Cyber Risk News

Top Exposures Facing Global Middle Market Firms Vary by Region: Assurex Survey

While all middle market businesses across the world have concerns about cyber risk, few of these firms view it as their biggest exposure, according to a global survey* of 68 leading independent insurance brokers, which gauged the concerns of their …

Re/Insurers Must Respond to Evolving Terrorist Risk with Relevant Products: JLT

The re/insurance industry is failing to respond to the growing global terrorist threat with products that meet the needs of their clients, according to a report published by JLT Re and JLT Specialty Ltd. Indeed, evidence that insurance has absorbed …

Former U.S. Security Specialist’s MGA Ridge Global Tackling Cyber Risks

It may be surprising to some that a former governor and head of National Security started an insurance company focused on cyber risk, but Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global says it shouldn’t be. “While the world is …

Chubb Global Cyber Practice Launches Service to Combat Ransomware Attacks

In response to a 430-percent growth rate in Chubb’s criminal-related cyber losses over the past five years, Chubb’s Global Cyber Risk Practice has launched a service to assist policyholders with ransomware attacks. This is the first new offering from Chubb’s …

Chubb Offers ‘Cyber Enterprise Risk Management’ Solution for European Clients

Chubb announced the launch of Cyber Enterprise Risk Management, as the company continues to invest in its cyber risk capabilities across Europe. Cyber Enterprise Risk Management as “an end-to-end risk management solution, designed to meet the needs of middle-market and larger …

Israeli Cyber Security Business Foundry, Team8, on Track to Build 5 Firms by 2020

Team8, a cyber security business foundry created by veterans of the Israeli army’s technology and intelligence unit 8200, said it closed a $23 million round of financing. Team8 plans to use the money to develop five companies over the next …

Marsh Appoints Lobban as Senior Adviser on Cyber Risk

Marsh has announced the appointment of Sir Iain Lobban as senior adviser on cyber risk. Lobban is the former director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the UK’s security and intelligence organization. In the newly created role, Lobban will provide strategic …

Russian Hackers Moved Ruble-Dollar Rate at Regional Bank: Cyber-Security Firm

Hackers used malware to penetrate the defenses of a Russian regional bank and move the ruble-dollar rate more than 15 percent in minutes, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm hired to investigate the attack. Russian-language hackers deployed a virus known as …

Cyber Attack on Britain’s TalkTalk Telecom Cost $115M and 101,000 Customers

A cyber attack on Britain’s TalkTalk Telecom Group in October cost the company as much as 80 million pounds ($115 million) but fewer customers than feared opted to end their subscriptions. Chief Executive Dido Harding went on television and radio in the …

Chubb Launches Cyber Response Partnership with Crawford for Clients in Europe

Chubb has launched a new partnership with Crawford & Co., as it continues to invest in building its cyber enterprise risk management capabilities. A global leader in claims and crisis management, Crawford & Co. will provide Chubb’s clients with a …