The Cowbell Factors

The Cowbell Factors

The Cowbell Factors Podcast hosted by Cowbell Cyber’s AVP of Agency Marketing, Alexis Cierra Vaughn, conducts weekly interviews with Cyber Insurance and Cybersecurity leaders to bridge the gap between the two industries. This helps both agents/brokers and policyholders have a better understanding of how to navigate the cyber insurance market. Listeners can also learn different ways to mitigate risk using cybersecurity measures and obtaining the proper cyber insurance coverage. Cowbell Cyber: the leader in Cyber Insurance for SMEs Subscribe for updates and to learn more.


June 1, 2023 41 mins

On this week's episode we had a riveting discussion with Cowbell Broker Partner, SVP Cyber Practice Leader, Courtney Mague' Esq., of NFP Insurance. Courtney took us on a journey of her early days in the cyber insurance industry, to show us how far the industry has come. She is truly the definition of what this show is all about, she has a very well-versed background that bridges the gap between cyber insurance and cybersecu...

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This week's episode Fellow Cowbeller and National Partner Manager, Kourtney Shorts joins us for a conversation on Cowbell 365 and how our national partner team helps our brokers succeed within their Cowbell partnerships both nationally and internationally. Kourtney share with us her very unique background and her take on what she has seen work in certain markets for our broker partners.

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This week we are joined by Cowbell Broker Partner, Fitz Swain, Cyber Specialty Team Leader, CRC Insurance Services/LAExec Pro. Fitz takes on a journey of the emerging cyber risk of the past, present, and future. His team at LAExec Pro, are working closely with retail brokers to help their customers obtain themost robust standalone cyber insurance coverage in the market, by working with partners like Cowbell.

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The new season kicks off with fellow Cowbeller, Julia Cederroth, Senior Director of Reinsurance at Cowbell. We talk about the cyber insurance market throughout the years from a Reinsurance lens, along with breaking down the details of what reinsurance means for the uninformed. Julia even covers her perspective on the no longer hard but softening cyber insurance market.

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For this week's episode in honor of Women's History Month, we invited Cowbell Broker Partner Monica Minkel, Executive Risk Enterprise Leader at Holmes Murphy & Associates, to the show. She was interviewed by our Associate Producer and Content Marketing Lead, Marion Krueger.

During this episode, Monica tells us about her impressive 20+ years in the industry and shares her perspective on how the cyber insurance market, specifical...

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For this week's episode in honor of Women's History Month, we flipped the script and invited our host and fellow Cowbeller, Alexis Vaughn, AVP of Agency Marketing to be our guest on the show. She was interviewed by our Associate Producer and Content Marketing Lead, Marion Krueger. 

Alexis took our audience on a journey, which included learning more about her agency and brokerage background in insurance for the last 13 years. S...

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This week's episode we have with us Cowbell Partner from eSentire, Chief Cyber Resilience Officer and Field CTO, Tia Hopkins. She takes our audience on a journey breaking down complex topics such as MDR and more. She also covers the importance of being a Cowbell Rx Marketplace partner, along with partnering with a standalone cyber insurance provider such as Cowbell, to bridge the gap between the two industries for the small to...

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This week fellow Cowbeller, Matthieu Chan Tsin, the Director of Threat Intelligence, talks about the Threat Intelligence division at Cowbell and how we are teaching our policyholders to be aware of cyber threats and what to do have a better risk profile.

He also talks about Cowbell’s new Cybersecurity Advisory Board and all of the great Cybersecurity experts that Cowbell has access too who provide a wealth of knowledge to the team.


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This week's episode we have with us WW SMB Security Leader, Binil Pillai, of Microsoft. He takes our listeners on a journey exploring all of the amazing programs that Microsoft has to offer to sme's to help them become more cyber resilient. 

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Kicking off our newest season where we sit down with fellow Cowbeller, Lead Actuary, Dan Palardy of Cowbell. Dan gives us an inside look at what an actuary   does and its importance within the cyber insurance industry. He shared some great insights about the new Cowbell CAT modeling whitepaper that we just recently released by Cowbell.

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The final episode of the 1-year anniversary season and the end of 2022 went a little different this time. This week, guest host Marion Krueger sits down with fellow Cowbeller, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Cowbell Connect, Jessica Newman of Cowbell to discuss all the great charity work Cowbell Cares did in 2022. Take a listen to learn how Cowbell found a more meaningful way to make an impact at every event this year and ...

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This week's episode we sit down with fellow Cowbeller, SVP of Marketing & Tech Partners, Isabelle Dumont of Cowbell. Isabelle gives our listeners Cowbell Factors 101 in this episode and debunks a few myths at the same time. She also covers the great work that her team is doing by offering pre-negotiated partnerships for Cowbell's policyholders through "Cowbell RX". 

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This week's episode we have with us Cowbell Partner from Crowdstrike, Director of Business Development, Adam Cottini. He takes us on a journey within his 20-year P&C career with 15 years in cyber insurance and then pivoting to the technology side. He also shared some great insights about his understanding of the cyber insurance and the technology side of insurance.

Adam later discusses Crowdstrikes' early involvement within the...

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This week's episode is with fellow Cowbeller, Territory Sales Director Matt Valentine. He gives us a look at what Cowbell is doing in the southeast cyber insurance market and the unique way that we work with our broker partners.

Check out this episode to learn more about growing your book of business with Cowbell.

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This week's episode features special guest and Cowbell partner Executive Vice President, Executive Lines, Manny Cho. Manny has truly been a part of the cyber insurance industry from the very beginning. He gives us a look into a broker's perspective and even highlights some good experiences he has had working with Cowbell as well. He also gives some great insight on what he is hearing in the market from insureds as well.

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The 1-year anniversary season kicks off with fellow Cowbeller, Head of Underwriting, Caroline Thompson of Cowbell. Caroline gives our listeners an under the hood look at the underwriting process at Cowbell. Caroline talks trends she saw for underwriting cyber insurance in 2022 and gives us her own insights of what is to come for 2023, as we prepare for a softened cyber insurance market. So many great insights were shared, so check ...

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This week's episode, Cowbell partner, Jennifer Coughlin, Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin, LLC joins us to give our listeners an inside look at first- and third-party claims from the data privacy attorney's perspective. Jennifer covers the top 3 cyber events and the uptick in incident response matters. She also discusses the importance of organizations being better prepared and how cyber insurance plays a big role in that as wel...

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This week's special episode is with Co-Founder & COO Trent Cooksley as he gives us an inside look at Cowbell Cyber's special unveiling of "Adaptive Cyber Insurance" and the launch of "Cowbell Specialty Insurance Company".

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September 15, 2022 13 mins

This week's special episode Fellow Cowbeller, Marion Krueger, Content Marketing Lead for Cowbell Cyber, joins us to discuss the Q3 Cyber Round-up Report that Cowbell develops each quarter. Marion identifies some key findings that can be found in the report. She also discusses how the Q3 Cyber Round-up Report is made to educate SME's in the market and the industry as whole by bridging the gap between cybersecurity and cyber insuranc...

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This week's episode is Cowbell partner, President & CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, Michael Daniel. Michael discusses how important cyber information sharing is for the small to medium sized enterprise markets. His amazing cyber background which includes working within the US Intelligence community and the National Security Council staff with past US President's, which really helped shape his career for his current role at Cyber ...

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