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Cyber Security & Insurance Leaders is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to helping Cyber Security and Insurance professionals hear about the latest developments, best practices and thought leadership from leaders in the market. If you’re looking to hear and learn from cyber insurance and security experts, this show is for you. Each episode features an interview with an executive or thought leader, discussing topics like: the cyber insurance industry as a whole, international growth, cyber claims, and more.

Cyber Security & Insurance Leaders ASCERIS

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Cyber Security & Insurance Leaders is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to helping Cyber Security and Insurance professionals hear about the latest developments, best practices and thought leadership from leaders in the market. If you’re looking to hear and learn from cyber insurance and security experts, this show is for you. Each episode features an interview with an executive or thought leader, discussing topics like: the cyber insurance industry as a whole, international growth, cyber claims, and more.

    Ep 7 - Silent Cyber Risks vs. Silent Crypto Risks: What are the Real Risks in Cyber Today? - with Louisa Weix

    Ep 7 - Silent Cyber Risks vs. Silent Crypto Risks: What are the Real Risks in Cyber Today? - with Louisa Weix

    Silent Cyber does not pose a real risk anymore – but silent crypto might.

    Louisa Weix, Partner at the TittmannWeix LLP, chats to Anthony about the current state of the cyber industry, “silent” cyber & changing cyber policies.

    You'll learn:

    1. Louisa's thoughts on why media cover should be removed from cyber policies
    2. Why “silent crypto” is more of a risk than silent cyber today
    3. The importance of explaining cyber coverage and setting the insured's expectations early
    4. Why social inflation is an issue in cyber
    5. Why the current state of the cyber industry benefits friendly competition instead of aggressive competitor relationships

    About Louisa:
    Louisa’s practice includes all aspects of coverage under cyber policies including breach response, first party loss, regulatory proceedings, and third party claims. She has significant experience in the health care and financial services sectors and in high profile privacy claims involving wrongful collection allegations. As a former IP litigator, she brings substantial expertise to media claims under cyber policies including copyright claims based on social media content.

    Get in touch with Louisa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-weix-a33a7162/ or email: lweix@tittmannweix.com
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    About TittmanWeix:
    TittmannWeix is a Chambers rated insurance law firm with significant expertise in cyber, technology, media, privacy, and gig economy insurance products and claims. It advises insurers on a wide range of claims, from the simple to the most complex, from first notice through coverage litigation, trial, and appeal. TittmannWeix develops strategies that are effective, creative, and responsive with the goal to achieve favorable results at advantageous legal spend rates.

    Website: https://www.tittmannweix.com/
    Industry: Insurance Law
    Company size: 12+
    Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
    Founded: 2020
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but now lives in Europe with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhess/ or email: ahess@asceris.com

    This podcast is  produced by our friends at SAWOO – https://www.sawoo.io/ 

    • 46 min
    Ep 6 - Outside-In Scans Aren't the Answer: Why there's More to Assessing a Company's Cyber Risk - with Lindsey Nelson

    Ep 6 - Outside-In Scans Aren't the Answer: Why there's More to Assessing a Company's Cyber Risk - with Lindsey Nelson

    We're facing a corrective market: Premiums increase and capacity for most types of insurance decreases.

    Lindsey Nelson, Cyber Development Leader at CFC, chats with our host Anthony about how to reintroduce consistency in approaching the "hard market" & market correction.

    You'll learn:

    1. Why assessing a company's risk should not be based on outside-in scans alone
    2. Lindsey's thoughts on the corrective market, rate increases and the difficulty in securing capacity
    3. Challenges selling the value of cyber insurance in today's market
    4. Ways to enhance the overall cyber market
    5. The 3 biggest challenges in cyber insurance today

    About Lindsey:
    As Cyber Development Leader, Lindsey oversees the global business development strategy across CFC’s cyber portfolio, responsible for key account management, distribution and new business growth strategy, and internal development across a team of over 60 underwriters. Having nearly a decade of experience underwriting Cyber and Technology risks previously at Chubb, and overseeing the international cyber team at CFC, Lindsey's expertise in cyber has put her in demand for a wide range of conferences across Europe and North America while continuing to play an active role in underwriting strategy. She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of cyber insurance and a vocal champion for women and young brokers in insurance.

    Find Lindsey on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-nelson-0966995a/
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    About CFC Underwriting Limited:
    CFC is a specialist insurance provider, pioneer in emerging risk and market leader in cyber. Their global insurance platform uses cutting-edge technology and data science to deliver smarter, faster underwriting, and protect customers from today’s most critical business risks. Headquartered in London with offices in New York, Austin, Brussels and Brisbane, CFC has over 600 staff and is trusted by more than 100,000 businesses in 90 countries.

    Website: https://www.cfcunderwriting.com/
    Industry: Information Technology, Insurance
    Company size: over 500
    Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
    Founded: 1997
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but now lives in Europe with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhess/ or email: ahess@asceris.com

    This podcast is  produced by our friends at SAWOO – https://www.sawoo.io/ 

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    Ep 5 - In For A Penny, In For A Pound: There's no Successful Cyber Insurance without Cyber Security - with Sarah Stephens

    Ep 5 - In For A Penny, In For A Pound: There's no Successful Cyber Insurance without Cyber Security - with Sarah Stephens

    Cyber insurance alone isn't enough. You need both cyber security systems and insurance in place.

    Sarah Stephens, Head of Cyber at Marsh, chats with Anthony about the next 6-12 months in the cyber insurance market.

    You'll learn:

    1. Why cyber insurance needs cyber security to successfully prevent losses
    2. Why underwriting needs to become more nuanced
    3. The importance of tabletop exercises
    4. Why you shouldn’t skip quantifying cyber risks
    5. What impact the war in Ukraine has on cyber security and insurance

    About Sarah:
    Sarah is Head of Cyber, International at Marsh and has more than 20 years of experience. She focuses on strategy development and compliance, as well as cyber risk insurance implementation. She advises Marsh Specialty clients around the world, and is part of the largest and most experienced cyber team in the London market. Sarah counsels clients on understanding cyber, technology and media E&O (PI) risks and developing leading, tailored insurance solutions.

    Find Sarah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahmstephens/
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    About Marsh:
    Marsh is the world's leading professional services firm providing risk, strategy and human capital advice and solutions. Through its market-leading brands, colleagues in more than 130 countries help clients identify, plan for and respond to critical business issues and risks. Its around 45,000 employees worldwide provide industry-focused brokerage, consulting and claim advocacy services on leveraging data, technology, and analytics to reduce their clients' total cost of risk.

    Website: https://www.marsh.com/
    Industry: Financial Services, Professional Services, Service Industry
    Company size: over 45,000
    Headquarters: Greater New York Area, East Coast, Northeastern US
    Founded: 1871
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but now lives in Europe with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhess/ or email: ahess@asceris.com

    This podcast is powered by SAWOO – http://www.sawoo.io

    • 31 min
    Ep 4 - Cyber Insurers Paying Claims is Driving the Industry Today - with James Tuplin

    Ep 4 - Cyber Insurers Paying Claims is Driving the Industry Today - with James Tuplin

    Cyber Insurers sometimes hear in the press that they don't pay claims.

    The truth is the opposite:

    Cyberattacks drive high claim numbers – and premiums increase while coverage is harder to find.

    James Tuplin, SVP, Head of International Cyber at Mosaic Insurance, chats with Anthony Hess about cyber policies today, and shares the only time he's ever declined a cyber claim.

    You'll learn:
    1. Why cyber insurers paying claims is a driving force for the industry
    2. System outages as part of cyber policies – Yes or No?
    3. How to improve cyber underwriting
    4. Why ransomware is a huge concern in cybersecurity
    5. The challenges with aggregated events


    About James:
    James has more than 18 years of experience underwriting international commercial risk, with a focus on the cyber and tech, media and telecom (TMT) sector. At Mosaic, he is developing the international cyber portfolio, starting in London and seeking opportunities in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. He was previously head of cyber and TMT for AXA XL’s international financial lines division and also held cyber-related roles at QBE, Allianz Insurance, and Zurich.

    Find James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-tuplin-9b24a29/
    James' company Mosaic Insurance: https://www.mosaicinsurance.com/
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    About Mosaic Insurance:
    Mosaic is a next-generation, global specialty insurer harnessing visionary leadership, exceptional underwriting talent, a focus on complex product lines, and a digitized operating model. Coupling Lloyd’s Syndicate 1609 with a wholly-owned syndicated capital management agency, Mosaic is uniquely positioned to offer capacity and custom service to clients in markets around the world. We leverage the legacy of Lloyd’s, along with the market’s global license network and financial-strength ratings: A, Excellent Outlook (AM Best); A+, Strong Outlook (Standard & Poor’s); AA-, Very Strong Outlook (Fitch Ratings).

    Website: https://www.mosaicinsurance.com/
    Industry: Insurance
    Company size: 80-100
    Headquarters: Hamilton, Bermuda; Chicago, New York, US; London, UK
    Founded: 2021
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but lives in Europe now with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhess/
    or email ahess@asceris.com

    This podcast is powered by SAWOO – https://www.sawoo.io 

    • 54 min
    Ep 3 - Successfully Responding and Reacting to Cyber Incidents - with Kamran Salour

    Ep 3 - Successfully Responding and Reacting to Cyber Incidents - with Kamran Salour

    How can you master the balancing act between serving a company and the individual in a cyber incident?

    Kamran Salour talks about the different aspects of incident response and reaction on our latest Cyber Security & Insurance Leaders podcast.

    What's in it for you:

    1. How to avoid getting sidetracked by cyber incidents

    2. How to approach incident response in a practical manner to help clients

    3. How to choose efficient metrics to measure KPIs according to industry

    4. What kind of marketing can help you when starting to work in a new industry

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    About Kamran
    A cybersecurity and privacy attorney, Kamran is partner in the Privacy + Cyber practice at Troutman Pepper. He regularly provides legal counsel to companies, advises them on preventive data security practices, and guides them through the process of responding to these incidents. Kamran also publishes technical articles in the Daily Journal and Digital Insights.

    About Troutman Pepper
    Troutman Pepper’s Privacy + Cyber practice has decades of experience in all aspects of privacy and data security. Their attorneys have assisted clients in developing incident response plans and workflows to help reduce the impact of a security incident; guided clients through mock exercises to test their procedures for responding to security incidents through our tabletop exercise workshops; and handled hundreds of data security incidents, regulatory investigations, and data breach litigations since 2005.

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    About the host Anthony
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but lives in Europe now with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyhess/
    or email ahess@asceris.com

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    Shownotes Kamran
    Find Kamran on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamran-salour-3a9195b/
    Kamran’s company Troutman Pepper – https://www.troutman.com/

    Thanks to our friends at SAWOO for producing this episode with us! 

    • 57 min
    Ep 2 - How the Deconstruction of Policy Standards Makes for a More Sustainable Cyber Security Market – with Shannan Fort

    Ep 2 - How the Deconstruction of Policy Standards Makes for a More Sustainable Cyber Security Market – with Shannan Fort

    Where is the next iteration of coverage in the cyber market coming from?

    And what's happening in the market that could make it more sustainable in the long run?

    In today's episode of Cyber Security & Insurance Leaders, our host Anthony, CEO at Asceris, catches up with Shannan Fort, Partner at McGill and Partners.

    They talk about:

    1. How to make the cyber market more sustainable – and how that will benefit both clients and carriers

    2. The trends in the development of cyber policies, and in the deconstruction and modularization of current policy standards

    3. How to best help clients address cyber risks and optimize risk engineering

    4. How the growing cyber market has changed and what that means for working the field today

    5. How to start and retain a successful a career in the cyber security market

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    About Shannan
    Shannan is Partner in the Financial Lines team at McGill and Partners. Her primary focus is on analyzing risk and broker professional liability, media liability and network security, and privacy cyber insurance for companies. She also provides consulting services. Shannan loves to travel, and would be traveling the world if it weren't for her passion for the cyber market.

    About McGill and Partners
    McGill and Partners is a boutique specialist (re)insurance broker focused on large clients and/or clients with complex and/or challenging needs. Launched in 2019, the firm has significant backing from funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. McGill and Partners is a rapidly growing British-based firm, headquartered in London with offices in Bermuda, the US, and Ireland.

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    About the host Anthony
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, where they enable their clients to respond to cyber incidents quickly and effectively.
    Anthony is originally from the US, but lives in Europe now with his wife and two children.

    Get in touch with Anthony via LinkedIn or email ahess@asceris.com 

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    Shownotes Shannan
    Find Shannan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannan-fort/
    Shannan’s company McGill and Partners – https://mcgillpartners.com/

    Thanks to our friends at SAWOO for producing this episode with us! 

    • 48 min

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