1.CAT-I Bulletin: Hurricane Dorian: Hurricane Dorian was a long-lived and historic storm that rendered impacts from the Caribbean to Atlantic Canada between August 24 and September 7. It is evident from media reports that the most severe impacts occurred in the northwestern Bahamas where complete destruction of property and infrastructure was reported in Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands.
2.Chart: Significant Insured Losses – 2011 to Q2 2019: Chart exhibits the significant insured losses from 2011 through the second quarter of this year. First-half 2019 losses are at levels below those experienced in first-half 2017 and 2018.
3. Guy Carpenter and CyberCube Report Reveals Potential Impact of Cyber Catastrophe Scenarios on U.S. Cyber Insurance Industry: Guy Carpenter and CyberCube Analytics released the findings of a joint report that explores the size and shape of potential cyber catastrophes and the resulting financial impact on the U.S. cyber insurance market. The report, “Looking Beyond the Clouds: A U.S. Cyber Insurance Industry Catastrophe Loss Study,” examined some of the key drivers of cyber catastrophe scenarios and provided a data-driven view on the potential insured loss figures for the standalone cyber insurance market.
4. Guy Carpenter Selected by CEA on Wildfire Fund Reinsurance and Risk Transfer Program: Guy Carpenter & Company today announced its appointment as the sole reinsurance intermediary for the newly formed California Wildfire Fund, which is currently being administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA).
5. CAT-I Bulletin: Typhoon Faxai: In the Northwest Pacific Basin, Typhoon Faxai made landfall on September 9 around 5 AM local time near the city of Chiba in the Greater Tokyo Area, after crossing the Tokyo Bay as a category-2.
6. Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line (ROL) index is presented for 1990 through 2019.
7. IFRS 17 and the Value of Reinsurance: An Opportunity in the Challenge: International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 17, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, is the new financial reporting standard for insurance contracts that will replace the current rules of IFRS 4 and will become effective on January 1, 2022.
8. Social Engineering: The Non-technical Strategy to a Successful Cyber Attack: Cyber threat actors and their techniques have evolved, but most attacks still contain elements of social engineering. Without complex tools, software or extensive knowledge about the security platform, social engineering is an effective, non-technical strategy used by cyber criminals. It relies primarily on human interaction to gain trust and manipulates people into breaking standard security practices.
9. A Risk Overview of Wildfire: Today, the frequency and severity of wildfires are garnering greater attention-not only from the media, but also from (re)insurers, catastrophe modelers, mitigation experts and other invested parties.
10. Affirmative versus Silent Cyber: An Overview: While the current debate over “affirmative” versus “non-affirmative” coverage has been ongoing for a few years, WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya cyberattacks helped make the issue of ”silent cyber” more critical. These two 2017 cyberattacks effectively shifted the conversation from data breach, notification costs and third-party liability to first-party liability insuring agreements due to the extent and expanse of the systematic, large-scale damages they triggered.