Scott Kannry, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Scott Kannry

Scott Kannry

Scott M. Kannry is the chief executive officer of Axio Global. Axio is a cyber risk-engineering firm that helps organizations achieve more comprehensive cyber risk management through an approach that harmonizes cybersecurity technology/controls and cyber risk transfer.

Previously, Kannry worked at Aon, the world’s largest commercial insurance brokerage firm, where he established and led the Eastern region professional and cyber solutions team. While there, he specialized in advising firms on emerging cyber exposures and designing customized risk transfer solutions. Kannry worked with firms in all sectors but focused on critical infrastructure industries, including energy, utility and transportation.

Kannry is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been recognized as a Business Insurance Magazine “Top 40 under 40,” broker, Risk and Insurance Magazine “power broker” and industry rising star by Reactions magazine.

Kannry received a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees from Case Western Reserve University, a JD from Northwestern Law School and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Kannry is also the author of a turnaround and sports management MBA teaching case on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Recent Articles by Scott Kannry

Y2K Rears Its Head One More Time

In the late 1990s, in the run up to Jan. 1, 2000, insurers deployed Y2K or “electronic date recognition” exclusions into a multitude of insurance policies. The logic made sense: The Y2K date change was a known risk and something that firms should have worked to eliminate, and, if Armageddon did materialize, well, that’s not […]

Insurance Industry Can Solve Cyber

Before explaining the basis for the strong statement in the headline, it’s necessary to redefine what “solve” means. After all, we live in a world where the myth of impenetrability was long ago debunked, where there are no silver bullet technology solutions and where continued cyber events are as certain as the sun rising tomorrow. […]

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