Steven Schwartz, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz

Steven Schwartz is the founder of Global Cyber Consultants and has built the U.S. business of the international insurtech/regtech firm Cyberfense.

A noted thought leader on the topic of risk management of cyber-related assets like personal data, Schwartz is a founding board member of the International Personal Data Trade Association and the co-founder and vice chairman of the Clean Data Institute.

Recently named to “New York City’s 2017 33 Under 33,” Schwartz has personally consulted, managed and negotiated the risk management and insurance programs for worldwide, publicly traded entities in excess of $50 million in annual premiums.

He was previously one of five senior managing consultants and the SVP of business development at UIC, one of the world’s largest independent risk management and insurance consulting firms, advising Fortune 1,000 companies across 40 countries.

Schwartz began his career as a big data analyst and data QA engineer at healthcare analytics firm TreoSolutions, helping to drive the nine-figure sale of the company after five years of operations.

Schwartz is also a licensed investment adviser, a mentor to insurtech accelerator Startup Bootcamp and the insurtech adviser to blockchain member consortium Agentic Group.

He received his MBA with a concentration in finance and economics from Union College and graduated cum laude from Siena College with a B.S. in accounting.

Recent Articles by Steven Schwartz

Insurance’s Flawed Business Model

At its core, the industry is plagued by an inherent conflict of interest. Our customers don’t have an industry expert advocating solely on their behalf; the experts have financial incentives coming from the insurance industry. As I say kiddingly, the first page of your insurance policy tells you, “We cover you for everything.” It’s the […]

The New Cyber Insurance Paradigm

Across industries, many mature organizations have become acutely aware that their industrial-based business models, which strive for control, efficiency and scale, are not designed for speed, innovation or individualized customer experiences. Corporate leaders have no option but to consider using cloud-based platforms, but that introduces new vulnerabilities. Finding an appropriate balance between cybersecurity and privacy […]

Empowering Health Through Blockchain

As the U.S. continues to wrestle with healthcare and how to provide insurance, the country seems to be in a state of flux; many individuals and employers alike question how they will ultimately be affected. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have identified healthcare as the biggest issue facing American businesses, and the National Federation of […]

Why Insurance Is Ripe for Disruption

Today, most people are driving in semi-autonomous cars, or semi-self-driving vehicles, whether you realize it or not. So you may have nice specs, alloy rims and some cool new tricks: contactless keys, dynamic cruise control, parking assist, self-correcting lanes, a bunch of other mini-innovations that improve the driving experience for you personally and anyone driving […]

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