Aon PLC said Tuesday it has named Adam Bixby as managing director, proactive security leader, for cyber solutions North America.

Aon said in a statement Mr. Bixby, who is New York-based, will be responsible for the success of the proactive security practices, advisory and testing, leading business development, service delivery, people and operations.

Mr. Bixby previously served as co-practice leader of Aon’s cybersecurity testing team, according to the statement. This is a new position.

Aon said in addition to his role at the brokerage, he serves as a hacking technical consultant for TV and movies, including “Mr. Robot,” “Ocean’s 8,” “The Flight Attendant” and “The Equalizer.” He was a security forces member in the U.S. Air Force before his cybersecurity career, Aon said.

It was revealed earlier this month that Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. was hit by a data breach in April involving access to Social Security numbers and other personal information of staff, former staff, clients and a range of other people linked to the brokerage.

Last September, brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was hit by a ransomware attack and in March insurer CNA Financial Corp. was hit by a ransomware attack, which it reportedly paid $40 million to resolve.

 

 

 

 

 

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