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CyberCube's diverse expertise can help you understand your cyber risk from all sides. Our blogs cover a range of topics, such as market trends, recent cyber attacks and what they mean for the insurance industry, as well as how to best leverage cyber risk analytics within your organization.
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  • Pascal Millaire

Welcome to CyberCube 2.0

Welcome to CyberCube 2.0. We're launching our brand new identity that better reflects our mission to deliver the world's leading cyber risk analytics.
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  • Will Hatcher

Capitalize on the Cyber Growth Opportunity: Brokers & the Elusive SME

Cyber brokers often miss out on the growth opportunity that SMEs present. This blog details how brokers can effectively capitalize on SME placements using analytics.
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Measuring success brokers navigating the market
  • Jenna Bhundoo

How Brokers Are Navigating the Shifting Cyber Market

A look into CyberCube's Client Product Advisor, Jenna Bhundoo, and how she sees cyber brokers navigating the current market and achieving success.
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  • William Altman

The Change Healthcare Attack: Quantifying Footprint for Cyber (Re)insurers

The Change Healthcare attacked affected many entities in the US. CyberCube used data to provide an exposure footprint estimate of companies affected.
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  • Abbie Hayman

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Insight from CyberCube’s Revenue Operations Director

For International Women's Day 2024, CyberCube are highlighting one of our directors, Abbie Hayman who leads our Revenue Ops team.
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the key to embedding cyber analytics
  • Alex Tenenbaum

The Key to Embedding Cyber Analytics in Your Operation

For cyber (re)insurers looking to drive growth, effectively embedding cyber analytics into their organization is key.
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  • Rebecca Bole

US Treasury researches federal insurance response to cyber cat risk

CyberCube participated in an event in Washington DC as the US government continues to scope the potential size and shape of a federal insurance response to cyber catastrophe risk. This work was announced by the US Department of the Treasury, in November 2023 and will be debated at a Federal Insurance Office-hosted conference in April 2024.
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cyber insurance predictions 2024
  • Yvette Essen

Cyber Insurance Predictions 2024

The cyber insurance market is maturing, so (re)insurers need to be prepared for what's to come in 2024. This blog summarises some of the predictions from our cyber experts.
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  • Rebecca Bole

Best foot forward: concrete steps taken in US government backstop debate

CyberCube has engaged with the US treasury on analysing systemic cyber risk, and on a possible US government backstop
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what insurance execs need to know about cyber risk
  • CyberCube

What Insurance Executives Need to Know About Cyber Risk

As cyber risk evolves, (re)insurance executives must being open to continuously learning about this line. Leaders should leverage the relevant solutions to guide them to success.
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  • CyberCube

On-demand vulnerability scanning: How cyber insurers can refine their risk selection

Cyber insurers must leverage relevant data when choosing which risks to underwrite and the on-demand scanning vulnerability tool used is vital to assist with this.
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  • Simon Shreeve

Mid-year Reflections on Notable Cyber Reinsurance Trends 2023

As we hit the mid-year point of 2023, Simon Shreeve, Client Account Manager at CyberCube, offers his takeaways for the reinsurance market so far.
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  • William Altman

Meta Pixel: What Cyber (Re)insurers Should Know

Organizations using Meta Pixel have the potential to violate data privacy regulations. CyberCube can help customers identify companies that are using Meta Pixel.
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Marginal Risk: Portfolio Management for Cyber Underwriting
  • John Anderson

Marginal Risk: Portfolio Management for Cyber Underwriting

The first of this blog series around CyberCube's new feature, Marginal Risk, explores how cyber underwriting and portfolio management teams can improve risk decision making.
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Key considerations for brokers in the growing cyber market
  • Emma Drouineau

Key considerations for brokers in the growing cyber market

This blog addresses some of the key concerns brokers have in the growing cyber market, including evolving cyber threats and increased underwriting scrutiny.
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cyber threat landscape 2023
  • Lea Hriciková

The cyber threat landscape in 2023: insights for the (re)insurance industry

This blog covers the potential threats that could affect businesses in 2023, helping reinsurers understand the landscape and how to respond.
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  • John Anderson

The cyber data conundrum part 4: building relevant signals

This final blog in the Cyber Data Conundrum series covers the kind of data signals should be based on, the view of signals underwriters need to make risk selection decisions and choosing the right kind of data partner.
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International Women's Day 2023 Rebecca Bole
  • Rebecca Bole

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023 - An interview with Rebecca Bole

For International Women's Day 2023, we interview Rebecca Bole, Head of Industry Engagement at CyberCube, to learn more about her career and CyberCube's focus on diversity and inclusion.
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cyber insurance readiness
  • Emma Drouineau

Cyber insurance readiness: Preparing your clients for the cyber underwriting process

Cyber brokers need the right data in order to help clients prepare for the underwriting process, and the right tool can help. CyberCube's Prep Module aims to help smooth the broker workflow.
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Exploring CyberCube’s shift from AWS Serverless to Kubernetes
  • Filipp Sorin

Exploring CyberCube’s shift from AWS Serverless to Kubernetes

This blog covers CyberCube's journey of moving from predominantly AWS serverless architecture towards the heavy use of containers (using Kubernetes).
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The cyber data conundrum part 3: fitting signals into the underwriting workflow
  • John Anderson

The cyber data conundrum part 3: fitting signals into the underwriting workflow

This cyber data conundrum blog series continues, this time covering how cyber underwriters can best fit signals into their underwriting workflow.
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Five years of wannacry
  • Michael Sokolov

Five years of WannaCry: what has changed in ransomware since 2017?

Ransomware has evolved since the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2017, from changes in how complex ransomware is, to how attacks have become more targeted.
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Top 3 ways brokers can become better cyber risk advisors
  • Nate Brink

Top 3 ways brokers can become better cyber risk advisors

Cyber brokers must become better cyber risk advisors, continuously delivering value and expertise to clients during the cyber insurance buying process.
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cyber data signals
  • John Anderson

The cyber data conundrum part 2: what signals say about the state of the dam

This blog explores the difference between how cyber security data and insurance data is used and why cyber underwriters need signals to make informed decisions.
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The cyber data conundrum: cyber risk data in insurance
  • John Anderson

The cyber data conundrum part 1: cyber risk data in insurance

With the volume of cyber risk data available to underwriters, they need to be able to cut through the noise and access the signals they need to make informed underwriting decisions. This blog will provide details on the data needed to achieve profitability in the cyber insurance market.
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What (re)insurers need to know about destructive wiperware
  • Michael Sokolov

What (re)insurers need to know about destructive wiperware

Wiper malware is on the rise. (Re)insurers must pay attention to this malicious software, as the destructive attacks have created chaos in the past.
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Portfolio manager v4
  • Cody Stumpo

Portfolio Manager v4: The next evolution in model sophistication

CyberCube's cyber risk modeling solution, Portfolio Manager, has released a fourth update. PMv4 better quantifies cyber catastrophe risk for (re)insurers.
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Understanding cryptocurrencies' integral role in cyber crime
  • Tony Flores

Understanding cryptocurrencies' integral role in cyber crime

This blog highlights the latest trends in cryptocurrency related crime and provides insight on key considerations for the insurance industry.
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cyber risk modeling for brokers
  • Will Hatcher

Cyber risk modeling for brokers: how to get the most out of your analytics solution

With market conditions changing, how can cyber brokers get the most out of their cyber risk analytics tool in order to gain the right insights to advise clients?
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  • Pascal Millaire

CyberCube investors double down to support expansion of the company’s leadership position in cyber insurance analytics

CyberCube has successfully raised additional capital from all four of its existing institutional investors to support the company as we expand our industry-leading suite of cyber modeling services.
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  • Andy Kao

Data and cyber threat modeling: what to consider in a changing market

In today’s hardening cyber insurance market, making informed decisions can be difficult, so it’s more important than ever for cyber underwriters to be prepared for the road ahead. Cyber underwriting conditions are changing, with premiums increasing, capacity decreasing, and insurers altering their policy terms and conditions. 
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  • Chelsea Law

Are your underwriters using the right signals for risk selection?

An article covering the statistical significance of Account Manager signals and how underwriters can utilise them to their advantage.
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  • MJ Witenberg (they/them)

CyberQbers: Trans Day of Visibility 2022

What is Trans Day of Visibility?
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  • Anjali Nagrani

6 ways to better understand your tail risk

Six tips to consider when evaluating cyber portfolio modeling solutions to help you make better, more profitable decisions
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  • Emmanuel Thioux

Migrating Lambda functions to ECS

How we are converting Lambda functions to containers in a way that requires no code changes in those functions.
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  • Derek Neal

SPoF Intelligence: Providing analytics on non-modeled SPoFs

In the second part of this two-part blog series about SPoF attacks, we’ll use examples to explore how a unique solution like SPoF Intelligence can fully equip you with the dependency data you need. 
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  • Derek Neal

How to improve your portfolio management decisions with SPoF Intelligence

The rise of cyber risk accumulation events has meant that cyber (re)insurers must pay more attention to Single Points of Failure (SPoF) within their insureds’ digital supply chains
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  • Darren Thomson

Top cyber security trends for 2022: what (re)insurers need to know

In this blog, we’ll cover cyber security trends occurring in 2022 so you are better positioned to judge the security of clients and future prospects, and make better cyber risk strategy decisions. 
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  • William Altman

External scan data in cyber risk underwriting: What you need to know

With cyber analytics tools, you need reliable data sources — especially for external scan data so you can accurately measure the cybersecurity level of a company.
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  • Charlotte Anderson

Defining the Possible Part 3 of 3: 6 components to developing a cyber catastrophe scenario

Building a cyber catastrophe scenario involves six key components: attackers, targets, objectives, vulnerabilities, impact and consequences.
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  • Laurel Di Silvestro

Defining the Possible Part 2 of 3: Criteria for incorporating cyber attack scenarios in insured loss models

By definition, cyber attack scenarios are developed based on their potential to depict systemic financial aggregation events impacting multiple insureds.
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  • Laurel Di Silvestro

Defining the Possible Part 1 of 3: Considerations when creating cyber catastrophe scenarios

Global cyber insurance rates have been rising year over year along with increasing claims, with all signs indicating that this trend will likely continue. The question is how much worse can it get? 
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GoDaddy data breach
  • William Altman

GoDaddy data breach: a SPoF attack with potential for catastrophic cyber losses

Attacks on domain registrars and web hosting companies like GoDaddy underscore the importance of modeling catastrophic cyber events. CyberCube’s products and services are here to help.
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  • Cody Stumpo

Portfolio Manager: How to create a forward-looking view of cyber risk

A blog around CyberCube’s Portfolio Manager, highlighting its features and how that helps (re)insurers manage their cyber insurance accumulation risk.
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  • Simon Shreeve

The perimeter is dead: Reflections on my first NetDiligence conference

How the cyber insurance market is reacting to increasing cyber attacks
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challenges of underwriting cyber risk
  • Oliver Brew

Top 4 challenges of underwriting cyber risk in a hard market

Underwriting cyber risk comes with many challenges, whether you’re underwriting cyber risk in a soft or hard market. Hard markets with limited capacity, restrictions on coverage, and pricing challenges create additional pressures. 
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  • John Anderson

Account Manager: Powering informed cyber underwriting decisions

In a hardening cyber insurance market, it’s critical that underwriters are equipped with the right information to make informed cyber underwriting decisions. Using the right cyber risk modeling tool can help you evaluate accounts effectively and improve risk selection.
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  • Emmanuel Thioux

Is Rust viable in a SaaS environment?

Can Rust speed things up?
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  • Tatjana Kirotar

How engineering is critical to cyber risk: Why work at CyberCube?

The engineering talent building the solutions for CyberCube’s suite of products is core to helping solve one of the world’s greatest challenges in the insurance sector.
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accelerate client engagements
  • Natalie Chin

Accelerate client engagements with Broking Manager: How brokers can optimize their workflow

Broking Manager will help brokers get quick and easy access to data to help clients make informed decisions about coverage and limit purchasing decisions.
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  • Chelsea Law

Underwriting cyber risk: 5 features to look for in a cyber modeling solution

Picking the right cyber modeling solution is critical to underwriting cyber risk. An effective tool can help quantify loss with the right verified data.
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  • Souki Chahid

Systemic cyber attacks are a real risk for US banks

CyberCube and Fitch Rating collaborated to quantify the impact of systemic cyber risks on the US banking sector
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licensing and authorization
  • Emmanuel Thioux

Licensing and authorization via AWS

CyberCube's cyber risk analytics uses Neptune via AWS as their License Manager Service, helping to accomplish user authorization.
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  • Pascal Millaire

Ransomware losses are not undermining the sustainability of cyber insurance

Ransomware losses are not undermining the sustainability of cyber insurance
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  • Cody Stumpo

Keeping up with cyber accumulation risk: Portfolio Manager v3.0

With the release of PM v3.0, CyberCube has increased the analytical flexibility with which PM has come to be identified
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  • Darren Thomson

Creating a hybrid working environment: how to be cyber secure

The accelerated shift to remote working as a result of the pandemic has changed the way we work forever.
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  • Darren Thomson

The Kaseya ransomware “double-embedded” outbreak: what does it mean for (re)insurers?

Understand why the Kaseya attack represents a novel attack distribution method to spread malicious code has now proven to be a successful strategy.
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  • William Altman

Should ransomware payments be illegal? - Considerations for (re)insurers

Ransomware is increasingly top of mind for (re)insurers. Understanding both sides of the ransomware payments debate has never been more important.
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Taking the Plunge
  • Chelsea Law

Taking the Plunge

An Ex-Underwriter’s journey to the insurtech world
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Cyber threat trends for your insurance business
  • Darren Thomson

Cyber threat trends for your insurance business

A look at the cyber threat landscape for insurance businesses. This blog outlines those trends to help insurers understand what’s to come in the future.
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  • William Altman

Fastly outage underscores global Internet fragility and the potential for catastrophic cyber losses

Fastly outage underscores global Internet fragility and the potential for catastrophic cyber losses
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  • Charlotte Anderson

SolarWinds and Constant Contact: “Sister” Supply Chain Attacks

SolarWinds actors’ repeat supply chain attacks show different courses to similar objectives
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CyberCube Foresight Super-spreader technologies and cyber cat modeling
  • Oliver Brew

CyberCube Foresight Series - Super-spreader technologies and cyber cat modeling

Foresight is a CyberCube community event where clients, partners and other stakeholders can get together to learn and share insightful commentary on the biggest cyber risk challenges of the day.
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  • William Altman

Cyber catastrophe meets enterprise ransomware: Colonial Pipeline attack

Cyber criminal gangs are targeting single-point-of-failure technologies and CyberCube can help (re)insurers both identify key SPoF-related cyber risks and model threats to SPoF technologies and companies.
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Examining business interruption in a hyper-connected world
  • Jenna McGrath

Examining business interruption in a hyper-connected world

CyberCube Sponsors Webinar Addressing Business Interruption and the Evolving Cyber Risks to (Re)Insurance Providers in a Hyper-Connected World
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Sharing documents a graph database approach
  • Emmanuel Thioux

Sharing documents - a graph database approach

How we solved the issue of creating relationships between users and documents, while allowing for access control.
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CyberCube celebrates its two-year anniversary of opening its Tallinn office
  • Irina Filippova

CyberCube celebrates its two-year anniversary of opening its Tallinn office

Max Sokolov, Head of Engineering, and Technical Recruiter Irina Filippova share the story of how CyberCube came to select Estonia as CyberCube’s third office location, and outlines the highs and lows of the journey so far.
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Inside P&C Recap Cyber Insurance market-wide repricing
  • Giulia Viscovich

Inside P&C Recap -  Cyber Insurance: market-wide repricing?

We are witnessing an increase in cyber insurance pricing; what are the reasons, what can we expect in the future and what are the latest market trends.
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Collaboration in action Foresight user conference takeaways
  • Rebecca Bole

Collaboration in action: Foresight user conference takeaways

CyberCube’s 5th Foresight user conference reflects how the cyber insurance community is developing solutions for a new risk landscape.
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Three cyber insurance takeaways from the OVHCloud fire
  • William Altman

Three cyber insurance takeaways from the OVHCloud fire

The OVHCloud data center fire highlights important lessons for cyber insurers
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New York sets expectations of cyber insurance
  • Nick Beecroft

New York sets expectations of cyber insurance

New York State has announced a set of expectations for best practice in managing cyber insurance risk. It represents an important step by one of the most influential US regulators to enable sustainable growth of cyber insurance.
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  • Yvette Essen

Yvette Essen profile - building brand and thought leadership for CyberCube

Yvette Essen, Head of Content and Communications, gives an insight into her role at CyberCube and how she has juggled it with two young kids during lockdown. She gives advice for those looking to enter the insurtech space and outlines some of the characteristics needed to succeed in this field.
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Too much cyber or too little blog
  • Pascal Millaire

Too much cyber data or too little?

Does the cyber insurance industry finally have enough access to enough data to effectively drive analytics? Or is that the wrong question for insurers to be asking?
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Advances in social engineering technology
  • Darren Thomson

Advances in social engineering technology (and why we should care)

Social engineering is not new but recent developments in this area leverage AI to make techniques all the more powerful and dangerous.
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Analysis footprint of recent Chrome and Windows zero-days discovery
  • Alejandro Sauter

Analyzing the footprint of recent Chrome and Windows zero-days discovery

Palo Alto Networks said “80% of exploits publish faster than CVEs” in August. We are facing this with two new zero-days being exploited in the wild in the most popular browser and OS in the world. Here we will explore the proportion of impacted networks and if any of them are quick to react (i.e. patch).
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The SolarWinds hack
  • Oliver Brew

The SolarWinds hack - implications for the insurance industry

SolarWinds’ cyber attack demonstrates potential for cascading supply chain impacts.
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  • Darren Thomson

Another Cloud Outage – Are We Headed For “The Big One”?

AWS customers experienced another service outage last week as an apparently non-malicious incident took services down for around 8 hours.
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Viruses, contagion and tail risk
  • Oliver Brew

Viruses, contagion and tail risk: modeling cyber risk in the age of pandemics

Comparing and contrasting pandemic and cyber risk modelling is useful to learn lessons from both.
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  • Darren Thomson

Enterprise Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay… Is that even the question?

Paying ransoms to cybercriminals may not continue to be an option to legitimate businesses as the US government warns of penalties for organizations who fund criminal gangs
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  • Wenfeng Yan

More Cloudy, Less Chance of Data Breach?

CyberCube's cyber data correlation analysis shows that more cloud adoptions are not automatically guaranteed less data breach incidents.
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  • Max Sokolov

Building great engineering teams from the ground up - ingredients for success

How to overcome challenges in building a new engineering team
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  • Brittany Baker

NetDiligence Webinar Recap - Cyber Modelling: The Key to Unlocking Capital

To unlock the key use case of using cyber insurance models to allocate capital there are major model development strides needed still.
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  • Oliver Brew

What’s in a name?

Why we decided to change the name of our Client Services function to Client Success function
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  • Pascal Millaire

Insurance leaders call for potential private-public partnerships to support cyber insurance growth

Need for capital may be so great that it surpasses private sector capacity
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  • Ashwin Kashyap

Innovation at CyberCube: Reflections on the last few months

Trends in the cyber insurance market and CyberCube’s contributions to innovation in cyber risk analytics
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  • Ryan Bay

Review of “Crafting the Samurai Sword: A Framework for Advancing Your Data Strategy”

Insurance enters the Analytics Age so how could you set up a framework to advance your data strategy?
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  • Darren Thomson

Automation in cyber crime – A key enabler of future risk accumulation?

Automation and associated technologies could lead to more frequent risk accumulation events.
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Attack Vector Deep Dive mobile
  • Charlotte Anderson

Attack Vector Deep Dive: Mobile Attacks

The main types of cyber attacks on mobile devices
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CyberTrends Extracting Insights from news articles
  • Mohammad Al Boni

CyberTrends: Extracting Insights from news articles

Machine Learning, Text Analysis, Cyber News, Correlation Analysis, Topic Modeling, Document Embeddings
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  • Charlotte Anderson

Attack Vector Deep Dive: Exposed Databases

This blog discusses the main types of attacks that occur on exposed databases, and important security steps toward protecting enterprises from this risk.
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  • Morgan Herve-Mignucci

Updating Account Manager to reflect the current threat landscape

CyberCube has updated Account Manager to reflect the current threat landscape as cyber is a dynamic, man-made peril that is evolving rapidly.
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  • Pascal Millaire

There’s no turning back from the changes this pandemic has bought to cyber insurers

The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of cloud technologies, creating new cyber exposures on a scale not seen before.
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Ransomware and the “Double-Dipping” Trend
  • Darren Thomson

Ransomware and the “Double-Dipping” Trend

A recent trend in enterprise ransomware sees criminals making not one, but two financial demands
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Building a Sustainable Security Culture
  • Ajay Garg

Every Employee Plays an Important Role in Building a Sustainable Security Culture

Cybersecurity is important for start-ups and will reap long-term benefits, CyberCube says in its contribution to a World Economic Forum report
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  • Nick Beecroft

UK Stress-Test Shows Cyber Losses Could Match Natural Catastrophes

Results of the Bank of England stress-test show cyber is a major risk exposure
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Teaming-up on Cyber Exposure
  • John Anderson

Teaming-up on Cyber Exposure

Grounding cyber risk concepts in analogies & teaming up with various domain experts to explain cyber risk can help the conversation with insurance buyers
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Tips to help create a secure working from home environment
  • Alejandro Sauter

Tips to help create a secure working from home environment

Working from home tips for employees post Covid-19. Improving cyber security as staff wfh during the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Brokers hold the key to cyber growth
  • John Anderson

Brokers hold the key to cyber growth

Insurance brokers play a role in placing risks to grow the cyber (re)insurance market.
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  • Yvette Essen

Creating realistic disaster scenarios - a reinsurer’s perspective

Reinsurers Hiscox and Swiss Re share their insight into developing realistic disaster scenarios (RDS) for cyber risks
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A guide to designing scenario narratives for cyber catastrophe
  • Laurel Di Silvestro

A guide to designing scenario narratives for cyber catastrophe

The creation of risk scenarios is one of the most important, complex and (for many) interesting aspects of risk management in the insurance sector.
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