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

Insurer CNA Disconnects Systems After 'Cybersecurity Attack'

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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

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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."

Health Insurer Sues Accellion in Wake of Hacking Incident

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Kids’ Health Insurer’s Website Vulnerable for 7 Years

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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.,

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.

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 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.

First American Title Insurance Co. Faces Charges in NY

Data Breach Today

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.,

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

Blackbaud Expects Cyber Insurer Will Cover Most Attack Costs

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Crooks stole driver’s license numbers from Geico auto insurer

Security Affairs

Car insurance provider Geico has suffered a data breach, attackers have stolen the driver’s licenses for policyholders for several weeks. Geico, the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S.,

The Double-Edged Sword of Cybersecurity Insurance

Dark Reading

With ransomware on the rise, more organizations are opting to purchase cyber insurance -- tipping off criminals about how much to demand for access back to pilfered systems and data

How Cyber Insurance Is Changing in the GDPR Era

Data Breach Today

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

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

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

Why consumer education is needed in the digital insurance age

DXC

For the insurance sector, this has brought forth both new market opportunities and new market confusion. The insurance sector has leveraged digital for new ways of working, and that has proven to be especially valuable in light of […]. Insurance digital insurance

Insurer Races to Fix Security Flaws After Whistleblower Alert

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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Do Ransomware Attackers Single Out Cyber Insurance Holders?

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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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

Will the Pandemic Complicate Cyber Insurance Claims?

Dark Reading

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

Percayso Inform – powering data-driven innovation for the insurance industry.

Information Matters

Finding new ways to use data and technology to transform this multi-billion pound industry is helping insurers and brokers Read more. The post Percayso Inform – powering data-driven innovation for the insurance industry.

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

Dark Reading

A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases

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

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?

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.

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

ThingCo – driving change for motor insurers

Information Matters

Telematics solutions for the motor insurance sector are not new. The post ThingCo – driving change for motor insurers appeared first on Information Matters.