Posts Tagged ‘Herde (Thomas)’



December 6th, 2018

Cyberattacks Emerge as Leading Risk in East Asia and the Pacific

Posted at 1:00 AM ET

herde_thomas_photoCyberattacks are the leading risk to doing business across East Asia and the Pacific, according to the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018.

The WEF study surveyed about 12,500 executives across 140 countries on the five biggest risks to doing business in their respective countries over the next 10 years. In Asia Pacific, cyberattacks topped the list in Indonesia, Japan and Singapore. The prominence of cyberattacks as a concern among the region’s businesses reflects the rapid pace of digitization and the increasing sophistication of the region’s economies, the study says.

Thomas Herde, Guy Carpenter’s Head of Casualty Specialty Practice in Asia Pacific, says: “We may be seeing a shift in Asia Pacific as businesses in the regions now recognize the growing risk of cyberattacks and the extent of the damages they may cause.”

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October 28th, 2018

Are You at Risk? Managing Affirmative and Silent Cyber Risk Accumulation - GC@SIRC Commentary

Posted at 9:00 PM ET

herde_thomas_photoThomas Herde, Head of Casualty Specialty, Asia Pacific

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  • Regardless of whether an insurer offers “affirmative” cyber cover, it will likely be exposed to “silent” cyber
  • Most insurers evaluate their silent cyber exposure by way of scenario
  • We are actively assisting our clients in managing their cyber accumulation (affirmative and silent)

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