Critical Infrastructure Security , Cybercrime , Cybercrime as-a-service

ISMG Editors’ Panel: Cyber Insurers and Ransomware Response

Also: When Bug Bounty Programs Go Bad; In Hot Pursuit of Automotive Loan Fraud
Clockwise, from top left: Mathew Schwartz, Soumik Ghosh, Tom Field, Suparna Goswami

What's hot in the cybersecurity sphere? Four editors at Information Security Media Group meet weekly to detail the latest cybersecurity issues of greatest importance. Top topics this week include the role of cyber insurers in a ransomware victim's response, how to build a successful bug bounty program, and why auto loan fraud has been surging.

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Join the editors - Tom Field, senior vice president of editorial; Suparna Goswami, associate editor; Soumik Ghosh, assistant editor for Asia; and Mathew Schwartz, executive editor of DataBreachToday and for Europe - as they discuss:

  • Key ransomware incident response takeaways from an interview with Mark Singer of cyber insurance provider Beazley Group, including how insurers help policyholders not just during incidents but before;
  • Why bug bounty programs fail, and the cultural changes many organizations will first need to pursue to help them succeed;
  • How the automotive industry has been trying to combat a 300% rise in loan fraud in recent years.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Sept. 3 edition discussing new and rebranded ransomware groups, and the Sept. 10 edition discussing how ransomware affiliates change operators.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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