Cyber Risk News

Allianz Survey: Businesses Face New Challenges in Interconnected World

Business interruption (BI) and supply chain, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion are the major risks that occupy the attention of companies at the start of 2015, according to the fourth annual “Allianz Risk Barometer 2015.” The Risk Barometer details the top 10 global …

Risk Modelers Working on Tools for Gauging Cyber Attack Risk

Even as the Sony Corp. cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. Unlike earthquakes, …

Risk Modelers Aim to Gauge Risks of ‘Cyber Hurricane’

Even as the Sony Corp. cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. Unlike earthquakes, …

Hiscox Endorsement Covers Business Loss by Cyber Deception, Phishing

International specialist insurer Hiscox is now offering a Cyber Deception endorsement as part of its crime insurance that is aimed at protecting businesses against malicious efforts by criminals to trick employees into transferring company funds. Cyber deception is a growing threat …

Interview: D&O Cyber Liability, Cyber Risks Top Lawyers’ Agenda

Jeff Kingsley, a partner with the law firm of Goldberg and Segalla, specializes in technology risks, notably cyber liability and cyber risk, an emerging sector with many variables and pit falls for the unwary, which he explained in an interview …

Willis North America Beefs Up Cyber Risk Practice with 6 Appointments

Willis North America has reinforced its cyber risk management and insurance services with several appointments to its FINEX Cyber/E&O Practice. The following individuals will focus on Willis’ national and multinational clients: Nadia Hoyte has been appointed senior broker in New …

3 from Lockton Join Expanding JLT Specialty’s Cyber Team in U.S.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of specialty insurance and reinsurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), has named several cyber risk specialists to its cyber risk team in the U.S. Joining JLT Specialty will be Florence …

Computers at Growing Risk of Hijack by Botnet Viruses, U.S. Says

The threat posed by criminal hackers who use networks of secretly hijacked computers has increased “dramatically” over the past several years, a top U.S. Justice Department prosecutor testified Tuesday. Leslie Caldwell, the assistant attorney general for the department’s criminal division, …

Insurers in Dash for Expertise to Master Cyber Risk Insurance

Insurers are eagerly eyeing exponential growth in the tiny cyber coverage market but their lack of experience and skills handling hackers and data breaches may keep their ambitions in check. High profile cases of hackers seizing sensitive customer data from …

Zurich Introduces Property Coverage for Cloud-Dependent Companies

Zurich North America has introduced new property coverage for cloud-dependent, middle-market companies. As the new property coverage enhancement for companies is not location specific, Zurich now offers insurance coverage for the cyber risks of cloud computing as well as business …