Insurance and Ransomware

Schneier on Security

Here’s one more contribution to that issue: a research paper that the insurance industry is hurting more than it’s helping. Although it is a societal problem, cyber insurers have received considerable criticism for facilitating ransom payments to cybercriminals.

Cyber Insurance: Higher Premiums, Limited Coverage

Data Breach Today

GAO Report Summarizes Market Trends The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors, such as healthcare and education, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office

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Insurer AXA to Stop Paying for Ransomware Crime Payments in France via Insurance Journal

IG Guru

surpassed France last year in damage from ransomware to businesses, hospitals, schools and local governments, according to the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft, estimating France’s related overall losses at more than $5.5

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.

Ransomware: Should Governments Hack Cybercrime Cartels?

Data Breach Today

Banning Ransom Payments and Unleashing Offensive Hacking Teams Being Mooted With ransomware continuing to fuel a massive surge in illicit profits, some experts have been calling on governments to launch offensive hacking teams to target cybercrime cartels.

U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

Krebs on Security

A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S.

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. and other governments labeled the NotPetya attack as an action by the Russian military their claim was excluded under the "hostile or warlike action in time of peace or war" exemption. cybersecurity hacking insurance malware ransomware russia war

Major Israeli Insurance Company Hacked

Adam Levin

The personal information of thousands of Israeli citizens has been compromised as the result of a cyberattack on Shirbit, a leading insurance company. . The post Major Israeli Insurance Company Hacked appeared first on Adam Levin.

Ransomware and the Role of Cyber Insurance via Teach Privacy

IG Guru

Professor Daneil Solove interviews Kimberly Horn about Cyber Insurance and Ransomeware here. The post Ransomware and the Role of Cyber Insurance via Teach Privacy appeared first on IG GURU.

Cyber insurance: A guide for businesses

IT Governance

That’s why they organisations increasingly relying on cyber insurance policies to cover the costs when data breaches and cyber attacks occur. But just how helpful is cyber insurance? What is cyber insurance? How does cyber insurance work? Who needs cyber insurance?

Delivering business value for insurance companies

Collibra

Recapping a discussion moderated by Stijn Christiaens and featuring insurance data experts from Deloitte UK . Insurance is a data-intensive business. Insurance companies need data to better assess risks and price policies competitively, but also profitably.

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. Lacewell stated that cybersecurity is the biggest risk for government and private organizations and described how the Framework is based on “extensive dialogue with industry and experts.”. Insurers should: Establish a Formal Cyber Insurance Risk Strategy. Rigorously Measure Insured Risk.

Ransomware Increasingly Targeting Small Governments

Dark Reading

To get back up and running quickly, and because it's cheaper, city and county governments often pay the ransom, especially if insurance companies are footing the bill. The result: More ransomware

New York Regulators Call on Insurers to Strengthen the Cyber Underwriting Process

Hunton Privacy

As reported on the Hunton Insurance Recovery blog , on February 4, 2021, the New York Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”), which regulates the business of insurance in New York, has issued guidelines, in the Insurance Circular Letter No. 2 (2021) regarding “Cyber Insurance Risk Framework” (the “Guidelines”), calling on insurers to take more stringent measures in underwriting cyber risks. sought coverage for expenses under its property insurance policy.

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 […].

Data Governance Tools: What Are They? Are They Optional?

erwin

Data governance tools used to occupy a niche in an organization’s tech stack, but those days are gone. The rise of data-driven business and the complexities that come with it ushered in a soft mandate for data governance and data governance tools. Data governance refers to the strategic and ongoing efforts by an organization to ensure that data is discoverable and its quality is good. Research indicates business leaders recognize the need for data governance tools.

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.

Digital Preservation -- High Stakes for Finance and Insurance Companies

AIIM

In a recent AIIM survey, 85% of finance and insurance executives said that digital preservation was “important” or “very important” to their organizations – even higher than the 77% reported in other industries. Despite this declared importance – 62% say that “Archiving and long-term digital preservation is a key part of our enterprise information governance and management strategy” -- the reality in most financial organizations is very different.

How to make sure your cyber insurance policy pays out

IT Governance

Cyber insurance is big business these days. Damages incurred by information security incidents generally aren’t covered in commercial insurance policies, so a specific policy is necessary to help cover the costs of things like forensic investigation, incident response and notification procedures. The most common reasons that insurers reject cyber insurance claims are organisations’ failure to.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Identity Theft: Up Close and Personal

Lenny Zeltser

The most likely way in which you’ll learn that you’ve fallen victim to the identity theft-based unemployment insurance scam is by receiving an unsolicited debit card in the mail. People in New York, where I live, use ny.gov for many interactions with the state government.

Top 6 Best Practices for Data Governance

Collibra

Data governance is a very intricate field, so implementing and sustaining data governance comes with a suite of challenges. Luckily, thousands, if not millions, of organizations use data governance to improve their operations, so you can learn from others’ mistakes and successes.

The benefits of a flexible operating model in data governance

Collibra

Data governance is the essential foundation for organizations looking to create business value from data. Setting up effective data governance, however, can be quite challenging. What is an operating model in data governance? What needs to be governed? Who governs it?

Podcast Episode 117: Insurance Industry Confronts Silent Cyber Risk, Converged Threats

The Security Ledger

In this episode of the podcast (#117), we go deep on one of the hottest sectors around: cyber insurance. In the first segment, we talk with Thomas Harvey of the firm RMS about the problem of “silent cyber” risk to insurers and how better modeling of cyber incidents is helping to address that threat. In this episode of the podcast (#117), we go deep on one of the hottest sectors around: cyber insurance. The insurance was dirt cheap. Are insurers ready?

Governance, Technology, and Capitalism.

John Battelle's Searchblog

Our lives are now driven in large part by data, code, and processing, and by the governance of algorithms. Synonymous with progress, asking not for permission, fearless of breaking things – in particular stupid, worthy-of-being-broken things like government, sclerotic corporations, and fetid social norms – the technology industry reveled for decades as a kind of benighted warrior for societal good. Do they think that means there’s no governance ?

What’s Next for Ransomware in 2021?

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What is data governance in healthcare?

Collibra

As a result, data governance in healthcare is non-negotiable. Data governance is about managing data and processes so data can be used as a consistent, secure and organized asset that meets policies and standards. Why is data governance important for a healthcare organization?

Rapper Scams $1.2M in COVID-19 Relief, Gloats with ‘EDD’ Video

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Using Information Governance to Manage the Commingling of Minors’ Claim Files

InfoGoTo

As these and other statutes evolve and legal holds are lifted, insurers need to be prepared to address their legacy records. For P&C insurers, the handling of retention and disposition of minor claims files have historically been challenging due to poor information governance (IG) practices. Insurers’ real-world experiences. One insurer stated that, “digital files and paper files are indexed the same. What insurance companies can do.

Cyberattack shuts down La Porte County government systems

Security Affairs

Government computer systems at La Porte County, Indiana, were shut down after a cyber attack hit them on July 6. On July 6, a cyber attack brought down government computer systems atLa Porte County, Indiana. At the time of writing, there were only a few details about the attack, according to LaPorte County Commission President Dr. Vidya Kora, county employees were no able to access to any government email or website.

Data Governance Tools: What Are They? Are They Optional?

erwin

Data governance tools used to occupy a niche in an organization’s tech stack, but those days are gone. The rise of data-driven business and the complexities that come with it ushered in a soft mandate for data governance and data governance tools. Data governance refers to the strategic and ongoing efforts by an organization to ensure that data is discoverable and its quality is good. Research indicates business leaders recognize the need for data governance tools.

Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities

Hunton Privacy

After a number of high-profile data breaches, corporate cybersecurity is facing increased scrutiny and attention from consumers, the government and the public. In a webinar, entitled Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities , hosted by Hunton & Williams LLP and CT , Hunton & Williams partners Lon A. Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Multimedia Resources Security Breach Consumer Protection Lisa Sotto

SilverTerrier gang uses COVID-19 lures in BEC attacks against healthcare, government organizations

Security Affairs

Nigerian cyber gang SilverTerrier, specialized in BEC attacks, used COVID-19 lures in recent attacks on healthcare and government organizations. The post SilverTerrier gang uses COVID-19 lures in BEC attacks against healthcare, government organizations appeared first on Security Affairs.

South Carolina’s Insurance Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect in 2019

Adam Levin

South Carolina became the first state to pass a law requiring all insurance entities to create and maintain a cybersecurity and data breach response program. . Among the law’s provisions is a requirement to notify the state government within 72 hours in the event of a breach or cybersecurity event affecting 250 or more people, the protection of policyholder’s personally identifiable information, and an annual statement detailing their breach response plan. .

Data governance use cases – 3 ways to implement

Collibra

However, once you have a system of record in place for your data, your organization can implement many valuable data governance use cases more easily. . In this post, we’ll highlight the top three most valuable data governance use cases. Make it a data governance use case.

MY TAKE: Identity ‘access’ and ‘governance’ tech converge to meet data protection challenges

The Last Watchdog

based supplier of identity access management (IAM) systems, which recently announced a partnership with Omada, a Copenhagen-based provider of identity governance administration (IGA) solutions. These vendors drilled down on “governance and attestation,” coming up with advanced ways to enable companies to monitor and report cyber risk profiles to government and industry auditors. Governance and attestation quickly became a very big deal.

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MY TAKE: Poorly protected local government networks cast shadow on midterm elections

The Last Watchdog

It’s easy to think of it as a problem the federal government must address or something that enterprises deal with, but cybersecurity has to be addressed closer to home, as well. His company supplies a co-managed SIEM service to mid-sized and large enterprises, including local government agencies. Security of local and state government agencies takes on a higher level of urgency as we get closer to the midterm elections.

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

Governance in Healthcare: Recognizing a Strategic Imperative

Perficient Data & Analytics

The subject of governance often comes up whenever leadership is asked about some of the more critical capabilities that an organization must possess. This is often driven by regulatory and compliance concerns, but as data becomes more essential to business and clinical decisions – as well as the recognition of information, content, and knowledge as an asset – the need for quality, integrity, and timeliness of the information is also driving a recognition of the importance of governance.

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

John Battelle's Searchblog

My current work is split between two projects: One has to do with data governance, the other political media. And second… Governance. Government – well for sure, I’d wager that’s increased given who’s been running the country these past two years. But Governance? Data Governance. Because we have slouched our way into an architecture of data governance that is broken, that severely retards economic and cultural innovation, and that harms society as a whole.

China: Navigating China: Episode 10: Stricter data localisation and security rules for financial and insurance data in China

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

The PFI Guidelines will apply to regulated banks, financial institutions and insurance companies. transaction logs, transaction amount, insurance orders, insurance claims); user’s personal and financial information (e.g. Carolyn Bigg, Hong Kong.