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."

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.,

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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.

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. Digital … The post Achieving digital transformation in the insurance industry appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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.

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

Norsk Hydro Breach: Update on Insurance Coverage

Data Breach Today

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

Insurance Giant Chubb Might Be Ransomware Victim

Dark Reading

A ransomware operator claims to have successfully attacked Chubb Insurance databases

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. In my new book -- out in September -- I write: There are challenges to creating these new insurance products. There are two basic models for insurance.

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. Why do some companies lag on addressing security issues?

Chinese Men Charged With Hacking Health Insurer Anthem

Data Breach Today

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

Krebs on Security

The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. based First American is a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services to the real estate and mortgage industries.

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

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

Risky business: Why a rapidly changing insurance landscape necessitates a bold approach

DXC Technology

The business of insurance is to define, evaluate and mitigate risk. But risk is becoming less predictable, and customer expectations for the purchase and delivery of insurance are changing. InsuranceThat puts added pressure on the industry to appropriately assess and cover risk, while also taking advantage of the growing opportunities that result from changing global […].

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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

Insurance Occurrence Assurance?

Andrew Hay

Though the breaches are concerning, the real story is that the financial institution suing its insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses. This, unfortunately, is the nature of insurance. News ciso cyber insurance cyber security insurance security security program

How to Save on Cyber Insurance and Be Harder to Hack

Adam Levin

Cyber insurance is still evolving, and as such you can still get good deals even if your cybersecurity is not completely up to snuff. Insurance often moves in lockstep with regulation. The post How to Save on Cyber Insurance and Be Harder to Hack appeared first on Adam Levin.

A Lawyer's Guide to Cyber Insurance: 4 Basic Tips

Dark Reading

The time to read the fine print in your cybersecurity insurance policy is before you sign on the dotted line

New Orleans to Boost Cyber Insurance to $10M Post-Ransomware

Dark Reading

Mayor LaToya Cantrell anticipates the recent cyberattack to exceed its current $3 million cyber 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.

American Insurance firm State Farm victim of credential stuffing attacks

Security Affairs

The American group of insurance and financial services companies State Farm disclosed a credential stuffing attack it has suffered in July. The insurance firm is notifying the impacted customers, but it did not disclose the number of affected users.

Expanding Through M&A in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Yet even as insurance companies lean on M&A for growth, every insurance company requires a more comprehensive program to achieve its growth targets. — To learn what else is driving growth, productivity, and efficiency, download our new guide: 2018 State of the Insurance Industry. M&A is always on the table, as it can provide quicker access to more customers through geographic expansion, as well as new business lines and capabilities.

[Guide] 2018 State of the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Creating value for customers, employees, partners, and shareholders has always been the core objective of insurance companies. Our new guide highlights the: State of the insurance industry based on our own insights, as well as those from leaders in the space. Most significant challenges diversified insurance, life insurance, and property and casualty insurance companies face and how they are solving them.

MongoDB Leak Exposed Millions of Medical Insurance Records

Threatpost

Millions of records containing personal information and medical insurance data were exposed by a database belonging to insurance marketing website MedicareSupplement.com.

Embracing Strategic Initiatives in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Today, insurance companies remain heavily focused on growth, productivity, and efficiency. The answers to these big questions lie in the strategic initiatives that insurance companies must embrace to move their business forward. To learn about them, download our new guide: 2018 State of the Insurance Industry. That is, how can they generate more revenue and increase profitability? How can they get a bigger piece of the pie in a market that offers customers so many options?

Redefining insurance claims service in the digital age

DXC Technology

For both of these insureds, the world has just spun out of control. And now, in the midst of this upheaval, each of them must also file an insurance claim. Insurance digital claimsA high wind just brought a tree down on a customer’s house. Meanwhile, another customer watches helplessly as his basement fills with water. For many […].

Episode 158: How NotPetya has Insurers grappling with Systemic Cyber Risk

The Security Ledger

We talk to Bruce McDonnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding. We talk to Bruce McConnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding.

Transforming With Optimism in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Mario Greco, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, sat down with CNBC following the release of the company’s Q4 2017 earnings. Even after a year full of natural disasters (2017 happens to be the costliest year on record for the global insurance industry) and the potential financial burden (i.e., more claims) that climate change can place on insurers moving forward, the overall feeling about the future is optimistic.