Cyber Risk News

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward Reflects on ‘Nearly 8’ Eventful Years

Lloyd’s CEO Richard Ward is stepping down from the post at the end of the year. Despite the catastrophes of 2005 and 2011, the two costliest years in the industry’s history, as well as the financial crisis, he leaves Lloyd’s …

Hacker Group in China Linked to Cyberattacks Against U.S. Firms: Symantec

Computer security experts have discovered a group of highly sophisticated computer hackers operating for hire, a U.S computer security firm said on Tuesday, and it linked the group to some of the best-known cyber-espionoge attacks out of China in recent …

Willis Report Finds Many Firms Silent on Cyber Risk

Fortune 1,000 firms in the health care, technology and insurance sectors top the list of industry groups most concerned about cyber threats, but many public companies still appear to be avoiding seriously addressing the risk, according to a report by …

Concerns Over Cyber Security Risks Outweigh Traditional Risks for Large Firms: Study

Cyber security risks have become more worrisome to large organizations than traditional natural catastrophe risks, according to a new study released today. The study, titled “Managing Cyber Security as a Business Risk: Cyber Insurance in the Digital Age” and conducted …

Colorado Clinic Reports Breach Of Privacy Rules

A Denver-area spine clinic says it has fired an employee in its billing department who improperly emailed some patients’ protected information to her personal account, but it doesn’t appear anyone’s personal information is at risk. Rocky Mountain Spine Clinic in …

Hawaii Cyber Range Launches Anti-Hacking Training

The state of Hawaii has launched a center to train people to defend computer systems from attack. The so-called “cyber range” is a collection of servers and routers in a room on the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. The equipment …

Rockwood Programs Adds Cyber Liability to Coverage Portfolio

Rockwood Programs has added cyber liability to its portfolio of management and professional liability products. The coverage can be attached to an underlying Rockwood account as an endorsement, with a separate sub-limit. Cyber liability can also be purchased on a …

CFC Underwriting Upgrades Cyber Policy

Lloyd’s underwriting agency, CFC has made a major upgrade to its flagship cyber and privacy product policy in order to protect customers against the changing face of cyber crime and react to the constant changes in the legal and regulatory …

U.S. Charges 8 with Cybercrime Against Financial Institutions, Government

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled criminal charges against eight people accused of trying to steal at least $15 million from U.S. customers in an international cybercrime scheme targeting accounts at 15 financial institutions and government agencies. U.S. …

Silicon Valley At Front Line Of Global Cyber War

Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas …