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Generali partners with Accenture, Vodafone Business on cyber solutions

15th December 2021 - Author: Charlie Wood

Generali has joined forces with Accenture and Vodafone Business on the creation of cyber insurance services designed to help corporate and SMEs clients more effectively recognize, respond to and recover from cybersecurity threats and incidents.

generaliThe initiative includes cyber risk assessments, phishing simulations and learning programs.

The new services are aligned to the “Generali 2021” strategic plan, aimed at strengthening Gthe Italian firm’s ambitions.

As global cybersecurity provider, Accenture will offer Generali’s customers cyber risk assessments and provide responses to cyber incidents.

Accenture will also provide Generali’s cyber insurance underwriters with access to its Security Academy platform, which offers learning programs.

Vodafone Business will focus on the SME market, providing both Post-Breach Incident response services, as well as managing the contractual relationship with the insured.

In addition, Europ Assistance will provide global coordination and serve as a contact point for both Corporate and SME customers, offering 24/7 front line support to help clients identify cyber incidents and activate the right resolution services.

“Technology, consumer needs and cyber risks evolve rapidly, and the insurance industry must accelerate to embrace new digital opportunities and respond to increasing cybersecurity needs,” said Bruno Scaroni, Generali Group Chief Transformation Officer.

“As part of our ‘Generali 2021’ strategic plan, we have allocated over one billion euros to boost the Group’s innovation and digital transformation in order to address these very needs.Building on the strategic collaboration with Accenture and Vodafone Business, Generali will be able to help its corporate and SME customers understand their risk profile and define the best cyber insurance solutions.”

Paolo Dal Cin, Accenture Security lead for Europe, said, “Cyber risks and threats vary by industry and from one region to the next.

“Our approach is to bring together the right technology and talent to fit specific industries to help clients be more resilient,” said “This collaboration with Generali and Vodafone Business demonstrates our capability to develop global solutions that truly address local needs.”

Andrzej Kawalec, Head of Cybersecurity at Vodafone Business added, “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Generali and Accenture. By leveraging our existing relationship with Accenture, we are able to offer small and medium-sized enterprises an unrivalled range of security services across the globe. Working together with Generali and embedding these services into their cyber insurance solutions portfolio offers customers the reassurance that they can respond to the rapidly evolving threat landscape.”

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