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US Government to Study Cyber Insurance Backstop

Data Breach Today

Cyber Insurers Limit Financial Exposure While Risk Grows The Department of Treasury and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency are soliciting comments on whether risks to critical infrastructure from a catastrophic cyber attack - and the concurrent potential for ruinous financial exposure by insurers - should lead to a new federal approach.

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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.


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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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The Case for a Federal Cyber-Insurance Backstop

Dark Reading

By stepping in to provide aid, the federal government could help protect companies, insurers, and the economy from the impact of a widespread, catastrophic cyberattack.

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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. Secret Service.

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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.

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The risks and limitations of AI in insurance

IBM Big Data Hub

In my previous post , I described the different capabilities of both discriminative and generative AI, and sketched a world of opportunities where AI changes the way that insurers and insured would interact. Usage risk—inaccuracy The performance of an AI system heavily depends on the data from which it learns.