Insurer Chubb Investigating 'Security Incident'

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Maze Gang Claims Insurer Is a Victim, Emsisoft Reports Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft

First American Title Insurance Co. Faces Charges in NY

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Company Could Be Fined $1,000 for Each Violation of State Cybersecurity Law The New York State Department of Financial Services has filed civil charges against First American Title Insurance Co.,

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Target Sues Insurer Over 2013 Data Breach Costs

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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., in an attempt to recoup money it spent to replace payment cards as part of settlements over the retailer's massive 2013 data breach. Find out how much money the company is seeking

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.

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?

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

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.

10 ways insurers can — and should — adapt their business models now

DXC

The insurance industry is in the midst of a brutal stress test, due to the current environment. Some insurance products may become uneconomical. And many insurers will come under pressure to reduce their spending. Insurance

SMBs and Cyber Insurance – Third Certainty #27

Adam Levin

With the average cost of a data breach exceeding three million dollars, cyber insurance has become a necessity for SMBs. The post SMBs and Cyber Insurance – Third Certainty #27 appeared first on Adam Levin.

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.

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

What You Need to Know About Cyber Insurance Coverage

InfoGoTo

One thing that can mitigate this risk is cyber insurance. Benefits of Cyber Insurance. A cyber insurance policy is a great line of defense that can minimize or defray the costs associated with negative IT-related security events, such as: Incident response activities.

How Cyber Insurance Is Changing in the GDPR Era

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Privacy Breach Claims Are Rising, Says Thomas Clayton of Zurich Insurance Although the EU's General Data Protection Regulation only went into full effect on May 25, its mandatory privacy breach notifications are already having an effect on the cyber insurance marketplace, says Thomas Clayton of Zurich Insurance

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

Do Ransomware Attackers Single Out Cyber Insurance Holders?

Data Breach Today

Security Experts Express Skepticism That Criminals Would Bother Do criminal organizations prefer to target organizations that hold cyber insurance policies? A ProPublica report suggests that because cyber insurance policyholders are more likely to pay ransoms, they're a more frequent target. But some cybersecurity experts have expressed skepticism

Cybersecurity Insurance

Schneier on Security

Good article about how difficult it is to insure an organization against Internet attacks, and how expensive the insurance is. Typically in insurance we use the past as prediction for the future, and in cyber that's very difficult to do because no two incidents are alike," said Lori Bailey, global head of cyberrisk for the Zurich Insurance Group. In my new book -- out in September -- I write: There are challenges to creating these new insurance products.

Cyber Insurance: Important Lessons for New Markets

Data Breach Today

One of the major challenges for CISOs is on deciding the indemnity limit for cyber insurance, says Bhishma Maheshwari, executive vice president at Marsh India

Chinese Men Charged With Hacking Health Insurer Anthem

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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

Norsk Hydro Breach: Update on Insurance Coverage

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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

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.

GUEST ESSAY: Skeptical about buying life insurance online? Here’s how to do it — securely

The Last Watchdog

Purchasing life insurance once meant going to an insurer’s office or booking an appointment with an insurance agent. Today’s generation is used to getting everything done fast and easy, so life insurance providers had to get with the times and cover all customers’ needs and requirements. Now everyone has the possibility to purchase life insurance from the comfort of their home by simply going online and looking for the policies that will fit their needs.

Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG) insurance giant discloses ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Gallagher (AJG) insurance giant disclosed a ransomware attack, the security breach took place on Saturday. Gallagher (AJG) global insurance brokerage firm confirmed that it was his with a ransomware attack on Saturday, September 26. US-based Arthur J.

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

Dark Reading

A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases

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

Two Years on from GDPR: Has It Driven Growth in Cybersecurity Insurance?

Dark Reading

Whilst GDPR has put the spotlight on data privacy and cyber issues, there are other more prominent trends that are driving a greater take-up of cyber insurance, says Ben Maidment, Class Underwriter - Cyber, Physical & Technology at Brit Insurance

Judge Rules Insurer Must Pay for Ransomware Damage

Data Breach Today

Coverage Required Because Attack Caused 'Physical Loss or Damage' A federal judge has ruled that an insurer providing a "business owner's insurance policy" to a company that sustained a ransomware attack and was forced to replace most of its IT infrastructure must pay for the damages the security incident caused

Apple, Cisco Strike Partnerships for Cyber Insurance

Data Breach Today

Policies Offer Incentives for Good Information Security Practices Apple and Cisco say they've partnered with insurers Aon and Allianz to offer cyber insurance policies for organizations that meet best security practices and use products from the technology companies. The partnership follows increasing interest in cyber insurance as a hedge against hacking risks

Cybersecurity Insurance: How Underwriting Is Changing

Data Breach Today

Cybersecurity insurers, faced with growing demand, are looking for new ways to better measure their risks, says Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO of SecurityScorecard. So some are moving toward more carefully scrutinizing the cybersecurity postures of their potential clients

GUEST ESSAY: Cyber insurance 101 — for any business operating in today’s digital environment

The Last Watchdog

To help mitigate the risk of financial losses, more companies are turning to cyber insurance. Related: Bots attack business logic Cyber insurance, like other forms of business insurance, is a way for companies to transfer some of numerous potential liability hits associated specifically with IT infrastructure and IT activities. Some coverage is inherently added to any cyber insurance policy.

8 Top Cyber Insurance Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Cyber insurance is one more way to manage cybersecurity risk. Here are the top cyber insurance vendors that can help

Fraud Thrives in a Crisis - Why The Insurance Community Needs to Stay Vigilant

Data Breach Today

The insurance community is bracing itself for a rise in the direct cost of claims - ranging from life insurance, to event cancellations and travel insurance Alongside the sad and vast expense of legitimate claims, it is an unfortunate fact that in times of economic hardship, people have a history of taking any opportunity to exploit financial institutions for ill-gotten gain

Will the Pandemic Complicate Cyber Insurance Claims?

Dark Reading

While quarantined workers are keeping safe at home, they could be jeopardizing your insurance policy

Artificial Intelligence Is Set to Rewrite the Rules of Insurance

InfoGoTo

Few industries stand to gain as much by adopting artificial intelligence as insurance. Insurance companies rarely relate to their customers other than at the time of the claim, so making that experience as simple and productive as possible is key to customer retention. Fraud is a major problem for insurers, accounting for 10% of all claims expenditures in some regions. Other insurers are experimenting with discounts tied to the use of fitness trackers and heart monitors.

Property and Casualty Insurance needs modernizing

OpenText Information Management

Last year when I was in the process of buying a new house for my family, a home owners insurance company approached me and offered a good insurance policy. It was about the same price as others … The post Property and Casualty Insurance needs modernizing appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Business Process Management Information Management case management Insurance OpenText Process Suite 16 P&C insurance Property and Casualty Insurance

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. Business IG News Information Governance information privacy information security Privacy Risk News Security Daniel Solove Insurance Kimberly Horn Ransomware Teach Privacy

60% of Businesses Plan to Spend More on Cyber Insurance

Dark Reading

New data reveals 65% of SMEs plan to invest more in cyber insurance, compared with 58% of large enterprises

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

How technology and professional trends are shaking up insurance

DXC

These trends resonate strongly across the insurance industry, which has undergone significant change […]. Insurance digital trendsAt the start of the year, DXC Technology issued its 2020 predictions for the future of work, which show renewed focus on technology to drive growth while ensuring the right environment for the teams and leaders to take companies into the future.

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