Aon grows Australian offer with launch of new Cyber Solutions Group

Sydney, 15 May, 2019 - Aon (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has appointed trusted cyber advisor Chris McLaughlin to lead its newly established Cyber Solutions Group.

Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group will bring together its cyber consulting and insurance solutions to meet the evolving risk needs of its clients in Australia.

Chris joins Aon as Director, Cyber Solutions Group in early May. He has a long career in cyber security and risk management supporting leading organisations in EMEA and previously led the cyber transformation and strategy team at PwC, specialising in providing cybersecurity consulting services to some of Australia’s largest companies.

In his new role, Chris will be tasked with building out Aon’s security offering through expansion of its global offering into the Australian market, growing the local team and building additional solutions.

Jennifer Richards, Managing Director, Specialties said, “The greatest challenge organisations face is staying informed about the evolving cyber risk landscape. The threats vary widely by industry, size and region. Australia is a sophisticated and mature market and our clients require holistic cyber solutions which address pre- and post-incident, across cyber security and risk transfer.

“Our latest investment reinforces Aon’s leadership in this sector and enables us to offer unique and highly differentiated solutions to our clients. We are thrilled to have Chris lead our continued growth in this market.”

According to Aon’s Global Risk Management Survey released this month, global businesses have ranked cyber as the 6th most pressing risk in its biennial market study. Aon predicts cyber will jump to the third-highest overall risk in 2022. In the 2019 report, Australian businesses ranked cyber as the fifth highest risk today.

Chris said, “While a cyber-attack often causes disruption to business and IT operations, they can also result in significant damage to reputation and brand, and potential directors’ and officers’ liability exposures, as well as having significant financial implications.”

“Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group offers full and comprehensive cyber risk management, supported by market leading proprietary technologies and unparalleled market expertise to help clients uncover and quantify cyber risks, protect critical assets, and recover from cyber incidents. Aon does all this by operating in our client’s ecosystem - not ours.”

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