17 episodes

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 17 - A Boots-on-The-ground Approach To Insuring Small and Medium-sized Businesses - with Mercy Komar

    Ep 17 - A Boots-on-The-ground Approach To Insuring Small and Medium-sized Businesses - with Mercy Komar

    Cybersecurity for SMEs vs. larger companies: what's the difference?

    SMEs are concerned about BEC and transfer fraud—not ransomware.

    In this episode, Mercy Komar, a certified Insurance Counsellor and Cyber Risk Manager at L. Calvin Jones Insurance talks to Anthony about the nuances of educating SMEs and protecting them from cyber-attacks.


    You’ll learn:

    1. What SMEs are most concerned about when it comes to cybersecurity
    2. The importance of offering SMEs a personal service and how this drives sales
    3. Mistakes small businesses make when taking out cybersecurity insurance policies


    About Mercy:
    Mercy Komar, CIC ,cyRM, MLIs is a Commercial Risk Advisor and Cyber Risk Manager at L. Calvin Jones Insurance in Canfield, Ohio. Nominee for Women to Watch in Cyber 2021, she is a continuing education instructor in the Midwest for the National Alliance for Insurance Education, the Greater Cincinnati Insurance Bureau and the Ohio Independent Agents.  She speaks frequently on cyber and executive risk topics to professional organizations and as a panelist at seminars and webinars.

    Find Mercy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mercyk
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    About L. Calvin Jones & Co.:
    L. Calvin Jones has been an insurance anchor in the Midwest since 1911, providing coverages through the US with Best A-rated insurance carriers, and a Keystone Agency Partner since 2020.

    Website: https://www.lcalvinjones.com/
    Industry: Finance, Financial Services, Insurance
    Company size: 11-50
    Headquarters: Canfield, USA
    Founded: 1911
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at SAWOO 

    • 59 min
    Ep 16 - Goodbye Ransomware, Hello Hyper Targeted Social Engineering Events: Dealing with this Shift in Cyber Insurance - with Matt Cullina

    Ep 16 - Goodbye Ransomware, Hello Hyper Targeted Social Engineering Events: Dealing with this Shift in Cyber Insurance - with Matt Cullina

    Ransomware claims are out, hyper targeted social engineering events are in.

    And they happen to everyone, from small businesses to big corporations.

    Matt Cullina, Head of Global Cyber Insurance Business at TransUnion, chats with Anthony about his view on the shift in the cyber insurance market, TransUnion's "white glove" approach to cyber insurance, and more.


    You’ll learn:

    1. Why hyper targeted social engineering events have replaced ransomware events, and how to deal with this shift
    2. The differences between small business or household risk, and corporate risk in providing cyber insurance
    3. The benefits of a white glove approach in cyber insurance
    4. Why a “spread the risk approach” is the way to go when it comes to underwriting
    5. How Matt uses customer surveys to measure his team’s success


    About Matt :
    Matt Cullina is Head of Global Cyber Insurance Business at Transunion. He joined Transunion in 2021, via the acquisition of Sontiq/Cyberscout. Cullina is responsible for driving Transunion’s global growth of it’s comprehensive cyber solutions and strengthening strategic partnerships throughout the insurance markets.
    He brings over 25 years of experience in cyber services, insurance research, development, and claims management. Cullina was Managing Director/CEO of Cyberscout from 2008 to 2021. He helped to guide Cyberscout’s maturity from a single product business focused on the U.S. to becoming the leading provider of personal and commercial cyber solutions to the insurance industry, with both a U.S. and global footprint.

    Find Matt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-cullina-7389b4a/
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    About Cyberscout (A TransUnion Brand):
    TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good.®

    A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people.

    Website: http://www.cyberscout.com
    Industry: Information Technology
    Company size: 101 – 250
    Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
    Founded: 2003
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at SAWOO


     

    • 40 min
    Ep 15 - Data Breaches – Back from the Past and Worse than Ever? - with James Jansen

    Ep 15 - Data Breaches – Back from the Past and Worse than Ever? - with James Jansen

     Sometimes a data breach is only one mouse-click away.

    But what happens then? How do you deal with an incident most efficiently?

    In today’s episode, James Jansen, Global Lead Cyber Incident Response Solutions at Consilio, chats with Anthony about his experience in data breach response, and shares some dos and don'ts to mitigate risk.

    You’ll learn:

    1. Why getting expert help when dealing with a data breach incident is the most efficient way to handle it
    2. Why it’s key to look at data retention policies & data mapping as a way to mitigate risk
    3. Why you should look at the human component of an incident instead of focusing only on the technology detection side
    4. What are the main improvements in processes and automation surrounding data breach incidents
    5. James' thoughts on recent "botched" incident responses and their impact on the cyber world

    About James:
    James is an experienced senior leader with 15+ years in the Legal, eDiscovery and Cyber Incident Response space - focusing on project management, strategic process development and comprehensive data mining and review solutions to clients impacted by cyber incidents, litigation and investigations.

    Find James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-jansen-076a0214/
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    About Consilio:
    Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and legal consulting services. The company supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. Consilio has extensive experience in litigation, HSR second requests, internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery, document review and more.

    Website: https://www.consilio.com/
    Industry: Legal services
    Company size: : 5,400+
    Headquarters: Washington, United States
    Founded: 2002
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at the SCL Program by SAWOO 

    • 40 min
    Ep 14 - Why Crypto Is The Next Big Product In Insurance - with Brad Gow

    Ep 14 - Why Crypto Is The Next Big Product In Insurance - with Brad Gow

    Crypto thefts result in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

    But despite these immense losses, the insurance industry hasn’t yet gotten into the thick of this challenging area of risk.

    Which means there is a massive, multi-million dollar gap in the market.

    In today’s episode, Brad Gow, VP at Sompo Digital Labs, chats with Anthony about the parallels between the cyber market of yesterday and the crypto market of today while highlighting the pressing need for coverage in this new area of risk.

    You’ll learn:

    1. What underwriters and brokers need to know about crypto in the insurance context
    2. The parallels between cyber insurance and crypto insurance
    3. What an insurable product looks like in crypto
    4. How the absence of insurance inhibits the adoption of blockchain technology 

    About Brad:
    Brad is a senior professional liability insurance executive and recognized industry leader in cyber risk insurance. He is currently focused on researching and developing new insurance products focused on crypto, blockchain and Web3 technology.

    Find Brad on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-gow-22b5658/
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    About Sompo Digital Labs:
    Sompo Digital Labs is the innovation arm for SOMPO, bringing together pioneering startups and the insurance industry. We partner with companies to bring innovative technologies to market, providing an arena for implementing security, health and wellbeing solutions.

    Website: https://sompo.io/en/
    Industry: Research Services
    Company size: 20
    Headquarters: Foster City, California
    Founded: 2015
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at the SCL Program by SAWOO 

    • 49 min
    Ep 13 - How Cyber Insurance Should Respond To Systemic Risk - with Kelly Castriotta

    Ep 13 - How Cyber Insurance Should Respond To Systemic Risk - with Kelly Castriotta

    Are systemic cyber risks uninsurable?

    With catastrophic events amassing over 200 million in losses, there is an extreme tail to cyber that people are starting to appreciate.

    For this reason, systemic cyber risks are a top concern for the future of cyber insurance.

    In today’s episode, Kelly Castriotta, Global Executive Underwriting Officer of Cyber at Markel, chats with Anthony and shares her thoughts about systemic events and how cyber insurance should be responding to them.

    You’ll learn:

    1. That contrary to what is often seen in the press, cyber insurance does pay claims
    2. Why cyber insurance shouldn't be bundled up in non-cyber policies
    3. What kind of risks should coverage really be changing to adapt to
    4. The challenges of war exclusion as a response to systemic risk
    5. Why solutions to systemic risk need to be twofold

    About Kelly:
    Kelly Castriotta, Esq., is Global Cyber Underwriting Executive, for Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) where she is responsible for leading the global underwriting strategy for cyber risk impacting all lines of business at Markel. She has a diverse background in professional lines, ranging from product development and underwriting management to in-house claims consulting and coverage litigation.

    Find Kelly on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-castriotta-esq-2405615/
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    About Markel:
    Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world.
    Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and founded in 1930, our financial goals are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits
    and superior investment returns to build shareholder value.

    Website: https://www.markel.com/
    Industry: Auto Insurance, Financial, Services, Insurance Management
    Company size: 10,000+
    Headquarters: Glen Allen, Virginia
    Founded: 1930
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at the SCL Program by SAWOO 

    • 54 min
    Ep 12 - How Private and Federal Parties Are Coming Together to Combat Threat Actors - with Carolyn Ryan

    Ep 12 - How Private and Federal Parties Are Coming Together to Combat Threat Actors - with Carolyn Ryan

    The regulatory aspect of cybersecurity is changing fast.

    Previously, you would only have a couple of attorney general inquiries.

    Now it’s in excess of 10!

    As a result, more people are coming together to combat threat actors than before and even the FBI is getting involved.

    In today’s episode, Carolyn Ryan, partner at Mullen Coughlin, chats to Anthony about the biggest legal developments in cyber insurance and security.

    You’ll learn:

    1. The biggest priority when cybersecurity incidents come in
    2. What people get wrong about endpoint protection solutions
    3. How to handle data better and more securely
    4. Mullen Coughlin’s biggest challenge according to Carolyn
    5. How the regulatory aspect of cybersecurity is changing

    About Carolyn:
    Carolyn Purwin Ryan is a Partner with Mullen Coughlin LLC, serving as a “Breach Couch” to organizations who are faced with a data privacy and security incident. She also provides organizations with pre-incident Advisory Compliance services, such as tabletop exercises, development of risk assessment policies, assessment of regulatory compliance requirements and inquiries from regulators at both the state and federal level.

    Find Carolyn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolyn-purwin-ryan-85461014/
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    About Mullen Coughlin:
    Mullen Coughlin is a law firm solely dedicated to counseling organizations in the context of data privacy and security. With over 90 attorneys, they are – and their mission is to remain – the data privacy and security thought leader for organizations of all sizes and across all industry sectors. Their equity members, many of whom are women, are pioneers in the field and are instrumental in shaping the development and implementation of data privacy and security practices and incident response services industry-wide.

    Website: https://www.mullen.law
    Industry: Law, Risk Management
    Company size: 200
    Headquarters: Devon, Pennsylvania
    Founded: 2016
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    About the host Anthony:
    Anthony is passionate about cyber insurance. He is the CEO of Asceris, a company that enables its 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
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    This podcast is produced by our friends at the SCL Program by SAWOO 

    • 41 min

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So helpful, so needed

Very well done show. This is so helpful and knowledgeable given that there are a lot of questions around the topic or cyber insurance. Looking forward to more episodes.

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