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Aon Masterclass: Cyber Insurance

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York Butter FactoryNext Money and Fintech Victoria is excited to launch a series of Masterclasses with our partner Aon



This session will encourage you to consider the various risks your business will face in its life-cycle and how to mitigate those risks. It is an extension of the introduction into insurance sessions previously run and provides and in-depth look at the key risk and exposures in the Cyber environment.

Entrepreneurs with a basic knowledge of insurance,  who seek to understand the cyber risks and exposures of your start-up.

Topics covered:

  • Key risks and exposures in the Cyber environment
  • The changing landscapes including legislative reform
  • Gaps in conventional insurances
  • Examples of claims from a Cyber breach


Michael Parrant

Michael has worked 12+ years in the insurance industry with specialist skills in all financial lines products. Michael has spent the last seven years focussing on global firms for their Commercial Errors & Omissions, Directors and Offices, Crime and Cyber placements from Australia and London.

Previously, Michael has been involved with a range of insurance solutions for Australia’s SME to Large Market clients.

Paula Crean

Paula has worked in a business development role in the insurance industry for six years. Paula has work for Aon Risk Solutions across three countries including the UK, New Zealand and now Melbourne.

Paula’s role offers her the opportunity to work with clients across many industry sectors including Aged Care, Education, Food & Beverage plus emerging sectors including FinTech & the Sharing Economy. Paula is equipped with the skills and knowledge to minimise risk exposures for General Insurance queries as well as Workers Compensation, Trade Credit and Risk Consulting.

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What you will learn
  • What a cyber policy covers
  • An understanding of the types of policies available
  • Your opportunity to get on-the-spot advice from one of Aon's brokers


York Butter Factory

Vendor since 2012

The York Butter Factory is the co-working space for Melbourne’s high-potential early-stage technology entrepreneurs.

Established in 2011 inside an 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is home to upstarts with bold, global ambitions and clear intentions to change the world.

Named after the original 1855 building, the York Butter Factory is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto. This brilliant bluestone warehouse is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new, building tech startups out of one Melbourne’s oldest structures. The 577sqm space is across two floors and has an open plan coworking space, informal collaborative area, meeting rooms, an industrial fridge and room for up to 60 entrepreneurs.

Opening its doors in October 2011, it has established itself at the center of a rapidly growing startup ecosystem in Melbourne. York Butter Factory was co-founded by the partners of Adventure Capital, who run their VC fund out of the space.

YBF already hosts nearly 50 startups largely in the Consumer Internet space. Opportunities to access funding is through its owners’ tech-focused VC fund as well as seed funding provided directly to deserving startups and via the Aurelius Digital angel investment network. There is a culture of collaboration, resource sharing and tough love. Tenants are curated with a view to fill the space with high-potential digital media and web 2.0 startups with a global ambition.

The vision is to become the central hub of the Australian tech startup ecosystem.

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