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Insurance Broker Notifying 1.5 Million of Health Info Hack

Data Breach Today

California Firm Said August Attack Affected Clients' Data A California insurance broker that handles employee benefits, workers' compensation and property liability is notifying more than 1.5

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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.

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Cyber Insurers Pledge to Help Reduce Ransom Payments

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Firms Back New Guidance for Victims From UK's National Cyber Security Centre A coalition of cyber insurance associations has pledged to back fresh government cybersecurity guidance designed to help victims avoid ever paying a ransom, as part of an ongoing push to reduce ransomware's profitability for criminals in part by improving organizations' resilience (..)

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Changing Data Quantification in Security Insurance

Data Breach Today

Lynn Peachey, the director of business development at Arete Incident Response, says that insurance companies have made "a pretty quick turnaround in terms of trying to respond to the ransomware epidemic." She discusses the changes they are making, which include leveraging data quantification.

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News Alert: QBE North America launches new cyber insurance program with Converge

The Last Watchdog

New York, NY, July 27, 2023 – QBE North America today announced the launch of a cyber insurance program with new MGA, Converge, acting as program administrator. The program will be broken down into two separate distribution structures, each with a distinct revenue focus and cyber security data access formation.

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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.

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ISMG Editors’ Panel: Cyber Insurance; Ransomware Update

Data Breach Today

Also: Debating the Issue of Banning Ransom Payments In this week's panel discussion, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss cyber insurance, persistent ransomware attacks and whether ransom payments should be banned.

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