Six Questions to Ask About Your Cybersecurity

Six Questions to Ask About Your Cybersecurity

September 16, 2019 Business Insurance and Risk Management, The Beacon Blog 0 Comments

Steve King of posted these questions (slightly edited) on LinkedIn;

  1. What are you doing to collaborate with peers and third parties to share threat information on cyber attacks?
  2. Are you investing in artificial intelligence, big data analytics and machine learning to enable your security team to monitor, react and respond to threats in milliseconds? (If you outsource your computer operations, ask your provider this question.)
  3. How can you strengthen your insider threat programs and monitor for undiscovered threats and suspicious user behavior?
  4. Are you improving online accountability through company policies, education, training and skill reinforcement so employees act and think with security in mind?
  5. Do you simulate threats using disinformation, emerging technologies and compromised credentials to test responses?
  6. Have you transformed incident response plans into crisis management plans and tested them?

Submitted for your consideration.

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.