CyberCube releases three cyber scenarios for Lloyd’s market
Cyber analytics specialist CyberCube has designed three cyber-specific scenarios to be used as part of Lloyd’s of London’s annual Realistic Disaster Scenarios (RDS) exercise.
Lloyd’s is one of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance marketplaces, it offers the efficiencies of shared resources and services in a marketplace that covers and shares risks from more than 200 territories, in any industry, at any scale.
The three scenarios – a cyber power outage, a widespread malware event, and a cloud outage event – will allow Lloyd’s managing agents and syndicates to stress test their portfolios of risk against these cyber perils.
Helping the cyber insurance market to grow
The CyberCube platform was established in 2015 within Symantec and now operates as a standalone company exclusively focused on the insurance industry, with access to an unparalleled ecosystem of data partners and backing from ForgePoint Capital, HSCM Bermuda, MTech Capital and individuals from Stone Point Capital.
The company helps the cyber insurance market to grow profitably through the use of its cyber risk analytics. It gives insurers the ability to take insight-driven risk decisions, see trends before they become claims and tackle complex and important challenges. The combined power of data, multi-disciplinary analytics, and cloud-based technology help with insurance placement, underwriting selection, and portfolio management optimisation.
Exposing the most up-to-date threat landscape and associated cyber threats
Syndicates and managing agents using CyberCube’s Portfolio Manager product will be able to run the scenarios and generate the necessary loss details for Lloyd’s. For cyber-specific RDS, CyberCube models can be used in the RDS data-gathering exercise.
John Anderson, CyberCube’s Senior Product Manager, said: “This is the third year in succession CyberCube has worked with Lloyd’s syndicates to produce cyber scenario results. We’ve been heavily involved as a development partner to Lloyd’s, and continue to ensure our Portfolio Manager product scenarios match and mirror the modeling and outputs needed for the RDS collection. The scenarios are ready and available for use today.”
Lloyd’s maintains a set of mandatory Realistic Disaster Scenarios to stress test both individual syndicates and the market as a whole. By analysing how their portfolios of insurance risks are affected by these scenarios, the Lloyd’s market can assess each syndicate’s and the market’s financial resilience. The scenarios also expose the most up-to-date threat landscape and associated cyber threats that cause significant accumulations of losses. Some scenarios are compulsory for all syndicates; others must be reported if estimated losses exceed a set threshold.