Tag Archives: Cyber Security

Silent cyber risk: Insurers must try harder

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Remember this? “The PRA expects that all Solvency II firms robustly assess and actively manage their insurance products with specific consideration to non-affirmative cyber risk exposures. This includes all property and casualty (P&C) covers which could give rise to cyber … Continue reading →

The Network Information Systems Directive and the requirement on directors to get a little more technical

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Chances are you’ve heard about the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), but how about its lesser known cousin, the Network Information Systems Directive (NIS Directive)? This came into force in the U.K. on May 10, 2018, through the Network Information … Continue reading →

Cyber ranks highest among directors’ concerns in a crowded field

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Hot off the press, our latest Directors’ Liability Survey and review of the legal and regulatory landscape affecting directors and senior executives makes for fascinating reading. This is the sixth collaboration between Willis Towers Watson and international law firm Allen … Continue reading →

Want to create a cyber-resilient organization? Start with your board of directors

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No company — regardless of size or stature — is immune from cyberattack. Given their pervasiveness, it’s no longer enough to have a thorough, carefully constructed plan to mitigate against cyber risk. The thinking “It won’t happen to me because … Continue reading →

Recent nation state cyberattacks: What they mean, and how to respond

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On April 17, 2018, the U.K. and U.S. governments issued an unprecedented statement calling out Russia as the originator of cyberattacks on businesses and public sector organizations during 2017. According to the statement, routers — the devices that direct traffic … Continue reading →

The risks and challenges of silent cyberinsurance

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You hear a lot about cyberinsurance these days and the need for it, and judging by how busy my cyber colleagues are, there’s no sign of an end to demand any time soon. Less is heard though about the so-called … Continue reading →

Cinco tendências de seguros cibernéticos a serem observadas em 2018

Quais desafios as empresas interessadas em contratar um seguro cibernético estão enfrentando em 2018? Aqui está um resumo das cinco principais tendências, com base nos resultados identificados em nosso Relatório de Realidades de Mercado em 2018: Riscos cibernéticos. Continue reading →

Protecting your company from a cybersecurity Meltdown (or Spectre)

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The latest threat to cybersecurity isn’t a new form of ransomware — it’s a pair of hardware bugs that have the ability to impact virtually any device that has a chip in it – including servers, desktops and mobile devices. … Continue reading →

2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers

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One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.” Well, we asked insurers the same question in December 2017 that we asked in December 2016: What are the most dangerous risks to your company in … Continue reading →

Greater criminal liability ahead for U.K. company directors involved in data breaches

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The Data Protection Bill is currently making its way through the legislative process. This Bill will replace the current Data Protection Act and will provide a comprehensive framework for data protection in the U.K. The resulting legislation will supplement the … Continue reading →