobbs Allen expressed in an interview. Rice saw the company’s growth as an opportunity to fill all gaps that could be identified in IT security. “ThreatAdvice Educate and ThreatAdvice vCISO made a lot of sense for us,” Rice added. Rice explained how ThreatAdvice vCISO opened a door for Cobbs Allen with New York compliance standards. “In New York, security regulations required us to have a CISO or compliance officer on staff to operate and conduct business in the state. The virtual CISO filled that need for us without having to take on the expense of an inhouse CISO.”

Ensuring New York state compliance wasn’t the only need that vCISO met for Cobbs Allen. “In the past, we’ve opCA photoerated without an internal IT team,” Rice explained, “We identified the need for having a partner who could help communicate simple (yet effective) cybersecurity strategy. We needed something like what vCISO offered to push us to identify our weaknesses.”

Cobbs Allen and NXTsoft’s ThreatAdvice Platform have worked as great partners to help win business for one another. Cobbs Allen always stays out front for their clients and community with quality risk management solutions. NXTsoft is proud to serve Cobbs Allen by always staying out front in Data security solutions and innovations.

April 29, 2020
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