Insurer Tokio Marine Hit by Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Firm Says Singapore Unit Was Targeted Tokio Marine, a Japan-based property and casualty insurer, says its Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore unit was hit by a ransomware attack this week

Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

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As the cyberthreat landscape grows exponentially more complicated, the insurance industry is trying to keep pace. Yet, many organizations still lack cybersecurity insurance.

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Changing Data Quantification in Security Insurance

Data Breach Today

Lynn Peachey, the director of business development at Arete Incident Response, says that insurance companies have made "a pretty quick turnaround in terms of trying to respond to the ransomware epidemic."

Cyber Insurance: A Helping Hand But Premiums Are Rising

Data Breach Today

Kelly Butler Says Underwriting Requirements Are Becoming More Strict Cyber insurance can defray costs associated with data breaches and ransomware attacks.

Insurer CNA Disconnects Systems After 'Cybersecurity Attack'

Data Breach Today

Investigation Continues; Law Enforcement Notified Insurance provider CNA reported Tuesday it was victimized over the weekend by a "cybersecurity attack" that caused a network disruption and impacted certain systems, including corporate email

Insurance Coverage for NotPetya Losses

Schneier on Security

Tarah Wheeler and Josephine Wolff analyze a recent court decision that the NotPetya attacks are not considered an act of war under the wording of Merck’s insurance policy, and that the insurers must pay the $1B+ claim.

Top 8 Cyber Insurance Companies for 2022

eSecurity Planet

That’s where cyber insurance may be able to help. But there’s a catch: Insurers are going to carefully assess your cybersecurity controls before writing any policy, and there are limits to coverage. Cyber Insurance is Booming. Selecting a Cyber Insurer.

Insurer Chubb Investigating 'Security Incident'

Data Breach Today

Maze Gang Claims Insurer Is a Victim, Emsisoft Reports Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident."

Cyber-Insurance Firms Limit Payouts, Risk Obsolescence

Dark Reading

Businesses need to re-evaluate their cyber-insurance policies as firms like Lloyd's of London continue to add restrictions, including excluding losses related to state-backed cyberattackers

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.

WSJ: "Cyber Insurance Prices Soar"

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The WSJ reported Aug 8, 2020: It is becoming more expensive and difficult for companies to get or renew cyber insurance. cyber insurance policies increased by 79% from a year earlier. Insurers have made it harder to get or keep a policy, too.

ISMG Editors’ Panel: Cyber Insurance; Ransomware Update

Data Breach Today

Also: Debating the Issue of Banning Ransom Payments In this week's panel discussion, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss cyber insurance, persistent ransomware attacks and whether ransom payments should be banned

Insurer: Size of Claims Paid for Ransomware Attacks Declines

Data Breach Today

Key Factors: Negotiating Lower Ransoms, Improving Recovery Cyber insurance provider Coalition Inc. says its clients' average claims for losses when they were hit by a ransomware attack totaled $184,000 in the first half of this year, down 45% compared to the second half of 2020.

Cyberattacks on Health Insurers Continue

Data Breach Today

The Latest Victim: DC Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan A recent cyberattack on a Washington-based health plan, which the company believes was carried out by a foreign cybercrime group, is the latest in a series of hacking incidents targeting health insurers

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

Report: Health Insurance Exchange Suffered Dozens of Breaches

Data Breach Today

Cyber-Insurance Fail: Most Businesses Lack Ransomware Coverage

Dark Reading

Even among businesses with cyber insurance, they lack coverage for basic costs of many cyberattacks, according to a BlackBerry survey

UK Insurer Recovering From Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

based insurance firm One Call says its systems were disrupted by a ransomware attack May 13 and it's still working to restore them. Local Newspaper Says DarkSide Gang Suspected to Be Involved The U.K.-based

Two States Enact Insurance Data Security Laws

Hunton Privacy

In April 2022, two states enacted insurance data security legislation based on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”) Insurance Data Security Model Law (MDL-668). Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Information Security U.S.

Health Insurer Sues Accellion in Wake of Hacking Incident

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Ransomware Attack Hits Asian Unit of Insurer AXA

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Avaddon Ransomware Gang Claims Responsibility Asia Assistance, a subsidiary of Paris-based multinational insurance company AXA, was hit by a ransomware attack that affected its IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, the company reports

The Future of Cyber Insurance

Dark Reading

Having cyber insurance is a good idea if the costs make sense — it could be the difference between going out of business and staying afloat. But it shouldn't be your first course of action

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.,

Insurance Fraud is Evolving: So Must Our Response

Data Breach Today

Dennis Toomey explains why the industry must turn not only to sophisticated tools and technologies, but also unite around a strategy based on collaboration - in order to tackle insurance fraud

3 ways to modernize legacy insurance systems

DXC

Many insurance companies are suffering from the negative effects of historically low interest rates in a low-growth business environment. A recent Computer Economics report shows the urgency for insurers […].

3 ways to modernize legacy insurance systems

DXC

by Jeff Williams Many insurance companies are suffering from the negative effects of historically low interest rates in a low-growth business environment. The post 3 ways to modernize legacy insurance systems appeared first on DXC Blogs.

Ransomware Scourge Drives Price Hikes in Cyber Insurance

Dark Reading

Cybersecurity insurance costs are rising, and insurers are likely to demand more direct access to organizational metrics and measures to make more accurate risk assessments

As Ransomware Booms, Are Cyber Insurers Getting Cold Feet?

Data Breach Today

Expect to See Extortion and Social Engineering Attacks Excluded From More Policies Are insurers getting cold feet over covering losses to ransomware?

Cyber Insurance and the Changing Global Risk Environment

Security Affairs

When security fails, cyber insurance can become crucial for ensuring continuity. Our reliance on digital technology and the inherited risk is a key driving factor for buying cyber risk insurance. When security fails, cyber insurance can become crucial for ensuring continuity.

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.

Kids’ Health Insurer’s Website Vulnerable for 7 Years

Data Breach Today

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.

Why Cyber Insurance is Essential in 2022

IT Governance

One of the most common ways to mitigate the risk of a cyber security incident is cyber insurance. These activities aren’t typically included in standard business insurance policies, which tend to only cover costs related to technical issues, such as corrupted hard drives and lost devices.

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

3 ways to modernize legacy insurance systems

DXC

Many insurance companies are suffering from the negative effects of historically low interest rates in a low-growth business environment. A recent Computer Economics report shows the urgency for insurers […].

Resilience CEO on White House Meeting, Cyber Insurance

Data Breach Today

25, President Joe Biden invited about 25 technology, insurance, finance and education executives to the White House to discuss pressing cybersecurity issues such as supply chain and critical infrastructure. Vishaal Hariprasad Also Address How Ransomware Is Changing Security On Aug.

How Much Cyber Liability Insurance Do You Need?

IT Governance

Cyber liability insurance helps organisations cover the financial costs of a data breach. Without insurance, organisations spend £3.6 By purchasing cyber liability insurance, organisations gain the resources they need at a fraction of the cost. What does cyber insurance include?

Wanted: More insurance innovation

CGI

Wanted: More insurance innovation. This CGI blog post discusses the need and opportunities for insurers to drive more innovation. dharini.s@cgi.com. Tue, 06/15/2021 - 07:04

Merck Wins Insurance Lawsuit re NotPetya Attack

Schneier on Security

The insurance company Ace American has to pay for the losses: On 6th December 2021, the New Jersey Superior Court granted partial summary judgment (attached) in favour of Merck and International Indemnity, declaring that the War or Hostile Acts exclusion was inapplicable to the dispute.

Cyber Insurers Pull Back Amid Increase in Cyber Attacks, Costs

eSecurity Planet

The explosion of ransomware and similar cyber incidents along with rising associated costs is convincing a growing number of insurance companies to raise the premiums on their cyber insurance policies or reduce coverage, moves that could further squeeze organizations under siege from hackers.