AXIS Recognized as GCHQ Certified Training (“GCT”) Provider

AXIS Specialty UK Holdings Limited announced today it has been certified as a GCHQ Certified Training provider for its course Understanding Cybersecurity and Insurance. AXIS offers GCHQ Certified Training and related resources to insureds and brokers through the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, a global resource that provides mentorship, education, consulting services and solutions to help improve brokers and insureds understanding of cyber risk.

A first step in mitigating cyber risk is education, and we are proud to be recognized as a trusted GCHQ Certified Training provider that meets the rigorous cybersecurity training standards set by GCHQ, said Dan Trueman, Global Head of Cyber at AXIS. In addition to providing a range of cyber insurance products and a dedicated claims service, we offer cyber insurance training to help our clients and broker partners reduce the likelihood of loss and better understand the risk. Our cybersecurity training resources focus on helping companies understand cyber insurance and cyber risks, and are one of the many important tools and training programs offered through our Cyber Center of Excellence.

GCHQ, which is one of the three intelligence and security agencies in the United Kingdom (UK), has appointed APMG as the independent certification body for GCHQ-approved cybersecurity training courses in the UK. GCHQ certification helps individuals and businesses find trusted, high-quality training.

AXIS offers the GCT course Understanding Cybersecurity and Insurance. Intended for insurance brokers, client risk managers and security managers, this training program explains how cyber insurance works and how it helps companies mitigate and manage their cyber risks.

Brokers and insureds interested in learning more about AXIS Certified Training, as well as other resources offered through the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, should contact Mr. Trueman at [email protected].


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About AXIS Capital

AXIS Capital, through its operating subsidiaries, is a global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with shareholders equity at June 30, 2018, of $5.3 billion and locations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe, Singapore, Middle East, Canada and Latin America. Its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A+” (“Strong”) by Standard & Poor’s and “A+” (“Superior”) by A.M. Best. For more information about AXIS Capital, visit our website at

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