Cyber Risk News

Aspen Insurance Names Nazir as Head of International Cyber Risk, Lang as U/W

Aspen Insurance, the insurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd., has appointed Raheila Nazir as head of International Cyber Risk. Joining Aspen in the summer, Nazir has more than 16 years’ experience as an underwriter across different product lines, including …

Berkley FinSecure Adds Cyber Breach Services to Management Liability Policies

Berkley FinSecure, a W. R. Berkley Company, has enhanced its management liability coverage for policyholders with the electronic banking option to include access to CYBER Carry*Thru, powered by NetDiligence. CYBER Carry*Thru is a private mobile-friendly portal containing information and technical …

RIMS 2016: What’s the Biggest Risk for Cyber Insurers?

Nobody really knows what the biggest cyber risk is. But Scott Stransky, senior scientist at risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide, has thought a lot about a cloud breach and the business interruption ramifications. Listen as he describes the “Hurricane Andrew” …

BAE Uses Cyber Skills Developed in British Intelligence Services to Help Clients

In January, BAE Systems Plc got a routine call from a new client: The health-care company’s computer systems were mysteriously crashing. BAE’s sleuths soon discovered a dangerous new strain of a virus called Qbot. Using skills honed via years of …

LIU Adds Cyber Extortion Endorsement to Product Recall Policies

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched a cyber extortion endorsement to its Product Recall and Contamination insurance policy for food and beverage companies. This endorsement offers coverage to food and beverage policyholders for cyber extortion …

Chubb Adds Cyber Bullying Insurance for U.S. Homeowners

Chubb has added cyber bullying coverage to its U.S. Masterpiece Family Protection policy to help cover clients and their families from the expenses associated with a cyber bullying incident. According to Christie Alderman, vice president, Client Product & Service, Chubb …

Islamic Militants Could Target Nuclear Industry, Security Experts Warn

Meter-thick concrete walls and 1950s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry’s weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism rose after Belgian …

Beazley Provides Data Breach Response Insurance in Canada

Beazley announced the launch of the company’s flagship Beazley Breach Response (BBR) product in Canada, which is data breach response insurance that protects the personal data of up to five million individuals per breach. Canada’s Digital Privacy Act, passed in …

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 …