To select the most comprehensive yet affordable cyber insurance plan for your business, it’s critical to first identify who is accessing your confidential data and how they’re accessing it, as this information will largely dictate how your cyber insurance policy is outlined. Ensure your effective policy includes these six key components.
A study conducted for Hiscox shows that, out of 3,000 companies in the U.S., UK and Germany, slightly more than half (53 percent) of these organizations are not prepared to effectively handle a cyber-attack.
This fall, the Ponemon Institute released its Fourth Annual study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach? on data breach corporate preparedness, which revealed that 52 percent of companies experienced data breaches just this past year alone.
Cyber insurance purchases are on the rise. According to Marsh’s 2016 Cyber Benchmarking Trendsreport, there was a 27-percent increase in the number of U.S. clients purchasing standalone cyber coverage for the first time in 2015.
After the leak of the Panama Papers and a string of ransomware attacks, will these new developments lead to new priorities for lawyers, doctors and enterprises at large? Can financial losses or the damage to the reputation of a health system or law firm lead to a new sense of urgency to update accepted security practices and even codes of conduct with hospital data? Will regulatory bodies mandate more training for these two distinguished professions that have largely opted out of serious cybersecurity training up until now?
The job of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become challenging. As security has become a top-level concern for executive boards who are paying attention to the business impact of security, CISOs now have a seat at the table.
Your company may think it has adequate insurance coverage for a network breach, but there’s a good chance that it does not. According to the findings of a recent UK government report, over half of the companies surveyed thought they had the right coverage in place, while only 10 percent actually did. Another sizable group of those surveyed responded that they had no idea which of the many cyber risks facing their company even could be insured.
Terrorism is changing. The Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University is striving to bring science to the art of security decision-making. What can their research into cyberattacks, terrorism and the evolving threat environment do to help your enterprise? Read about this, sports security, security culture and awareness and more in the July issue.