Information Security

13th July 2022

News Story Image CDL has appointed Manshah Yousaf to the post of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to maintain and evolve the insurtech's cyber security posturing and safeguard its industry-leading client base as it continues to innovate in the area of insurance technology.

A Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) with over ten years' industry experience, Manshah was formerly information security manager at connected vehicle data start-up Wejo, where he designed and implemented security features while ensuring that the business remained agile and could work at pace. He has previously held information and cyber security consultant roles at the BBC and Barclays, advising on the correct level of information security for products to protect against cyber attacks, in accordance with regulations. Manshah also holds an undergraduate degree in business computing and a master's degree in digital forensics, as well as an MBA.

As an AWS Certified Cloud Practioner, he will collaborate with software engineers to ensure the security of the insurtech's products and services as it transitions to being a cloud-only provider, completing the migration of all customers of its flagship retail platform, Strata, to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-hosting.

Commenting on his appointment, Manshah said: "I'm excited to be joining a leading UK insurtech which, while established, remains a disruptor in the insurance technology space. I'm looking forward to getting to know customer businesses and products as I make sure that security keeps pace with innovation and we stay ahead of the competition in an ever-evolving threat landscape."

Earlier this year, CDL became one of a small number of companies to achieve System Organisation Controls (SOC) 2, Type II certification - the compliance certification for cloud-only services, consistently demonstrating the highest standards of security and availability in random sampling across hundreds of control measures.