Blackpoint Cyber Welcomes J. Chris Wilkerson, VP of Blackpoint RISK & Head of Insurance

Wilkerson set to bring 20+ years of insurance and risk management leadership to Blackpoint

J. Chris Wilkerson, VP of Blackpoint RISK & Head of Insurance. (Photo: Business Wire)

ELLICOTT CITY, Md.--()--Blackpoint Cyber, a leading technology-focused cybersecurity company, announced a key expansion in its cyber insurance leadership team. The company appointed J. Chris Wilkerson as VP of Blackpoint RISK & Head of Insurance.

“We are extremely fortunate to be welcoming Chris in this exciting role and look forward to seeing him excel based on his wealth of experiences, knowledge, and depth of leadership,” said Jon Murchison, CEO & Founder of Blackpoint. “Please join us in giving him a warm welcome to the team as we continue to lead the innovative charge in detection and response.”

Wilkerson began his cyber brokerage career with Marsh McLennan where he managed a book of pre- and post-IPO technology companies. Over the next 20 years, his experience led him to managing large-scale risk initiatives for various global Fortune 50 corporations during his tenures with McGriff and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. Most recently for EPIC’s Greyling division, Wilkerson’s leadership drove the firm’s strategies in both cybersecurity and financial risk.

On his joining Blackpoint Cyber, Wilkerson noted that, “What immediately jumped out to me when I met Blackpoint leadership was how successful they have been in bringing together a team of diverse talent with a collectively exceptional background in security and technology. I’m incredibly excited and proud to have the opportunity to be a part of that.”

In his new role with Blackpoint, he will bring exceptional value leading the helm of Blackpoint RISK, the company’s cyber liability insurance offering geared specifically for the MSP community. “Blackpoint is uniquely positioned to impact the way we address cyber risk and insurance as an ecosystem, rather than a siloed, transactional purchase of a policy. We're bringing forward an integrated enterprise business solution with structured insurance and technology together in a collaborative platform that will help guide our partners through the hardest cyber insurance market seen in three decades. This year, we’re looking forward to introducing Blackpoint's proprietary cyber facility with our insurer partners and working to lead from the front edge of an evolving threat landscape,” Wilkerson said. As VP of Blackpoint RISK & Head of Insurance, Wilkerson brings exceptional value and depth of experience to the company’s cyber liability insurance offering for managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprise accounts. In this role, he will work cross-functionally with marketing and product teams to enhance the go-to-market strategy, roadmap, and development of the offering.

About Blackpoint

Blackpoint Cyber offers the only world-class, nation state-grade cybersecurity ecosystem serving the MSP community. Using its own proprietary technology and SOC, Blackpoint’s true 24/7 Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service not only detects breaches earlier than any other solution on the market, but also provides an actual response rather than just an alert to keep your and your clients’ networks safe from widespread damage.