Ransomware has “changed the game” of cyber insurance

I recently made a presentation on ransomware and cyber insurance at the Barbados Risk and Insurance Management (BRIM) conference.

Many thanks to the Captive Insurance Times’ reporter Rebecca Delaney for so excellently capturing my session. In the intro section, she wrote:

“Cyber insurance is not an exhaustive replacement for robust security capabilities, warns Niel Harper […] He explained that ransomware is so disruptive because of the extensive network of paid services it has spawned, such as access brokers, malware packing, phishing kits, hosting and infrastructure, anonymity and encryption, and hardware for sale… In addition, distribution networks include social network spam, instant messaging spam, exploit kit development, spam email distribution, and traffic distribution systems.”

The full article can be found at: https://bit.ly/3MMs71t

Cloud Security Trends: What Is Cybersecurity Mesh?

“Have you heard of cybersecurity mesh?

Some are calling it one of the more notable trends for cloud security and today’s other cyber concerns. So, what is it, and how does it work? The technology stack is breaking down as more people use architectures based on micro-services.

They’re also using blockchain and other trust models to embrace an information-centric security model that works with distributed services (key to cloud security).”

I recently shared my perspectives on cybersecurity mesh with IBM Security Intelligence.

Check it out and let me know what you think!