Brown & Brown Fills Security Leadership Roles

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Brown & Brown, Inc. appointed Barry Hensley as the company’s chief security officer (CSO) and Rob Burch as chief information security officer (CISO). Hensley and Burch will work from Brown & Brown’s Beach Street Campus in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Gray Nester, the company’s chief information officer, said, “With the addition of a CSO role and the talents of Barry and Rob, Brown & Brown is investing in our business’s long-term success and future.”

Before joining Brown & Brown, Hensley served as the chief threat intel officer and senior vice president for Secureworks. He is also the former director of the Army’s Global Network Operations and Security Center. Throughout his 24-year Army career, he held leadership positions at all levels within the communications and information security career field.

He has advised businesses on cyber threat activity, provided recommendations to enhance security programs and educated leaders about cyber risks and security best practices. He is also a specialist in attack surface reduction, incident response and recovery, targeted threat hunting, forensics/malware analysis and threat group analysis.

Prior to joining the Brown & Brown, Burch was senior vice president and chief information security officer for Fidelity National Financial, where he was responsible for global information security program development and management.

Burch developed and implemented information security programs for large and complex financial services and insurance organizations. He specializes in translating complex security and IT risks to enable business leaders to make informed decisions. He has experience in cyber incident response planning, testing and breach management.

“Barry’s service in the armed forces and with a leading security firm,” Nester said, “paired with Rob’s experience working for Fortune 500 companies, brings new depth to our team, enabling us to strengthen our security framework.”

Brown & Brown, Inc. is an insurance brokerage firm, with over 15,000 team members in over 500 locations worldwide. Click here for more information about the company.

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