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Willis Towers Watson Launches Cyber Solution for Airports

In response to cyber and digital risk being identified as the top concern facing airports today┬╣, Willis Towers Watson has introduced CyFly for Airports, an insurance solution specifically tailored to cover cyber exposures affecting airports around the globe. CyFly is …

AIR Worldwide Develops Probabilistic Model for Global Cyber Risks

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced it has developed a probabilistic model for cyber risk, which is capable of accounting for security breach and cloud service provider downtime incidents for insurance portfolios worldwide. AIR’s probabilistic cyber model estimates the …

Generali Launches Cyber Insurance Function and Cyber Security Subsidiary

Generali has launched a new Cyber Insurance function and the formation of a cyber security company. The Cyber Insurance function will combine a range of cyber insurance solutions with the support of a technology start-up, CyberSecurTech, which is wholly owned …

North Korean Hackers Tried to Steal $1.1B over 4-Year Period: FireEye Report

A North Korean hacking group focused on financial gain for the rogue state has penetrated banks around the world with a series of ongoing attacks, and has tried to steal at least $1.1 billion over the last four years, according …

Israeli Risk Modeling Firm Kovrr Launches Silent Cyber Risk Identification Product

KOVRR, a provider of predictive modeling for cyber insurance, announced a silent and affirmative cyber risk product. The new product enables insurance and reinsurance carriers to identify uncalculated capital at risk and quantify policy clauses that may leave them liable …

AXIS Specialty UK Offers GCHQ-Certified Training at Cyber Center of Excellence

AXIS Specialty UK Holdings Ltd. announced it has been certified as a GCHQ Certified Training provider for its course “Understanding Cybersecurity and Insurance.” The training is offered through the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, a global resource that provides mentorship, …

Tokio Marine Names Barn from Munich Re as Global Head of Cyber Risk

Leading international insurance group Tokio Marine Holdings (TMH) has appointed Daljitt Barn to the newly created post of global head of cyber risk. Barn, who will be based in London, joins from Munich Re and is an industry leader in …

Australia Bans China’s Huawei from Supplying Mobile Equipment, Citing Hacking Risks

Australia has banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking which Beijing dismissed as an “excuse” to tilt the playing field against a Chinese firm. …

As Cyber Insurance Market Grows, Accumulation Risk Is Key Concern: Geneva Assn.

Although cyber risk premiums have expanded sizably in recent years with loss ratios that compare favorably to other product lines, the danger of accumulation risks is a key concern for the market, according to a study released by insurance industry …

Hackers Could Target Fax Machines as Backdoor into an Organization’s Network

What could be less threatening than the old office fax machine? Nothing. That’s precisely why it’s used as a backdoor for hackers to get into an organization’s network. Check Point, a cyber security firm in Israel, said Sunday that their …