cyber risk management News

Coalition, a Cyber Insurer and Cybersecurity Firm, Makes Its Debut

Coalition is making its formal debut into the cyber insurance space, but with a twist. The San Francisco-based startup is also a cybersecurity firm. Founded in March 2017, Coalition is co-founded by technology entrepreneurs John Hering and Joshua Motta, and …

Marsh Taps Saunders from UK National Crime Agency as Cyber Risk Consultant

Marsh announced the appointment of Dr. Jamie Saunders as a strategic adviser on cyber risk management within its UK specialist cyber security and risk team, part of the firm’s Client Advisory Services division. Saunders will be based in London. One …

Cyber Security Specialists Warn Wi-Fi Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites …

May 2018 Deadline for EU’s Cyber Rule, GDPR, Spurs Corporate Action: Marsh

The upcoming implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect in May 2018, has elevated cyber risk to the top of the corporate agenda for organizations doing business in Europe according to a survey conducted …

Chubb Names Bryant as Regional Cyber Risk Manager, Europe

Chubb announced the appointment of Kyle Bryant to the newly created role of regional cyber risk manager, Europe. In his new role, Bryant will bring together Chubb’s dedicated local cyber risk expertise across its European region into a single practice. …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

Aon Names Hogg as Leader of Cyber Solutions, CEO of Stroz Friedberg

Aon plc announced that Jason Hogg has joined the firm as leader of Aon Cyber Solutions, responsible for the growth strategy of the firm’s solutions that help clients address and manage cyber risk. He will also serve as chief executive …

Lloyd’s MGA, CFC Underwriting, Launches Cyber Incident Response App

CFC Underwriting, the London-based specialist lines underwriting agency, announced the launch of a new cyber incident response application. The app allows policyholders to notify a claim with a click of a button and receive specialist support from CFC’s global cyber …

Confusing, Costly Cyber Policies Create Obstacles to Market Growth: Deloitte

Despite the rising profile of cyber risks, buyers have failed to widely embrace cyber coverage. At the same time, insurers generally have remained cautious about writing the coverage on a large scale basis. A recent report published by accounting and …

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’: Swiss Re

Despite increased awareness of rapidly evolving cyber threats, relatively few corporations have integrated cyber security into their mainstream risk management programs – a situation that is “unsustainable,” according to Swiss Re’s latest “sigma” report. The costs of cyber attacks have …