Posts Tagged ‘cyber security’



April 9th, 2018

Large-Scale Cyber-Attacks on the Financial System

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Cyber-attacks on financial institutions are becoming more frequent, complex, and sophisticated, with potential for far-reaching, systemic impacts. The motivation of cyber-attackers is shifting from purely achieving financial gains to disrupting critical infrastructures, such as through nation-state attacks, which threatens the basis for confidence in the financial system and even national or international stability.

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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 15th, 2018

Cyber Risk Management Response & Recovery

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The annual economic cost of cyber-crime is estimated at US$1.5 trillion, yet only an estimated 15% of that loss is currently covered by insurance. Given these staggering economic losses, and the increasing frequency with which attacks occur, it’s no surprise that cyber insurance is increasingly being recognized as a critical tool to enhance cyber resilience. The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and other policymakers around the world are recommending actions to stimulate cyber insurance adoption.

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March 14th, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part II

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Jeremy Platt, Managing Director and U.S. Cyber Practice Leader

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The new year will also offer cyber carriers the chance to seize opportunities created by innovative technologies to adapt lessons from other lines of business. Today, risk management of a cyber event reflects characteristics of pandemic containment. The medical community has developed clearly defined metrics and rigorous procedures for public and private stakeholders to reduce the impact of an outbreak. Similarly, the date of occurrence, duration, common source connection, frequency and severity are significant factors in adjusting cyber (re)insurance claims, and often depend on some level of collaboration with public entities. But as discussed above, a common currency to analyze and discuss cyber exposures is still being perfected. Quantification of cyber losses is also complicated by “silent” all-risk policies where cyber is the peril, but no cyber exclusions exist.

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March 13th, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part I

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Jeremy Platt, Managing Director and U.S. Cyber 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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February 1st, 2018

Cyber Risk in an Interconnected World; Part II

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

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The new year will also offer cyber carriers the chance to seize opportunities created by innovative technologies to adapt lessons from other lines of business. Today, risk management of a cyber event reflects characteristics of pandemic containment. The medical community has developed clearly defined metrics and rigorous procedures for public and private stakeholders to reduce the impact of an outbreak. Similarly, the date of occurrence, duration, common source connection, frequency and severity are significant factors in adjusting cyber (re)insurance claims, and often depend on some level of collaboration with public entities. But as discussed above, a common currency to analyze and discuss cyber exposures is still being perfected. Quantification of cyber losses is also complicated by “silent” all-risk policies where cyber is the peril, but no cyber exclusions exist.

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January 25th, 2018

Understanding Systemic Cyber Risk; Insights Through Pandemic Behavior

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platt-jeremybhamory-crop-smshafer-chris-sm1Jeremy S. Platt, U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader, Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting and Christopher Shafer, Assistant Vice President, Guy Carpenter

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  • Jeremy S. Platt is Managing Director and U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader at Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory, M.D. is a Partner and Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting. They represent operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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October 17th, 2017

Understanding Systemic Cyber Risk; Insights Through Pandemic Behavior - GC@PCI Commentary

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Jeremy S. Platt, U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader, Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting and Christopher Shafer, Assistant Vice President, Guy Carpenter

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  • Jeremy S. Platt is Managing Director and U.S. Cyber Specialty Practice Leader at Guy Carpenter; Bruce Hamory, M.D. is a Partner and Chief Medical Officer for Health and Life Sciences at Oliver Wyman Consulting. They represent operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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August 17th, 2017

The Insurance Of Things & Industry 4.0 – A Matrix View: Part III: Business Interruption Following Non-Physical Damage

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Column D (below) outlines the areas in which cyber insurance would be expected to operate. However, to date, the cover has focused on data breaches rather than business interruption (BI) arising from disruption of industrial control systems.

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