Cyber insurer Cowbell on Wednesday announced the launch of Cowbell Academy, a new institution that offers insurance agents and brokers lessons on cyber insurance.

The program includes general classes such as Cyber Insurance 101, assessments to help brokers evaluate their level of knowledge with cyber insurance, as well as classes dedicated to Cowbell’s products.

In a recent survey of over 500 agents and brokers, Cowbell found that 48 percent of insurance brokers and agents feel uncomfortable explaining cyber insurance to their clients. The same study found that 60 percent of clients learned about cyber insurance from their peers rather than their agent or broker.

“Having been a broker myself, I know how hard it can be to get comfortable selling a new line of insurance,” says Alexis Cierra Vaughn, AVP of agency marketing at Cowbell. “I’m proud to offer Cowbell Academy as a one-stop, dedicated service to our appointed brokers that can help them get familiar with all aspects of cyber insurance.”

Courses at Cowbell Academy have been developed by insurance and cybersecurity professionals with extensive agent and broker experience. Classes are crafted with each cyber insurance learning level in mind, breaking down the complex topic to a level that every learner can understand. The academy also offers complimentary continuing education credit courses to appointed agents, with a curriculum focused on cyber insurance in multiple states.

Source: Cowbell Cyber

Topics Cyber Agencies New Markets