Cyber-insurance and vulnerability scanning – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Cyber Security


Here’s how the results of vulnerability scans factor into decisions on cyber-insurance and how human intelligence comes into play in the assessment of such digital signals

Cyber-insurance has been an increasingly hot topic lately, with the cyber-insurance industry growing of 62 percent last year, which largely appears to be attributable to new contracts. To qualify for a cyber insurance policy, organizations need to meet certain security requirements, which includes having certain security solutions in place that reduce the risk of a cyberattack and a subsequent insurance claim.

A decision on an organization’s insurability is partly made following an external vulnerability scan. These scans need to be evaluated by experts, who, among other things, need to draw a line between exposure and performance signals. What else is there to know about how vulnerability scanning factors into decisions on cyber-insurance? Find out in the video.

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