Cyber

Analysis: The changing nature of festival risk

Festivals are growing in size, number and scope. They are rapidly becoming a more immersive experience, rather than solely about music. With these changes come wide-ranging additional requirements for cover and a need for the insurance sector to innovate

Analysis: Bad data - A risky business for insurers?

Data is everywhere: good data, partial data, valuable data, bad data. Insurers need data to measure and price risks but do they take enough care in assessing the quality and provenance of the data they are using and are their processes sufficiently…

Blog: Cyber future will come down to communication

With the nature of cyber attacks constantly changing Madeleine Shanks, associate partner at Clyde & Co, explains that dialogue between customers and their insurers has never been more important to ensure that cover is proportionate.

Q&A: Paul Mang, Guidewire

Aon's former CEO of analytics, Paul Mang has been tasked with bringing together Guidewire's Analytics and Data Services division. Mang spoke to Post about cyber risk, data, and lifted the lid on Guidewire's $275m purchase, data tool Cyence.

This month: Brace for Boris

As the Brexit negotiations rumble interminably on, it can sometimes feel impossible to imagine life after 29 March. The British Insurance Brokers' Association gave the industry something to look forward to, announcing the keynote speaker for its…

This week: ‘Snow drama

Despite the buildup - amber warnings, train winter timetables, and inevitable delays getting to work - insurers will be grateful of today’s mere smattering of snow.

Ecclesiastical's John Blundell on cracking the cyber code

Cyber crime has hit the headlines but sales are still down. Ecclesiastical's UK general insurance managing director John Blundell explains why the sector needs to break down difficult wordings and better explain both risks and policies to clients to make…

This week: What does the fox say?

Brightside’s new managing general agent Kitsune takes its name from the Japanese word for fox. The animal is much admired in Japanese folklore for its intelligence and supernatural abilities – characteristics all the insurance companies that announced…

Hiscox stages 'cyber attack' on bike shop

Hiscox recently joined forces with Brompton Bicycle to stage a brick-and-mortar simulation of common hacking practices such as phishing and ransomware to demonstrate the risk of cyber attacks to small businesses.

Interview: David Rule, Prudential Regulation Authority

With Brexit, increased scrutiny over reserves, climate change and emerging risks on the ‘watch’ list for 2019 The Prudential Regulation Authority certainly has a lot on its plate. Its executive director for insurance, David Rule spoke to Stephanie Denton…

Analysis: Jumping into 2019

2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well

Blog: Tackling theft 

High-tech and more traditional theft is on the up, so understanding the latest trends is an important step in tackling it, according to Neil Clutterbuck, chief underwriting officer at Allianz Insurance.

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