Scott Kannry


Scott M. Kannry is the Chief Executive Officer of Axio. Axio is a cyber risk-engineering firm that helps organizations implement more comprehensive cyber risk management based on an approach that harmonizes cybersecurity technology/controls and cyber risk transfer.


Scott is the architect of Axio’s 4-quadrant cyber loss impact taxonomy and the methodology for evaluating and stress testing insurance portfolios, a process designed specifically to better align overall cyber exposure with insurability. This approach was the first to codify the reality that cyber-predicated losses can trigger numerous lines of insurance coverage.

Previous Work

Previously, Scott worked at Aon PLC, the world’s largest commercial insurance brokerage firm, where he established and led the eastern region professional and cyber solutions team. While at Aon, he specialized in advising firms on emerging cyber exposures and designing customized risk transfer solutions. Scott worked with firms in all sectors but focused on critical infrastructure industries including energy, utility, and transportation.

Industry Influence

Scott is a frequent speaker at industry events and contributor to insurance publications, and has been recognized as a Business Insurance magazine “Top 40 under 40” broker, Risk and Insurance magazine “Power Broker,” and industry “Rising Star” by Reactions magazine. Scott is also the author of a turnaround and sports management MBA teaching case on the Chicago Blackhawks.


Scott received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Case Western Reserve University, a JD from Northwestern Law School and a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.