Posts Tagged ‘cyber’



April 19th, 2018

Cyber Insurance Adoption is Increasing

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The role of insurance in enhancing cyber resilience is increasingly being recognized by policymakers around the world, and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is recommending actions to stimulate cyber insurance adoption. Globally, it is expected the level of future demand for cyber insurance will depend on the frequency of high-profile cyber incidents as well as the evolving legislative and regulatory environment for privacy protections in many countries. In India, for example, there was a 50 percent increase in companies buying cybersecurity coverage from 2016 to 2017.

A new report from Marsh & McLennan’s Global Risk Center and WomenCorporateDirectors outlines everything directors need to know to position cyber insurance within a comprehensive risk management framework.

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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 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 22nd, 2018

Cyber Risk: Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector

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The world’s leading mining companies now unanimously report that cyber threats are among the principal risks facing their organizations. The report from Guy Carpenter sister company Marsh, Cyber Risk: Threats and Insurance Protection for the Mining Sector, highlights how networked systems are now in use across all aspects of mining operations, and how a range of cyber-attacks on the sector - and industry at large - have raised concerns about the cyber threat.

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March 21st, 2018

Chart: The Matrix of Cyber and Property Lines Insurance Coverage

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Chart examines the policy coverage matrix between cyber and property lines of insurance coverage. Continue reading…

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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