cyber risk management News

Chubb Names Bryant as Regional Cyber Risk Manager, Europe

Chubb announced the appointment of Kyle Bryant to the newly created role of regional cyber risk manager, Europe. In his new role, Bryant will bring together Chubb’s dedicated local cyber risk expertise across its European region into a single practice. …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

Aon Names Hogg as Leader of Cyber Solutions, CEO of Stroz Friedberg

Aon plc announced that Jason Hogg has joined the firm as leader of Aon Cyber Solutions, responsible for the growth strategy of the firm’s solutions that help clients address and manage cyber risk. He will also serve as chief executive …

Lloyd’s MGA, CFC Underwriting, Launches Cyber Incident Response App

CFC Underwriting, the London-based specialist lines underwriting agency, announced the launch of a new cyber incident response application. The app allows policyholders to notify a claim with a click of a button and receive specialist support from CFC’s global cyber …

Confusing, Costly Cyber Policies Create Obstacles to Market Growth: Deloitte

Despite the rising profile of cyber risks, buyers have failed to widely embrace cyber coverage. At the same time, insurers generally have remained cautious about writing the coverage on a large scale basis. A recent report published by accounting and …

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’: Swiss Re

Despite increased awareness of rapidly evolving cyber threats, relatively few corporations have integrated cyber security into their mainstream risk management programs – a situation that is “unsustainable,” according to Swiss Re’s latest “sigma” report. The costs of cyber attacks have …

Beazley Taps Markel’s Tewfik as Underwriter for UK Tech & Data Breach Team

Beazley, a specialist in cyber and data breach response insurance, has appointed Michael Tewfik as a technology, media and business services underwriter focused on addressing the data breach and cyber security risks of organizations in the United Kingdom. He will …

Gallagher Launches Manufacturers’ Cyber Solution to Close Coverage Gaps

Arthur J. Gallagher announced it has responded to the “perfect storm” facing manufacturers – a rising risk of cyber attacks, coupled with increased vulnerability and largely excluded exposures – by designing a tailor-made policy to more effectively transfer their unique …

Marsh Launches Cyber Risk & Data Breach Cover for Non-US Clients

Marsh has launched Marsh CyberShield, an exclusive cyber risk and data breach insurance policy for mid- to large-sized organizations. Available globally to Marsh clients outside of the US, Marsh CyberShield can provide up to £500 million ($624 million) in cover …

Beazley Taps AIG’s Tigleanu as Data Breach & Information Security U/W

Beazley, a specialist in data breach response insurance, has appointed Monica Tigleanu as an underwriter focused on data breach and information security coverage for US companies out of its London headquarters. Beazley has helped clients handle over 5,000 breaches since …