Cybersecurity Requires Public-Private Cooperation

Cybersecurity Requires Public-Private Cooperation

March 7, 2019 Uncategorized 0 Comments

FBI Director Christopher Wray has described cyber threats as “bigger than the government itself”. Threats come from criminals, hacktivists, insiders and foreign governments (including combinations of these actors).

Wray called for private sector relationships with FBI field offices for help in mitigating cyber exposures as well as breach prevention. His advice can be extended to other federal agencies and state and local law enforcement. As threats continue to get more numerous and complicated, security professionals in the private sector must have government contacts in place before a breach.

About the Author

Harry Cylinder

Harry Cylinder, CPCU, ARM has spent nearly fifty years in the insurance industry, the majority of the time as a consultant. He has been employed by The Beacon Group of Companies since 2008, specializing in the review and analysis of property and casualty coverage forms. Mr. Cylinder has been reviewing policy forms as they have evolved over the past decades. In 2008 he published an article in the CPCU Journal which was the first description of cyber insurance coverage for a general insurance audience. Since that time he has regularly written on cyber and other topics for The Beacon Companies’ blog.