Cyber Risk News

Most Organizations Not Adequately Prepared for Cyber Attacks: Marsh & McLennan Cyber Handbook

No company is fully secure from cyber breaches, no matter how sophisticated its cyber defense mechanisms, which is why every company should develop a cyber risk management strategy, according Marsh & McLennan’s “Cyber Risk Handbook 2016.” Research reveals that that …

The Right Cyber Coverage Can Protect a Business from Financial Ruin

A recent report on cybersecurity still shows many companies are unprepared for cyberattacks. The report, conducted by KPMG and British Telecom, reveals only 22 percent of companies have a comprehensive plan in place to deal with a major cybersecurity incident. …

XL Catlin Introduces Cyber Insurance Endorsements for Specific Industries

XL Catlin’s Cyber & Technology has unveiled endorsements for financial institutions, healthcare, retailers as well as energy and utility companies that address cyber risks of each industry. “All businesses are growing more and more connected. Yet, they still have their own …

Insurance Industry Collaboration Key to Facing Disruption, III CEO Says

In an increasingly connected and globalized world, the insurance industry needs to work together to understand and accommodate the many disruptions it faces today and in the future, according to Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Insurance Information Institute (III), during his …

New York Proposes ‘Flexible’ Cybersecurity Regulation for Insurers, Banks

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has proposed cybersecurity regulation for financial services companies that aims to protect New York state’s financial services industry from an increasing risk of cyber attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. The proposed regulation …

List of 20 Hotels in 10 States Believed Hit by Hackers

Twenty Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months. According to the hotel operator HEI Hotels & Resorts, malware put into place in at least 20 …

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 …

Lloyd’s Has Potentially Large Exposure to Catastrophic Cyber Attack: Adsensa Review

A review of almost 400 reinsurance contracts underwritten at Lloyd’s of London has revealed potentially significant vulnerabilities and exposures if a catastrophic cyber attack should occur. Analysis of 392 property and casualty reinsurance policies underwritten by a trio of reinsurers …

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 …

Aon Benfield Names Foord-Kelcey as Co-Head of Cyber Practice Group

Aon plc has appointed Luke Foord-Kelcey to co-head Aon Benfield’s Global Cyber Practice Group, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to cyber risk management and transfer. Based in London, Foord-Kelcey will be responsible for spearheading cyber – an emerging line of business …