Inside Cybersecurity

December 1, 2021

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Cyber insurance leaders, responding to ransomware task force report, cite role in driving best practices, security improvements

By Charlie Mitchell / May 7, 2021

A new report on combating ransomware includes important high-level recommendations and is generally positive toward the insurance industry’s contributions, says Matthew McCabe of global insurance broker Marsh, but he says a suggestion that carrying cyber insurance may encourage attacks is off-base and misses the point on the causes behind the ransomware epidemic and insurers’ efforts to combat it.

“It’s a very good report overall but it takes an inaccurate view of the role of insurance,” McCabe told Inside Cybersecurity. “Suggesting...

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