The impact of cyber insurance on cybercrime as a whole

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While companies seek to protect themselves against losses from digital attacks, policies aren’t solving the problem. If there is anything that companies have had to come to accept, it is that cybercrime is real and one of the best ways that they are able to protect themselves against the losses associated with those digital attacks is through cyber insurance. However, the coverage is currently dealing only with the symptoms of the issue and not the problem, itself. At the same time that companies are using cyber insurance to protect themselves…

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Cyber liability insurance is experiencing a rapid evolution

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As high profile data breaches become headlines on a regular basis, awareness of this coverage is expanding. The risk of a data breach is rapidly on the rise and as it is coming to the point that no one feels safe from this potential problem, awareness of cyber liability insurance is climbing as well, and the result has been a rapidly evolving coverage sector. The latest estimates are that the data breach at JPMorgan Chase could impact 76 million households. As the risk rises and as it is continually in…

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Should More States Help Agents Find Insurance Leads?

Last month, California made headlines when Covered California handed out thousands of consumer’s information to insurance agents without their expressed interest to be contacted. According to LA Times reporter Chad Terhune, the names given were of people who had signed up on the Covered California website, but had not finished the enrollment process. Was this an act of assistance on the part of the state or a complete breach of privacy? The larger question is “should other states follow suit?” Why Use an Insurance Lead Company? Generally, insurance agents find…

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Cyber risk insurance becoming a concern for businesses

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Cyber risk insurance may help companies protect themselves Cyber security is beginning to be a major concern in the U.S., according to a new study published by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. As the world of business becomes more accommodating of emerging technologies, the possibility of cyber attacks is becoming more pronounced. Data breach can cause serious damage to a company both in terms of finance and reputation, leading many businesses to seek out cyber risk insurance coverage. This coverage is designed to protect companies from malicious cyber attacks.…

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Corporations may be hiding information on cyberattacks from investors and the SEC

Large corporations may be keeping cyberattacks a secret from investors and the public, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In October of last year, the agency released documentation that outlined the necessary measures corporations must take if they have been the target of an attack. The document outlined reporting procedures for such events, but the agency suspects that companies have not taken these requirements to heart for the sake of their businesses. Since October, a scant few corporations have followed the reporting procedures outlined by the SEC, despite…

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Willis Group claims captive insurance companies could be key to future of insurance industry resiliency

The global insurance industry is undergoing extreme change. The change is brought on by the rapidly evolving risks that the industry is facing. As risk changes, insurers are feeling pressure to become more adaptive and resilient against emerging threats. The Willis Groups, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers, believes that captive insurance companies could be the key to weathering the storms of the future. Joe Plumeri, CEO of the Willis Group, attending this year’s World Captive Forum in Miami, Florida, highlighted the usefulness of captives to insurers around the…

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Hackers steal source code from Symantec – cyber security again highlighted by insurers

Acclaimed Internet security company Symantec has announced that the source code for its popular pcAnywhere program has been stolen by hackers. The company has issued a warning encouraging consumers to discontinue use of all Norton Antivirus, Internet Security and SystemWorks programs including pcAnywhere while they are fixing the bugs. Earlier this month, fabled hacker group Anonymous claimed that the company’s source code for these security programs had been compromised. After investigating the matter, Symantec has acknowledged that this is, in fact, the case. The issue can quickly turn into an…

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WillisWire report highlights the emerging risks facing the global insurance industry

The global insurance industry has been facing many threats in recent years, the majority of which coming from unpredictable natural disasters. The world is changing at a rapid pace in terms of technology, environment and crime and as each of these fields advances, new threats emerge that could destabilize the industry as a whole. Willis Group Holdings, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers, has launched a new website that seeks to document these risks. The site is called WillisWire and will play host to a number of surveys and…

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EU to introduce tough rules regarding data use and protection

The European Union is preparing to propose new regulations concerning how corporations use the personal data of Internet users this week. The new rules could have a major impact on companies like Google and Facebook as they would put staunch limits on how they use the information of the people that use their services. Viciane Reading, vice president of the European Commission, a branch of the EU, claims that the new rules are needed to remove the grey areas that exist in Europe’s legal system. Europe is currently awash with…

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Cyber security a major issue for the U.S. according to inquisitive task force

Cyber security is a growing area of concern in the business world. A number of major attacks have shown the danger of having lackluster protection and has cost some companies millions of dollars. The damage wrought from these attacks in not only shouldered by the targeted companies, however, they have also produced grievous financial wounds on consumers who had their identities and financial information compromised in the attacks. A Congressional task force, which was tasked with the duty of investigating the importance of cyber security, has released recommendations to lawmakers…

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