Cybersecurity Insurance: Has It's Time Come?

Data Breach Today

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

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

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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 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.

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."

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.

Ransomware Attack Hits Asian Unit of Insurer AXA

Data Breach Today

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

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.

Health Insurer Sues Accellion in Wake of Hacking Incident

Data Breach Today

Centene Corp.

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

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 […].

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.,

Kids’ Health Insurer’s Website Vulnerable for 7 Years

Data Breach Today

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.

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?

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.

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.

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

Utilizing Data Opportunities and Risks in Insurance to Protect Customers and Drive Greater Differentiation

Data Breach Today

Insurers Have a Great Opportunity to Become Guardians of Customer Data Greater data-sharing opportunities and collaboration makes it easier to identify and understand good customers, not just the bad

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.,

Blackbaud Expects Cyber Insurer Will Cover Most Attack Costs

Data Breach Today

Early adopter in a laggard industry: Accelerating tech innovation in insurance

OpenText Information Management

In an industry generally known for slow adoption of technology, one insurance business discovered that the COVID-19 pandemic provided the catalyst it needed to prioritize digital transformation.

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

Insurance firm CNA discloses data breach after March ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Insurance giant CNA notifies customers of a data breach after the Phoenix CryptoLocker ransomware attack suffered in March. US insurance giant CNA is notifying customers of a data breach after the ransomware attack that it suffered in March.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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 […]. Digital Transformation Insurance

NAIC Insurance Data Security Law Annual Certifications: Is Yours Due By February 15?

Data Matters

Most cybersecurity professionals are aware of the New York Department of Financial Service’s requirement imposed on DFS-licensed entities to certify their cybersecurity program’s compliance on an annual basis (by April 15th of each year), but less well known is that numerous other states impose similar requirements on regulated insurance entities and that deadline for many states is coming up on February 15, 2021.

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. Insurance digital trends

Insurance giant CNA Financial paid a $40 million ransom

Security Affairs

The US insurance giant CNA Financial reportedly paid a $40 million ransom to restore access to its files following a ransomware attack. According to Bloomberg , CNA Financial opted to pay the ransom two weeks after the security breach because it was not able to restore its operations.

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.

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.

[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.