The cyber insurance industry is taking baby steps away from a long and messy infancy. For the hundreds of companies that offer policies, toddlerhood is here, and it means exerting more influence over how clients protect their networks and information. For years, headlines have fixated on how big firms like AIG and Zurich have been locked in legal disputes over specific claims, but insurers are now trying to be more proactive with customers. The smartest approach for everyone, they say, is to prevent breaches from happening in the first place. Key to that, and saving money, is trying to identify the products that are most effective. Marsh, the global insurance broker and risk adviser, last month published its first list of Cyber Catalyst-designated products, a tag given to 17 services that a group of insurance firms say its clients should consider, including offerings like FireEye’s Endpoint tool and CrowdStrike penetration testing service. Insurers for years have assessed security products, … Continue reading Why are cyber insurers incentivizing clients to invest in specific vendors?
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