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Marsh develops new cyber suite for business interruption risks

19th April 2018

Re/insurance broker and risk management solutions firm Marsh has committed to addressing the growing threat of business interruption (BI) from cyber-attacks with the launch of a suite of new and enhanced risk analytics and insurance solutions. Demand for BI solutions has grown in response to high-profile cyber events like the WannaCry ... Read the full article

Hannover Re’s Ari Chatterjee named CUO of Envelop Risk

19th April 2018

Envelop Risk, a recently launched global specialty cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, has appointed cyber risk expert Aritra (Ari) Chatterjee from Hannover Re as its Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO). Launched on Monday, Envelop Risk provides cyber risk underwriting to insurers and reinsurers, and partners with cyber security companies to deliver ... Read the full article

Cyber remains top enterprise risk management priority: A.M. Best

18th April 2018

A.M. Best has reported that the assessment of cyber risk continues to remain a top enterprise risk management (ERM) priority for insurers and reinsurers, as InsurTech innovations have required companies to continually expand and enhance their risk management capabilities. The report contends that, as companies try to keep up with the ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson partners with IBM Security on cyber services

17th April 2018

Willis Towers Watson has announced that it plans to enhance its global cybersecurity risk advisory services by integrating IBM Security’s suite of cyber features. Insurance and reinsurance broker Willis believes the collaboration will allow its clients to more holistically assess cyber threats, which will facilitate more effective risk transfer and overall ... Read the full article

AXIS establishes Cyber Center of Excellence

16th April 2018

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced the launch of the AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence, a project which aims to develop products and solutions for mitigating cyber threats associated with companies’ tangible and intangible assets. Led by Dan Trueman, Global Head of Cyber at AXIS, the new center will address the ... Read the full article

Specialty cyber analytics and underwriting firm, Envelop Risk launches

16th April 2018

A new global specialty cyber insurance analytics and underwriting company has launched, called Envelop Risk. Envelop Risk announced the launch of its business at the RSA conference in San Francisco, explaining that it provides cyber risk underwriting to insurers and reinsurers, and partners with cyber security companies to deliver bespoke cyber ... Read the full article

Barbican teams up with cyber specialists on ‘One-Step-Ahead’ resilience product

13th April 2018

Barbican Insurance Group has developed a new cyber resilience product in collaboration with specialists TSC Advantage and FICO, called Barbican Cyber ‘One-Step-Ahead’ (OSA). OSA combines software components, on- and off-site training, and detailed evaluation and recommendation reports to help insured organisations assess and improve their overall cyber security measures. Barbican has structured ... Read the full article

Endeavour introduces cyber coverage for physical damage to manufacturers

12th April 2018

Endeavour Insurance Services, a Delegated Authority Specialist and Lloyd’s Broker, has launched a new cyber security product that protects manufacturers from physical damage related to cyber attacks. The new programme, called Ensconce, targets new risks that are arising out of increasingly automated manufacturing processes and the internet of things (IOT), which ... Read the full article

TransRe promotes Geary to head of Cyber Liability team

10th April 2018

TransRe has announced that Elizabeth Geary has been appointed leader of its global Cyber Liability team, replacing recently departed cyber risk head Kara Owens. In her new role, Geary will oversee TransRe’s existing cyber business, and manage all risk analytics relating to cyber exposures. She will also support the development of new ... Read the full article

ISO’s cyber insurance programme implemented in 42 states and U.S. territories 

9th April 2018

Verisk ISO's new cyber insurance programme, which features rating information and advisory loss costs along with an array of cover options, has been implemented in 42 states and U.S. territories. The programme is designed to help insurance companies expand into the growing cyber market, which is forecast by Verisk analytics to ... Read the full article

Specialty re/insurers explore avenues into energy sector cyber cover

5th April 2018

Growing cyber threats to the U.S. power grid have led specialty re/insurers in the energy/utility sector to explore avenues to leverage their industry knowledge into areas of profitable - but conservative and controlled - growth in cyber, according to A.M. Best. For the utility sector the threat of cyber attacks has ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine Kiln partners on new cyber security offering

3rd April 2018

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has launched a new insurance and services policy in conjunction with intelligence experts XCYber and Sytorus, which will protect clients from cyber-attacks and offer consultancy on the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May. The new product, called Cyber Ctrl, ... Read the full article

XL Catlin and RedSeal launch risk analysis tool for cyber insurers

29th March 2018

Insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin and RedSeal have launched a risk analysis tool for cyber insurers with a dynamic measure of resilience to gauge risk and improve cybersecurity and insurance terms. The risk analysis objectively measures a network's resilience to help underwriters more thoroughly evaluate their clients’ risks over time, while ... Read the full article

Markel hires Kara Owens from TransRe to lead global cyber

28th March 2018

Markel Corporation has named Kara Owens as Managing Director of its Global Cyber Executive, set to head up the firm's enterprise-wide cyber liability strategy and develop best practices for cyber re/insurance products in all Markel divisions with underwriting teams. In her new role, Owens will be based in New York and ... Read the full article

CyberCube Analytics launches cyber risk modelling platform

26th March 2018

CyberCube Analytics, which is backed by investment from Trident Capital Cybersecurity and technology from Symantec Corporation, recently announced the launch of its first product, a new cyber risk modelling platform. CyberCube has announced the availability of its risk-modelling platform, which processes terabytes of unique data sets and applies multidisciplinary analytic methods. Alberto ... Read the full article

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