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." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft

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.

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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., 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

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

Cyber insurance: A guide for businesses

IT Governance

Cyber threats are so numerous that it’s impossible to prevent security incidents altogether. 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?

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. ” “It is assumed the fraud ring behind this possesses a substantial PII database to submit the volume of applications observed thus far,” the Secret Service warned.

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.

What You Need to Know About Cyber Insurance Coverage

InfoGoTo

This constant exposure has created so-called “breach fatigue,” where people are no longer surprised by the security gaffes they hear about in the news and end up taking it all in stride. One thing that can mitigate this risk is cyber insurance. Benefits of Cyber 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

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.

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 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

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

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.

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

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. The policy was good in that it covered the home against the damages, theft and other usual risks. It was about the same price as others … The post Property and Casualty Insurance needs modernizing appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

[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. While expectations are increasing, it is becoming more challenging to establish and retain relationships, and grow at more profitable levels. Our new guide highlights the: State of the insurance industry based on our own insights, as well as those from leaders in the space.

Expanding Through M&A in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

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. It’s also a way to reinforce a company’s innovation strategy. Yet even as insurance companies lean on M&A for growth, every insurance company requires a more comprehensive program to achieve its growth targets.

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?

How technology and professional trends are shaking up insurance

DXC

At 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. These trends resonate strongly across the insurance industry, which has undergone significant change […]. Insurance digital trends

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. He shared his views on how the industry is doing as a whole, as well as how Zurich is maintaining its leadership position in such a competitive environment. It’s something that we’ve been waiting for a long time. It is exciting. It’s happening very, very fast, and very quickly,” Greco said.

Enabling Key Stakeholders in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Ensuring that agents and brokers have the best tools to evaluate and close opportunities can be a real differentiator for insurance companies. It’s about risk selection and pricing, and we’ve been a pioneer for a long time in not just data analytics but delivering that data and analytics to the screen of the local underwriter at the point of sale.”.

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. It employs some 18,000 people and brought in more than $5.7 It’s not yet clear how long the site remained in its promiscuous state.

Survey data shows insurance consumers are clamoring for better digital experiences

DXC

That’s certainly true when it comes to insurance, as evidenced by the findings of our recent consumer survey. Based on responses from more than 2,000 individuals in the United States, the 2020 DXC Insurance Survey Report presents […]. The post Survey data shows insurance consumers are clamoring for better digital experiences appeared first on DXC Blogs. Digital Transformation Insurance

What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Insurance?

Cllax

That means when there’s an auto accident, each party’s insurance covers their medical expenses. That coverage is known as personal injury protection insurance. The post What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Insurance? first appeared on Cllax - Top of IT.

Investing in Technology Across the Board in Insurance

Perficient Data & Analytics

But equally important is technology that sits in corporate IT to promote operational efficiency. — To learn what else is driving growth, productivity, and efficiency, download our new guide: 2018 State of the Insurance Industry. Technology investment is an essential component of most strategic growth and operational efficiency initiatives. Technology comes in two parts. There’s the front-end technology that customers experience.

The Evolution of Health IT is Affecting How People Think of Benefits and Insurance

InfoGoTo

The healthcare industry has increased access to health services and patient data with advances in health IT. These advances are impacting insurance benefit offerings. News Amazon healthcare industry insurance benefit offeringsOne example is with recent Amazon Alexa updates where PHI can be communicated through Alexa in a HIPAA compliant way. Read more here.

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

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. From the article: In its lawsuit (PDF), National Bank says it had an insurance policy with Everest National Insurance Company for two types of coverage or “riders” to protect it against cybercrime losses. This, unfortunately, is the nature of insurance.

Arron Banks, the insurers and my strange data trail

The Guardian Data Protection

Carole Cadwalladr just wanted to insure her car. How did it get there? If a 29-year-old Peugeot 309 is the answer, it’s fair to wonder: what on earth is the question? In fact, I had no idea about either the question or the answer when I submitted a “subject access request” to Eldon Insurance Services in December last year. Data protection Data and computer security Brexit Cambridge Analytica Insurance industry Insurance Twitter Internet

Spurring Growth Initiatives Through Tax Reform in Insurance

Perficient Data & Analytics

Recent months have seen many discussions and questions about tax reform and its impact on the industry as a whole. has created a jubilant atmosphere, as the rates are generally expected to boost earnings and investments for many insurers. This investment is meant to “accelerate a culture of learning and innovation” and help it compete in the “21st century digital workplace.”.

Attracting and Cultivating Customers in the Insurance Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

When speaking of customer experience, one typically thinks of the technology customers interact with, be it a website or a mobile app. Is it easy to request a new quote? In a digital and mobile era, insurance companies must cater to customers’ demands and expectations by providing fast and frequent communication, access to more digestible and transparent information, and, of course, convenience.

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. Cyber Catalyst by Marsh, launched earlier this year, convened cyber insurers Allianz, AXIS, AXA XL, Beazley, CFC, Munich […].

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 American group of insurance and financial services companies State Farm revealed that it was the victim of 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.

Michigan Adopts National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Matters

On December 28, 2018, Michigan adopted the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law in the form of Michigan H.B. By doing so, Michigan joins Ohio and South Carolina as the third state to adopt the Model Law and the fifth state – along with Connecticut and New York – to have enacted cybersecurity regulations focused on insurance companies. This means all insurers, agencies, and brokers doing business in Michigan are covered.

Ohio Adopts National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Matters

On December 19, 2018, Ohio adopted the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law. By doing so, Ohio joins South Carolina as the second state to have adopted the Model Law and the fourth state – along with Connecticut and New York – to have enacted cybersecurity regulations for insurance companies. This means all insurers, agencies, and brokers doing business in Ohio are covered.

New Hampshire Governor Signs Insurance Data Security Law

Hunton Privacy

On August 2, 2019, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law SB 194 (the “Bill”), which requires insurers licensed in the state (“licensees”) to put in place data security programs and report cybersecurity events. identified risks” and, among other enumerated requirements, be designed to “define and periodically reevaluate a schedule for retention of nonpublic information and a mechanism for its destruction when no longer needed.”.

Hunton Insurance Head Comments on Hotel Data Breach Coverage Dispute

Hunton Privacy

As reported on the Insurance Recovery Blog , Hunton Andrews Kurth insurance practice head Walter Andrews recently commented to the Global Data Review regarding the infirmities underlying an Orlando, Florida federal district court’s ruling that an insurer does not have to defend its insured for damage caused by a third-party data breach. To me, it’s clear that there were two reasonable interpretations of the insurance policy here.”.

Group-IB and CryptoIns introduce the world’s first insurance against cyber threats for cryptocurrency exchanges

Security Affairs

Group-IB and Swiss insurance broker ASPIS that owns CryptoIns project, have developed the world’s first scoring model for assessing cryptocurrency exchanges. Group-IB, an international company that specializes in preventing cyber attacks, and a Swiss insurance broker ASPIS SA that owns CryptoIns project, have developed the world’s first scoring model for assessing cryptocurrency exchanges cybersecurity, allowing the exchanges’ clients to ensure their assets.

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. Related Stories Episode 155: Disinformation is a Cyber Weapon and APTs warm to Mobile Malware Podcast Episode 117: Insurance Industry Confronts Silent Cyber Risk, Converged Threats NotPetya Horror Story Highlights Need for Holistic Security. We talk to Bruce McConnell of the East West Institute about how insurers are responding.