Posts Tagged ‘cyber risk’



May 8th, 2018

Internet of Things: Building Cyber Resilience in a Connected World

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving huge advances in organizational efficiency, reinventing the customer experience and spurring business innovation and opportunities. But the explosion of IoT devices is also dramatically changing the cyber risk landscape, creating new product vulnerabilities and system exposures for organizations that make or deploy them.

In the new Insight from Guy Carpenter sister company, Marsh, “The Internet of Everything: Building Cyber Resilience in a Connected World,” we explore how internet-connected devices - from toys and refrigerators, to medical devices and industrial control systems - are introducing or increasing cyber risk for businesses that design, manufacture, service or use IoT products. We also look at ways organizations can prepare for IoT-related cyber risks through the use of IoT risk assessment and review of their cyber and E&O insurance policies.

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April 4th, 2018

Cyber Risk Management: Ten Questions to Ask Management About Your Organization’s Cyber Readiness

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The annual economic cost of cyber-crime is estimated at USD 1.5 trillion and only an estimated 15 percent of that loss is currently covered by insurance. When the next cyberattack comes-and it is a “when,” not an “if”-boards want to be reassured that their organization is prepared to respond and mitigate the damage.

However, research by WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and the Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center suggests that many directors are unclear about how cyber insurance can enhance their organizations’ cyber risk management framework.

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March 26th, 2018

Cybersecurity Risks on Radar

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Cybersecurity risks are increasingly being managed as a result of growing use of technology. Organizations’ Treasury and Finance functions are tasked with managing risks resulting from recent technology adoptions. Three-fourths of corporate practitioners report that cybersecurity risks have surfaced at their companies as a result of the increased use of new technologies. Slightly less than half cite operational risk as a concern (47 percent), followed by business continuation (41 percent).

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March 1st, 2018

Cyber Risk Management Perspectives

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Here we bring together recent GC Capital Ideas posts that discuss perspectives on the evolving cyber risk environment.

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February 26th, 2018

Cyber Response Plans Lacking

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Only 30 percent of organizations have a cyber response plan, according to survey results.

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February 22nd, 2018

From Risk to Resilience: Marsh & McLennan Companies Cyber Handbook 2018: Perspectives on the Next Wave of Cyber

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Cyber risk continues to grow as technology innovation increases and societal dependence on information technology expands. A new and important turning point has been reached in the struggle to manage this complex risk. In the war between cyber attackers and cyber defenders,we have reached what Winston Churchill might call “the end of the beginning.”

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February 21st, 2018

By the Numbers: Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey

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cybersurvey_1200x600-2Cyber risk is now at the forefront of the corporate risk agenda, but cyber risk management strategies are not keeping pace despite an increasingly complex threat environment and escalating potential financial impact. A new global survey of more than 1,300 executives, undertaken by Guy Carpenter sister organization Marsh in partnership with Microsoft, examines cyber risk concerns and management strategies by organizations of all sizes in a range of industries worldwide.

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February 7th, 2018

Cyber Risk: The Stakes Have Changed for the C-Suite

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cover-thumbnail1Three major cyber events in 2017 set new precedents for the scope of damage wrought by cyber-attacks. This new report from Marsh & McLennan Companies and FireEye identifies the trends that are further complicating this new cyber reality, including regulation and new attack vectors, and recommends tangible actions that executives and board members can take to manage the risks.

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January 31st, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part I

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platt-jeremyJeremy S. Platt, Managing Director and US Cyber Specialty Practice Leader

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In a digital world, cyber exposure evolves every day, making it one of the most dynamic emerging risks in the industry. Just as the housing boom along the US shoreline accelerated property losses, the technological sophistication and digital connectivity of the global economy have increased the cyber threat for all sectors. As large-scale breaches become more damaging and pervasive, the (re)insurance industry needs to continue to innovate to address potential systemic events, aggregations, and modeling capabilities. As such, 2018 will be a year of product growth and new challenges. In order to advance this important market, we must develop a common analytical language, harness advanced modeling technologies and learn lessons from other lines of business.

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