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Zywave, a leading insurtech provider serving insurers, agents and brokers, and service providers, announced the shortlist of organizations nominated for the 2023 Cyber Risk Awards.

Formerly known under the Advisen name, Zywave’s Cyber Risk Awards are determined by “People’s Choice,” leveraging Zywave’s vast contact database of over 40,000 insurance professionals to solicit votes.

JKJ was selected as a finalist in the category of Cyber Retail Broker of the Year. This award recognizes the efforts of a dedicated, innovative retail broker team that has worked tirelessly in the past year to expand its understanding of cyber risk insurance in the wider marketplace. The winner will have expanded the cyber sector either by a new sales technique or initiative, investing in teams of experts, or by having the best take-up rate in the market.

The award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner to be held on June 15, 2023, at Gotham Hall in New York City. Nearly 500 of the industry’s elite are expected to attend.

More than 1,400 nominations were received in this year’s Cyber Risk Awards program, and finalists were selected by committee review. Entries were considered in categories spanning the Cyber Industry such as Cyber Insurer of the Year, Cyber Technology Provider of the Year, and Cyber Incident Response Team of the Year.

JKJ’s Cyber Practice Leader, Alexandra Bretschneider noted, “The Cyber Insurance market continues to evolve on an almost-daily basis, making it critically important for businesses to partner with a knowledgeable broker to navigate the complexities of both the risk and the coverage.” She went on to state, “This being the third year in a row proves that JKJ continues to serve as a top broker in this industry. We are humbled and extremely remarkably honored. This nomination recognizes our continued investment in providing valuable services to our clients in this dynamic and critical area of risk.”

“The 2023 Cyber Risk Awards finalists should be proud of their accomplishments and the recognition they’ve received from their peers in the industry,” said Jeff Cohen, Senior Vice President at Zywave. “We look forward to honoring their achievements at the highly anticipated awards presentation this June in New York City.”

Additional information about the Cyber Risk Awards and the complete list of categories is available here.

JKJ is extremely proud of this nomination and encourages the broader business community to cast a vote.

“JKJ is truly one of the strongest client advocates this space has for cybersecurity”, according to Ernie Koschineg, Esq, Privacy Attorney from Cipriani & Werner (also nominated for Advisen’s Cyber Law Firm of the Year).


JKJ has established itself as a premier retail brokerage and cyber thought leader. Through their dedication to knowledge and experience in cyber liability, JKJ educates its clients on the preventative risk management techniques – including incident response strategies – as well as the latest claim trends and frequent changes in insurance terms. JKJ had the foresight that Cyber would become one of the greatest risks facing businesses, naming a former IT consultant as Cyber Practice Leader in 2020 – Alexandra Bretschneider. Alexandra is achieved obtained the Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) designation from Carnegie Mellon – Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

JKJ’s Cyber Practice develops content and delivers presentations to leading industry associations, publishes white papers, conducts tabletop exercises, facilitates contract reviews, and develops a service model around education and deployment of cybersecurity best practices. JKJ continually educates its clients on the importance of cyber incident response, but also incident prevention strategies. JKJ prides itself in placing business with the most reputable cyber insurance carriers and developing strategic partnerships with top legal, forensic, and cybersecurity service providers. Their cyber practice is relied upon by other accounting, legal, and cybersecurity firms for their clients in the areas of cyber insurance expertise and coverage reviews.


Zywave leads the insurtech industry, fueling business growth for its partners with cloud-based sales management, client delivery, content, and analytics solutions. Zywave’s all-in-one platform provides customizable, user-friendly options that enable insurance professionals to build a unique solution to fit their specific growth goals. More than 15,000 carriers, agencies and brokerages worldwide—including all of the top 100 U.S. insurance brokerages—use Zywave solutions to enhance client services, achieve business growth and promote greater health, wellness, risk management and safety. Additional information can be found at


Zywave’s Cyber Risk Awards are an annual celebration of the top Cyber Risk professionals. Over the past 10 years, the awards presentation has become the leading networking event on the Cyber Risk social calendar.


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