Posts Tagged ‘technology’



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 13th, 2018

Association of Financial Professionals/Marsh & McLennan Risk Survey Report: 2018

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Finance and treasury professionals are looking to adopt technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotic process automation, but few are prepared for the new business risks that may be associated with these technologies - especially cyber, business operations and regulatory risks.

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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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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 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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January 29th, 2018

Getting practical with Emerging Risks

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containersWidespread political volatility and rapid technological advances are spurring companies to question not just their resilience, but also their fitness for purpose in the new world order. Yet, many companies are unsure what practical steps they should be taking with regard to major strategic uncertainties and potential shocks.

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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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January 22nd, 2018

Industry Must Develop Common Cyber Risk Currency

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morley-speed-final-smc-morley-smMorley Speed, Managing Director and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty

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  • Data integrity and availability as critical as data confidentiality
  • Limited ability to quantify dependency a major cyber inhibitor
  • Challenge to build clearly differentiated cyber portfolio

Diversification is essential for evolving the cyber insurance market, yet expanding the cyber remit beyond data confidentiality and further into areas such as operational technology risk, data availability and integrity demands a common cyber risk currency, according to Morley Speed, Managing Director, and Carolyn Morley, Chairman, Global Casualty, Guy Carpenter.

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January 11th, 2018

The Impact of Insurtech

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Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts on the growing interest in insurtech and its impact on the insurance industry.

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