cyber risk management News

Coalition Launches Cyber Insurance and Security Coverage in Canada

Coalition, the cyber insurance and security managing general agent, announced it is offering its products and services to Canada-based businesses. The San Francisco-based company described the offering as proactive cyber-security products and services as well as cyber and technology error …

Health-Care Providers See Surge in Ransomware Attacks in Europe, U.S.

When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce. The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in …

Employers Beware: Working from Home Creates New Cyber Risks

As companies and government agencies send their employees home to avoid contact with the coronavirus, many cyber-security teams are facing the unenviable challenge of securing sprawling, vulnerable networks. Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re …

Businesses Face Higher Cyber Risks via Mobile Devices – But Few Take Precautions

Although businesses are increasingly at risk for cyber attacks on their mobile devices, many aren’t taking steps to protect smartphones and tablets. That’s one of the conclusions of a report on mobile security released last week by Verizon, which found …

HDI Group Takes Stake in German Cyber-Security Start-Up Enginsight

HDI Group, the Hannover, Germany-based subsidiary of Talanx Group, has taken a stake in the cyber-security start-up Enginsight in Jena, Germany. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Enginsight offers companies fully automated protection against attacks on their data …

Zurich Insurance Partners with Cyber-Security Specialist CYE

Zurich Insurance Group has created a new offering together with cyber-security company CYE to shield businesses against the growing risks of cyber crime. With the partnership, Zurich’s specialist cyber insurance and risk engineering capabilities are combining with CYE’s artificial intelligence-based …

UK MGA Node International Names Lefchik as Director, Cyber Risk for North America

H.W. Kaufman Group, the Farmington Hills, Mich.-based wholesale broker and managing general agent, announced the expansion of Node International’s North American presence with the addition of Matthew Lefchik, who joins Node as director, Cyber Risk Management Services. In the new …

Insurtech Firm CyberCube Calls on Insurers to Set Global Cyber-Security Standards

CyberCube, an insurtech focused on cyber risk analytics, is calling on the insurance industry to set global cyber-security standards as the world digitizes. “Internet-connected technologies is a prime opportunity for the insurance sector to be at the forefront of understanding …

Online Scams Are Catching Newly Vulnerable Icelanders Unprepared

“Hi, I hope you are not busy?” The treasurer of the Icelandic soccer club Afturelding got the email from his manager late in the afternoon, soon before banks were about to close. The words “Sent from my iPhone” were at …

Insurer Brit Ltd. Launches E-trading Cyber Portal

Brit Ltd., the London-based insurer, announced it has launched an online platform for cyber risks in both the U.K. and the U.S., targeting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in both regions. The portal will give brokers an agile, user-friendly …