Cyber Risk News

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 …

‘Smart’ Appliances, Ventilation Systems Are New Hacker Targets: Cyber Experts

Hijacking “smart” toasters and refrigerators and hacking corporate ventilation systems are among the new threats envisioned by cyber security experts as an increasing array of items are connected to the internet. The Internet of Things, a movement that seeks to …

Firms Look at New Tools Designed to Foil Hackers as Firewalls Prove Inadequate

With firewalls no longer seen as enough of a defense against security breaches, companies are looking at new tools to foil hackers trying to enter a computer network. U.S. and Israeli startups are leading the way, with new approaches such …

Marsh Launches Global Excess Cyber Risk Facility Called ‘Cyber ECHO’

Marsh has launched “Cyber ECHO”, a global excess cyber risk facility that provides more reliable insurance coverage for organizations around the world. Following a series of high-profile cyber losses, underwriters have become more selective and may actually reduce the amount …