AXA XL Adds 3 to North America Cyber Incident Response Team

Cyber insurance with woman in white shirt and various digital icons

May 17, 2022

Cyber insurance with woman in white shirt and various digital icons

Jeanelle Dawes-Ghee, Yelizaveta (Liz) Veys, and Bridget Mead have joined AXA XL's cyber incident response team as claims specialists as the company continues to build out its cyber incident response team in North America.

The three report to Gwenn Cujdik, AXA XL's North America cyber incident response manager.

"Jeanelle, Liz, and Bridget's collective knowledge and experience managing crisis events and complex cyber incidents will certainly be invaluable to our clients before, during, and after a cyber event," Ms. Cujdik said in a statement.

"To help avoid future cyber incidents, our clients will see tremendous benefit in partnering with this team to discuss pre-incident plans, services, and strategies to achieve better cyber and data security," Ms. Cujdik said. "If a company does have a cyber incident, our cyber clients will be in very skilled hands, working together with the cyber incident response team to achieve an optimal outcome."

Access to the cyber incident response team is part of AXA XL's cyber insurance offering. Working with AXA XL's breach response panel, including law firms and vendors, the team is dedicated to assisting AXA XL clients prepare for and navigate cyber incidents, ranging from consultation about a suspected event to helping businesses through a strategic rapid response to catastrophic ransomware events.

Ms. Dawes-Ghee joins AXA XL from AIG, where she was a cyber technology and media claims analyst, handling a variety of complex cyber incident response and professional liability matters. She has assisted in the response to hundred of cyber events, large and small, in both the public and private sectors. Based in New York, Ms. Dawes-Ghee received her JD from St. John's University School of Law and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

Ms. Veys joins AXA XL from a prior career in law enforcement working in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, where she was involved in all aspects of criminal prosecution in a wide variety of major felony criminal matters. She brings skills in crisis management, investigation, and litigation in high-profile events. Ms. Veys received her JD from Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law and is admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar. She is based in AXA XL's Exton, Pennsylvania office.

Also based in AXA XL's Exton office, Ms. Mead brings considerable cyber security and data privacy legal expertise to her new role. She worked as an attorney in the cyber security and data privacy practice group of an international law firm, where she handled a variety of complex cyber incident response and data privacy matters. She also co-authored a textbook, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law: Risks and Mitigation. Ms. Mead received her JD from Drexel University's Kline School of Law and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is admitted to the Pennsylvania State Bar.

May 17, 2022