Skills and experience
Gerry Kane is Vice President Cyber Risk Engineering for Zurich North America. With specialized experience in information risk assessment, information security strategy and data breach response, his primary responsibilities involve teaming with security and privacy underwriters to better evaluate cyber risk conditions of Zurich’s cybersecurity customers and prospects, primarily in the retail industry. He also provides recommendations for improving information risk management practices and is in the process of building out the Risk Engineering Cybersecurity Segment within Zurich North America. He was named to this position in October 2014. Kane has more than 30 years of experience in information risk management and security, both as a consultant and corporate practitioner. Much of his experience has been in Big Four auditing and consulting as Director in the Global Risk Management Solutions practice for Coopers & Lybrand/PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he managed a practice delivering services related to information systems risk management, systems auditing, IT capabilities assessment, software quality assurance and user acceptance testing. He also has served as Managing Director of Professional Services for ZeroPoint Risk Research and as Director of IT Compliance and Security for Stride Rite.
Kane received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American civilization from Brown University and has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts.