AXA XL has announced that it has continued to build out its Cyber Incident Response team in North America with the appointment of Jeanelle Dawes-Ghee, Yelizaveta (Liz) Veys and Bridget Mead as claims specialists. All three will report to Gwenn Cujdik, North America Cyber Incident Response manager for AXA XL.
“We’ve created quite a team. Jeanelle, Liz and Bridget’s collective knowledge and experience managing crisis events and complex cyber incidents will certainly be invaluable to our clients before, during and after a cyber event,” Cujdik said. “To help avoid future cyber incidents, our clients will see tremendous benefit in partnering with this team to discuss pre-incident plans, services and strategies to achieve better cyber and data security. If a company does have a cyber incident, our cyber clients will be in very skilled hands, working together with the Cyber Incident Response team to achieve an optimal outcome.”
Access to AXA XL’s Cyber Incident Response team is part of the company’s cyber insurance offering. Working with AXA XL’s breach response panel, the team assists clients in preparing for and navigating cyber incidents, including consultation regarding a suspected event, to help businesses mount a strategic response to a catastrophic ransomware attack.
Dawes-Ghee joins AXA XL from AIG, where she served as a cyber, technology and media claims analyst. She has a strong background in cyber incident response, having assisted in incident response for hundreds of events in both the public and private sectors. Dawes-Ghee is based in New York.
Veys joins the company from a career in law enforcement at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she was involved in all aspects of criminal prosecution in a wide variety of major felony matters. Veys has expertise in crisis management, investigation and litigation in high-profile and high-stakes events. She is based in AXA XL’s Exton, Penn., office.
Mead joins AXA XL after working as an attorney in the cybersecurity and data privacy practice group of an international law firm. She is the co-author of a textbook, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law: Risks and Mitigation. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and is admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar. Mead is also based in AXA XL’s Exton office.