Target Sues Insurer Over 2013 Data Breach Costs

Data Breach Today

Lawsuit Claims Insurer Owes Retailer for Coverage of Card Replacement Costs Target has filed a lawsuit against its long-time insurer, ACE American Insurance Co.,

Cyber Insurance Changes as Threats Evolve

Data Breach Today

Ken Suh of Beazley on Assessing the Options In light of emerging cyberthreats, including ransomware, organizations must change how they assess their cyber insurance options, says Ken Suh of Beazley

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

On Cybersecurity Insurance

Schneier on Security

Good paper on cybersecurity insurance: both the history and the promise for the future. From the conclusion: Policy makers have long held high hopes for cyber insurance as a tool for improving security. Cyber insurance appears to be a weak form of governance at present. However, the cost of external response services is covered, which suggests insurers believe ex-post responses to be more effective than ex-ante mitigation.

Insurer Races to Fix Security Flaws After Whistleblower Alert

Data Breach Today

Report: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota Had Thousands of Old 'Critical' Vulnerabilities Blue Cross and Blue Shield Minnesota is reportedly racing to address tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities after a whistleblower on the health insurer's security team alerted the company's board of trustees about the problems.

Achieving digital transformation in the insurance industry

OpenText Information Management

Research has consistently shown that senior management within the insurance sector think digital transformation is critical to their business. While executives see transformation as essential, achieving success is proving to be much more difficult, with a global report recently published by Cap Gemini suggests that insurance companies are lagging behind other Financial Services organizations.

Chinese Men Charged With Hacking Health Insurer Anthem

Data Breach Today

Million Individuals Was Encrypted, Sent to China, US Alleges Two Chinese men have been indicted on charges related to the breach of health insurer Anthem, which saw the personal information of 78.8 Data of 78.8 million individuals stolen, as well as attacks against three other large U.S. companies

Insurer: Breach Undetected for Nine Years

Data Breach Today

Dominion National Says Recently Discovered Incident Dates Back to 2010 A dental and vision insurer's revelation that it recently discovered a 9-year-old data security incident offers an extreme example of the difficulty some organizations have in detecting data breaches

Cyber Insurance: Benefits and Pitfalls

Data Breach Today

Martin Overton on What to Look for in an Effective Cyber Policy Martin Overton has worked both in cybersecurity and insurance, so he has a unique perspective on cyber insurance - the genuine benefits as well as the potential pitfalls. He shares tips on what to seek in an effective policy

Norsk Hydro Breach: Update on Insurance Coverage

Data Breach Today

So Far, Insurance Has Paid $3.6 million from its cyber insurer to cover expenses related to the LockerGoga ransomware attack it suffered in March that led to losses of $50 million to $71 million, the company revealed in its third quarter report Million, But More Anticipated So far, Norweigan aluminum company Norsk Hydro has received just $3.6

Cyber Insurance: The Myths and Realities

Data Breach Today

Beazley's Mark Singer Demystifies the Growing Industry It's one thing to plan for a cybersecurity incident, but quite another to have proper insurance coverage to prepare for such an event. Mark Singer of Beazley shares an overview of the cyber insurance myths and realities

Cybersecurity Insurance Not Paying for NotPetya Losses

Schneier on Security

This will complicate things: To complicate matters, having cyber insurance might not cover everyone's losses. Zurich American Insurance Company refused to pay out a $100 million claim from Mondelez, saying that since the U.S. I get that $100 million is real money, but the insurance industry needs to figure out how to properly insure commercial networks against this sort of thing. cybersecurity hacking insurance malware ransomware russia war

First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Krebs on Security

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. based First American is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries. “Closing agencies are supposed to be the only neutral party that doesn’t represent someone else’s interest, and you’re required to have title insurance if you have any kind of mortgage,” Shoval said.

Insurers Collaborate on Cybersecurity Ratings

Dark Reading

A group of insurers will base rates and terms on whether customers purchase technology that has earned a stamp of approval

5 Things to Know About Cyber Insurance

Dark Reading

More businesses are recognizing the need for cyber insurance as part of an overall security strategy. Here are some key points to consider when evaluating, purchasing, and relying on a policy

A Lawyer's Guide to Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips

Dark Reading

The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line

Health Insurer Reports Data Breach That Began 9 Years Ago

Dark Reading

Dominion National first spotted something awry in April of 2019

American Insurance firm State Farm victim of credential stuffing attacks

Security Affairs

The American group of insurance and financial services companies State Farm disclosed a credential stuffing attack it has suffered in July. The American group of insurance and financial services companies State Farm revealed that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack it has suffered in July. The insurance firm is notifying the impacted customers, but it did not disclose the number of affected users.

Target Seeks $74M in Data Breach Reimbursement from Insurance Company

Dark Reading

The funds would cover some of the money Target paid to reimburse financial institutions for credit card replacement after the 2013 breach

New Orleans to Boost Cyber Insurance to $10M Post-Ransomware

Dark Reading

Mayor LaToya Cantrell anticipates the recent cyberattack to exceed its current $3 million cyber insurance policy

Redefining insurance claims service in the digital age

DXC

For both of these insureds, the world has just spun out of control. And now, in the midst of this upheaval, each of them must also file an insurance claim. Insurance digital claimsA high wind just brought a tree down on a customer’s house. Meanwhile, another customer watches helplessly as his basement fills with water. For many […].

New York Department of Financial Services Issues First Guidance by a U.S. Regulator Concerning Cyber Insurance

Data Matters

2 announcing a Cyber Insurance Risk Framework (the Framework) that describes industry best practices for New York-regulated property/casualty insurers. While acknowledging that “[e]ach insurer’s cyber insurance risk will vary based [on] many factors,” the Framework nonetheless describes seven practices that authorized property/casualty insurers should use to manage their cyber insurance risk. Manage and Eliminate Exposure to Silent Cyber Insurance Risk.

Insurer Offers GDPR-Specific Coverage for SMBs

Dark Reading

Companies covered under the EU mandate can get policies for up to $10 million for fines, penalties, and other costs

A time of reflection: Five tips for Financial Services in 2019

OpenText Information Management

The industry is currently experiencing unprecedented disruption from factors like new market entrants (FinTechs, InsurTechs), evolving regulatory changes, increasing incidents of cyber-crime, mandates to reduce costs and deliver efficiencies across the enterprise, and expectations to deliver … The post A time of reflection: Five tips for Financial Services in 2019 appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Ohio Adopts National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Matters

On December 19, 2018, Ohio adopted the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law. By doing so, Ohio joins South Carolina as the second state to have adopted the Model Law and the fourth state – along with Connecticut and New York – to have enacted cybersecurity regulations for insurance companies. This means all insurers, agencies, and brokers doing business in Ohio are covered.

At a premium: how technology has revolutionised the insurance market

Micro Focus

Instead, the insurance market, an industry worth $1.2 TN, has morphed into a tech-fest where insurers spent. Application Modernization and Connectivity Disruptive technologies Enterprise Applications Host Connectivity Insurance Mainframe Modernization Terminal EmulationTake cover! A new front has opened up on the digital battleground where enterprise technology is matched against the demand for customer innovation.

New Hampshire Governor Signs Insurance Data Security Law

Hunton Privacy

On August 2, 2019, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law SB 194 (the “Bill”), which requires insurers licensed in the state (“licensees”) to put in place data security programs and report cybersecurity events. In addition, each insurer domiciled in the state must submit an annual written statement by March 1 that certifies that the insurer is in compliance with the requirements set forth. Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Information Security U.S.

17 Cybersecurity Products the Cyber Insurance Industry Says Are Worthwhile via Claims Journal

IG Guru

Insurance broker Marsh has unveiled the inaugural class of cybersecurity products and services receiving a Cyber Catalyst designation that is part of an evaluation program its backers hope will bring greater clarity in the crowded cybersecurity marketplace. Cyber Catalyst by Marsh, launched earlier this year, convened cyber insurers Allianz, AXIS, AXA XL, Beazley, CFC, Munich […].

Michigan Adopts National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Matters

On December 28, 2018, Michigan adopted the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law in the form of Michigan H.B. By doing so, Michigan joins Ohio and South Carolina as the third state to adopt the Model Law and the fifth state – along with Connecticut and New York – to have enacted cybersecurity regulations focused on insurance companies. This means all insurers, agencies, and brokers doing business in Michigan are covered.

Caveat Emptor: Calculating the Impact of Global Attacks on Cyber Insurance

Dark Reading

The reality for business owners and CISOs looking to protect their business from a cyberattack is that cyber insurance is not a catchall for protecting against risk and loss

MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

Threatpost

Millions of records containing personal information and medical insurance data were exposed by a database belonging to insurance marketing website MedicareSupplement.com. Breach Vulnerabilities cloud data exposure database medicaresupplement.com mongodb database

Regulatory Update: NAIC Fall 2019 National Meeting

Data Matters

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC) held its Fall 2019 National Meeting (Fall Meeting) in Austin, Texas, from December 7 to 10, 2019. The Annuity Suitability (A) Working Group and the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee are expected to meet before the end of 2019 to finalize the proposed revisions in their entirety. 2019 Revisions to the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and the Credit for Reinsurance Model Regulation.

Regulatory Update: NAIC Fall 2019 National Meeting

Data Matters

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (the NAIC) held its Fall 2019 National Meeting (Fall Meeting) in Austin, Texas, from December 7 to 10, 2019. The Annuity Suitability (A) Working Group and the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee are expected to meet before the end of 2019 to finalize the proposed revisions in their entirety. 2019 Revisions to the Credit for Reinsurance Model Law and the Credit for Reinsurance Model Regulation.

Episode 158: How NotPetya has Insurers grappling with Systemic Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger

We talk to Bruce McDonnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding. Related Stories Episode 155: Disinformation is a Cyber Weapon and APTs warm to Mobile Malware Podcast Episode 117: Insurance Industry Confronts Silent Cyber Risk, Converged Threats NotPetya Horror Story Highlights Need for Holistic Security. We talk to Bruce McConnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding.

Cybersecurity Rules for Insurance Companies to Take Effect in South Carolina

Hunton Privacy

New cybersecurity rules for insurance companies licensed in South Carolina are set to take effect in part on January 1, 2019. The new law is the first in the United States to be enacted based on the data security model law drafted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The 72-hour notice requirement takes effect January 1, 2019. Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Security Breach U.S.

Regulatory Update: NAIC Summer 2019 National Meeting

Data Matters

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its Summer 2019 National Meeting (Summer Meeting) in New York City from August 3 to 6, 2019. Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2019, broker-dealers and associated persons are required to act in the best interest of a retail customer when recommending a securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer. Big Data Insurance Legislation NAIC Policy U.S.

Paper 65

Developing the right mindset for insurance AI

Information Management Resources

Artificial intelligence Data management InsuranceCarriers need to reimagine the entire customer experience, creating a living feedback system for customers so that they can know where they are meeting expectations.

Regulatory Update: NAIC Spring 2019 National Meeting

Data Matters

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its Spring 2019 National Meeting (Spring Meeting) in Orlando, Florida, from April 6 to 9, 2019. The March 7, 2019, exposure drafts of the CFR Model Laws have been revised to address those comments as well as certain other comments received from interested parties. Group Capital Calculation (GCC), with voluntary field testing expected to begin in early May 2019. insurers. insurance groups.

How Can I Ensure Cyber Insurers Will Pay My Claim?

Dark Reading

To get the best out of your policy, do more than just sign on the dotted line

Industry Guide to Financial Services: What’s driving digital transformation across financial services institutions?

OpenText Information Management

To compete and succeed in today’s fast-changing business climate, banks, insurance companies and other financial services institutions (FSIs) need to have three priorities to contend with new technologies, new market entrants and new ways of working that are changing expectations for the industry. Enterprise World Industry Bank banks Enterprise World 2019 financial services Insurance insurance industry

NotPetya Victim Mondelez Sues Zurich Insurance for $100 Million

Dark Reading

Mondelez files lawsuit after Zurich rejects claim for damages from massive ransomware attack