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BAE Uses Cyber Skills Developed in British Intelligence Services to Help Clients

In January, BAE Systems Plc got a routine call from a new client: The health-care company’s computer systems were mysteriously crashing. BAE’s sleuths soon discovered a dangerous new strain of a virus called Qbot. Using skills honed via years of …

Crisis Services Top Insurers’ Cyber Claims Payouts; Average Claim at $674K

New claims costs data reveal a wide discrepancy on costs associated with cyber losses. More than $75.5 million has been spent on cyber claims losses as reported in the latest cyber claims study published by NetDiligence, a cyber risk assessment …

Willis Partners with HITRUST to Address the Healthcare Industry’s Cyber Exposures

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), an organization supporting the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, has partnered with Willis North America to identify a common approach and develop products to better align insurance premiums with cyber …

CFC Launches Cyber Policy for U.S. Healthcare Providers

Specialist lines underwriting agency, CFC, has extended its cyber product suite with the launch of a new policy developed specifically for U.S. healthcare providers. According to CFC’s Cyber Practice Leader, Vicky Paxton, “Healthcare companies have arguably become the largest target …

Tennessee-Based Community Health Reports 4.5M Records Hacked

Chinese hackers stole social security numbers, names and addresses from 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems Inc., the second-biggest for-profit U.S. hospital chain, according to the company. The attacks occurred in April and June, the Franklin, Tennessee-based company said …