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U.S. Intelligence to Help Companies Thwart Supply-Chain Hacking

U.S. intelligence officials are planning to provide information including classified threat reports to companies about the risks of hacking and other crimes tied to the supplies and services they buy. The effort is part of a new campaign by the …

Sciemus’ Move into Specialty Underwriting: A Case of ‘Adapt and Thrive’

It was a case of adapt and thrive when modeling and analytics company Sciemus made a big strategic leap this year into underwriting space, power, mining, renewable energy and cyber—as a managing general agent. Despite the ongoing soft market, CEO …

Zurich Offers Post Cyber Attack Response Service in APAC

Zurich Insurance has launched DigitalResolve, a coordinated incident response service to help businesses in Asia Pacific (APAC) mitigate and recover from cyber attacks. Offered through Zurich’s partner Crawford & Co., DigitalResolve helps organizations coordinate and manage resources so they can …

Ongoing Soft Market Tops Reinsurers’ Concerns: Xuber Survey

Soft market conditions continue to be the biggest concern for the industry, followed by regulation, competition from third party capital, low investment returns, cyber crime and maintaining underwriting discipline, according to a survey completed by Xuber, the insurance software business …

UK’s Allianz Insurance Offers Free Cyber Risk Assessment Tool for SMEs

Allianz Insurance plc, the U.K. subsidiary of Allianz SE, has partnered with global cyber security consultancy, IT Governance Ltd., to offer commercial customers a free online cyber risk assessment. The Allianz Cyber Risk Assessment tool is designed to help businesses …

EU Members Should Run Stress Tests for Banks’ Cyber Risks: EU Banking Chief

Domestic authorities in European Union member states should stress-test their financial institutions for cyber risks, a top EU supervisor said, saying banks might be required to hold extra capital as a buffer against what is an emerging threat. Speaking to Reuters in …

Hackers Target SE Asian Banks, Revealing Campaign Against SWIFT Network

Investigators are examining possible computer breaches at as many as 12 banks linked to SWIFT’s global payments network that have irregularities similar to those in the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank, according to a person familiar …

Cyber Bank Thieves Stole $12M from Ecuador Bank in 2015, Using SWIFT System

Shortly after 7 p.m. on January 12, 2015, a message from a secure computer terminal at Banco del Austro (BDA) in Ecuador instructed San Francisco-based Wells Fargo to transfer money to bank accounts in Hong Kong. Wells Fargo complied. Over …

UK Banks Ordered to Update Cyber Security After $81M Bangladesh Bank Heist

The Bank of England ordered UK banks to detail steps taken to secure computers connected to the SWIFT bank messaging network about two months after a still-unidentified group used the system to steal $81 million from Bangladesh Bank, according to …

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Systemic Threat of Cyber Risk: Marsh & TheCityUK

Firms across the financial and related professional services industry need to take urgent action on their cyber risks, which present a “real and present danger” to the financial system, according to a new report published by TheCityUK and Marsh. Only …